Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Jared Moshé’s “Dead Man’s Burden,” the company announced in a statement on Thursday. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, will screen at the Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend.
Cinedigm's theatrical distribution will begin in 2013, with subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital and DVD.
Set in 1870 in the aftermath of the Civil War, the film tells the story of Martha (Claire Bowen) and her husband Heck (David Call) who are struggling to make ends meet on the rural New Mexico frontier.
When a mining company shows interest in their land, the couple see their ticket to a better life. But their plans become more complicated when Martha’s brother Wade, presumed dead during the war, returns to the family home.
The production filmed on location in northern New Mexico and was filmed in the style of a classic western. It marks veteran independent producer Jared Moshé’s directorial debut.
“Jared has created a classic Western in which his eye for detail and love of the genre come through in every scene,” said Vincent Scordino, vice president of acquisitions, theatrical, for Cinedigm. “The result is an entertaining and thoughtful film that audiences will find satisfying on many levels.”