A Western


The Screening Room 127 E. Congress

2016/ USA/ 15 Min/ Drama
Directed by Xiao Li Tan
Starring: Issac Haldeman, Tanner Sarff, Jennifer Martinez, Marty Sarff

Filmed in the desert outside of Tucson.

A Western is a character study on brotherhood, forgiveness, and what it means to be a psychopath. The question ‘is there a limit to forgiveness?’

Ripley is the older brother who always picks up after his brother Heck. He has always been there for him no matter what was left in Heck’s wake. He has dreams of settling down with his wife, starting a family and looking back on the rough and crazy times he has had with his brother. Being the older brother, he bared the burden of raising Heck to the best of his abilities even though their true father had abandoned them. Much to his dismay he was not able to distill any of his scruples into his younger brother and has come to realize that in small doses, even the devil can be good company