Tales of the Natchez Trace

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One of 12 Westerns made in 12 months during 2020, The Tales of the Natchez Trace, a companion piece to The Wilderness Road, is a collection of short stories that follow other famous figures from this time and place. From the boisterous Mike Fink to the disturbed Meriwether Lewis and even the dueling Andrew Jackson, the film shares a new look at some of the greatest myths of the American South.

The cast features Rance Randall, Kelly Kidd, Travis Mills, Daulton Brewer, Sadie Hebert, and more.

The Eleventh of 12 Westerns: Director’s Note

There’s a good argument to be made that in a year of challenging productions, this two punch combo of feature films (The Wilderness Road and its companion piece Tales of the Natchez Trace) may have been our most ambitious undertaking and altogether the most difficult. Though less intense than Deputy’s Wife, we faced some incredible obstacles on these two: trying to be accurate to a totally different time period with unique and hard to find wardrobe, locations spread out over four states, the six week long shooting schedule, the continued and progressed battle with COVID, and the sheer size of this epic tale.

-Travis Mills