Watch: Official Trailer for Border Patrol Agents Thriller 'Transpecos'
"They said that they'd kill my entire family… They even sent me a picture of my mom at the post office – you tell me what you would do?" Samuel Goldwyn Films has released an official trailer for an indie film called Transpecos, a tense thriller about Border Patrol agents that first premiered at SXSW. The cast features Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins Jr., David Acord and Oscar Avila. Three Border Patrol agents operate a remote checkpoint in the desert, and things get tense once they discover what's inside one car that appears. This took filmmaker Greg Kwedar six years to make, in hopes of telling human stories caught within the balance. This is a solid trailer, I like that it ends on a very tense moment.
Here's the official trailer (+ a poster) for Greg Kwedar's Transpecos, in high def from Apple:
Depicting corruption as unavoidable as the desert heat, Transpecos is a tense thriller that puts the audience in the shoes of three border patrol agents who man a check point on a remote highway. Rookie Davis (Johnny Simmons) and seasoned Flores (Gabriel Luna) work with the callous, world-weary Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr) to round out the trio. On what feels like another routine stop, the contents of one car will throw their lives out of control. As dark secrets are revealed, each passing hour will bring them closer to a nightmarish conclusion that could cost them their lives, in a world where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself. Transpecos is the first feature from filmmaker Greg Kwedar, of a few shorts previously who has been working on this for 6 years. The script is by Greg Kwedar and Clint Bentley. Samuel Goldwyn will release Transpecos starting September 9th this fall. This first premiered at SXSW.