In the American Old West, a Deputy Marshal puts together a posse of retired lawmen to go after a deadly outlaw. The men must navigate not only the difficult territory at their old age, but also the changing world around them. Shot in the historic Mescal Movie set in Benson, Arizona and throughout Central and South Texas, this western explores the relationships of fathers and sons while also delving into former heroes being forced to admit they are no longer in the world they helped to bring civilization.
The Oldest Posse is a love letter to the classic westerns the cast and crew grew up on. Westerns, like Sci-Fi films, allow the filmmaker to explore modern social issues in an unfamiliar environment. This film allowed me to explore my own history in the way the characters explore their own history. I attempted to paint the masters of the western genre into each frame of the film, from the lighting to the silhouettes, to the lack of gore. I wanted to create a film that both paid homage to the great directors like Leone and Ford, while exploring modern day social issues like single parenthood and absent fathers.
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A Deputy Marshal must hunt down a deadly outlaw with the help of his retired freinds.