Trailer: They Die By Dawn

Now don’t get too excited. I should probably get out of the way that this isn’t a feature film, but a 30 minute short directed by usual musician Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts. Now, how Samuel was able to get such an impressive cast, I’m not sure – but boy, did he ever. With Michael K Williams (isn’t this enough to warrant our attention?), Isaiah Washington, Giancarlo Esposito, Nate Parker, Jesse Williams, Erykah Badu, and Rosario Dawson (IMDb also lists Idris Elba, but he’s nowhere to be seen in the trailer), there is absolutely no doubt that this short film is going to rock.

Well, okay… it does look cheesy. And it may look a little too sleek and polished for those who like their westerns on the gritty/Peckinpah side. But remember that this dude’s a musician and appreciate the fact that he brought all of these awesome actors together… for a western. Mostly, I’m just eager to see Omar and Gus on screen together.

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not sure if this is historically accurate


Apparently these characters did exist… I doubt whether the makers intended it to be historically accurate… Refreshing to see a stylish, classy black western with some of my favourite actors… hope it comes to a theatre near me.