Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to release "Dead Man's Burden," from director Jared Moshé. The 1870-set Western premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is playing this weekend at the Hamptons Int'l Film Festival. Cinedigm plans a 2013 release with a VOD, digital and DVD roll out to follow.
Cinedigm's Vincent Scordino states that Moshé, who filmed on location in the high desert of northern New Mexico, "has created a classic Western in which his eye for detail and love of the genre come through in every scene." The film stars Clare Bowen, David Call and Barlow Jacobs. Read the synopsis below:
ThePlaylist reviewed the film at LAFF, and declared it "A Stunningly Shot, Slow Burner Of A Classic, Yet Modern Western."
Martha and her husband Heck, who are struggling to make ends meet on the rural New Mexico frontier. When a mining company expresses interest in buying their land, Martha and Heck see their ticket to a better life. Their hopeful plans are soon complicated when Martha’s oldest brother Wade, presumed dead during the war, returns to the family homestead after learning of their father’s death.