Josh Stewart & A.J. Cook in Trailer for Appalachian Drama 'Back Fork'
by Alex Billington
March 14, 2019
"You think I don't know what you're doing for pills?" Uncork'd Entertainment has debuted the trailer for an indie film titled Back Fork, a small town addiction drama that's written, directed, produced by, and stars West Virginia-born actor Josh Stewart. Stewart plays Waylon, a man struggling to hold his life and family together after a heartbreaking tragedy. He and his wife, Nida, barely recognize themselves, let alone each other. Their inability to continue on and to heal, leaves them hopeless. When the strain of the tragedy is too much for the young couple, prescription pills become the medicine to ease the pain. Another depressing film about the opioid epidemic in America. But these are stories that need to be told. Also starring A.J. Cook, Agnes Bruckner, Wade Williams, Eden Brolin, David Selby, and Dorothy Lyman. Give this a look.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Josh Stewart's Back Fork, direct from Uncork'd's Vimeo:
Back Fork is the story of an everyman, Waylon (Josh Stewart), struggling to hold his life and family together after a heartbreaking tragedy. He and his wife, Nida, barely recognize themselves, let alone each other. Their inability to continue on and to heal, leaves them hopeless. With the growing burden of the unanswered questions of why, and a heavy dose of self-blame, It’s only a matter of time before Waylon turns to the magic of the pills to make the problems disappear. He finds a kindred spirit in his sister, Raylene, as he sleep walks through life with addiction. It's only a matter of time until Waylon finds himself at a crossroads. He learns that he's been asking the wrong question all along. The question isn't why, rather, where do I go from here? He's then able to see that we're all wounded animals. Sometimes we die, but sometimes we live. Back Fork is both written and directed by American actor-filmmaker Josh Stewart, his second feature film after making The Hunted previously. Uncork'd Entertainment will release Stewart's Back Fork in select theaters starting April 5th next month, then to VOD on April 9th. Anyone interested?
Stewart is a ridiculously under rated actor. Much like Jeremy Davies.
DAVIDPD on Mar 14, 2019
Oh yes, Jeremy Davies is and was always under rated. I always adored his role in 29 Palms. What a crazy film and a crazy role he played there ...
shiboleth on Mar 14, 2019
This looked pretty good. Good locations, nice photography and production design and an interesting and believable story. I recognize the actor and have to take my hat off to him for writing, directing producing and starring in this film and getting it made. Not bad. Hope he did a good job of it and wish him success. It'll be a tough sale in today's market of super hero comic book movies and silly infantile comedies. The audience for those kinds of movies will not turn out for an authentic film like this one.
thespiritbo on Mar 14, 2019
I think AJ Cook is the prettiest woman on TV...can't comment on her acting, because Criminal Minds is way too dark for me.
kitano0 on Mar 14, 2019
As said, no matter how hard they got, if done good, films like this one, are needed ...
shiboleth on Mar 14, 2019
Damn AJ Cook is incredible in these dark heart wrenching roles. Every time she has an emotional scene on Criminal Minds, her acting has me in tears. Can't wait to see what she does with this role! And man, is she beautiful!!
Justin on Mar 15, 2019
Josh Stewart was the second best performance in Punisher Season 2. This looks heartwrenchingly honest and relevant. I'll wait on the review from @npr-be1b4d5930a3ad3b5ada2a8236376237:disqus .
THE_RAW_ on Mar 20, 2019
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