The Wilderness Road
One of 12 Westerns made in 12 months during 2020, The Wilderness Road is the story of three land pirates, infamous outlaws who made their name robbing and killing near the turn of the 19th century. Samuel Mason is a Revolutionary War hero who turns to a life of crime and forms a notorious gang of thieves. Big Harpe and Little Harpe, considered by some to be America’s first serial killers, wreak havoc through the Southeast on a killing spree with no end in sight. Their evil paths will soon collide and many more will die.
The cast features Creek Wilson, Travis Mills, Daulton Brewer, John Marrs, and many others.
The Tenth 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.