Buffalo Dreams is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered on March 11, 2005. The film stars Reiley McClendon and Simon Baker.
Although Thomas Blackhorse doesn't fully understand the significance of carrying on the Navajo teachings, he does resent tourists who don't appreciate the local way of life. After accepting Josh Townsend, a transplant from Chicago who just moved to the community with his family, into his circle of friends, Thomas is equally hurt and angry when Josh betrays a confidence and reveals the location of a sacred Navajo landmark to vandals. To save his friendship with Thomas and preserve the local customs, Josh challenges the leader of the vandals to a dangerous mountain bike race. Josh and Thomas must work together to defend the Native American legacy.
- Reiley McClendon as Josh Townsend
- Simon R. Baker as Thomas Blackhorse
- Graham Greene as John Blackhorse
- Tessa Vonn as Scout Blackhorse
- Max Van Ville as Moon
- Chris Hunter as Kyle
- Adrienne Bailon as Domino
- Geraldine Keams as Abuela Rose
- Christopher Robin Miller as Virgil
- George Newbern as Dr. Nick Townsend
- Seth Packard as Wylie
- Jane Sibbett as Blaine Townsend
- Justin Stern as Luke
- Chris White as JG
In 2006 the film was nominated for two awards The Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for David S. Jackson and Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actress for Tessa Vonn.