Dead Man's Burden

Synopsis: A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): Jared Moshe
Production: Cinedigm
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

He really threatened

to shoot you?

I ain't home now, am I?

Well, ever occur to you

that he just might

have changed his mind?


(Noise & Music)

And so saith the Lord,

"As the heavens are higher

than the earth, so are My

ways higher than your ways."

All we know is this

world around us

and the people who inhabit it.

We trust your grace of love to--

This ain't no saloon.

Fine sermon Reverend.

Sure is. Ain't for

his ears though.

There ain't no kind words ever

escaped your father's lips

about that fella.

We are here to remember

the dead not dishonor them

by brawling on their grave.

Well, this here

greedy carpetbagging son

of a bitch is a doing your

family the damn dishonor.

Now, you know, I would

never do Joe no disrespect,

but it ain't right.


It'd be fine if you

come stand by Heck and me.

Pa would've wanted

it that way, I think.

You mean that?

He lost to you at cards

more times that he could count.

Still he kept on coming back.

But you think you and

Heck might maybe want to come

and visit the lonely old

man one of these days?

You sing with me?

[Singing] Shall we

gather at the river

where bright angel

feet have trod.

With its crystal tide forever

flowing by the throne of God.


Mr. Lane.

My apologies for the

trouble my presence has caused.

As far as meetings

with Three Penny Hank go,

I'd say yours wasn't

all that bad.

Best not begrudge

a man in mourning.

Me and your father

were very close.

Well, ain't nobody else

could stand neither of them.

Well, my thanks to you for

allowing me to be in attendance.

You've come to understand

a man sitting

across a negotiating

table and your father was

as fine as he was hardheaded.

Well, perhaps one day soon,

you'll get to know us that well.

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Jared Moshe

Jared Moshe is an American-born director, screenwriter and producer of independent films. He wrote and directed the feature Westerns Dead Man's Burden (2012) and The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017). He has also produced the features Destricted (2006), Kurt Cobain: About a Son (2006), Low and Behold (2007), Beautiful Losers (2008), Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011), and Silver Tongues (2011). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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