Dead Man's Burden

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Clare Bowen
Martha Kirkland

David Call
Heck Kirkland

Barlow Jacobs
Wade McCurry

1 hour, 33 minutes


Set in 1870 in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, Dead Man's Burden is the story of Martha (newcomer Clare Bowen) and her husband Heck (David Call), who are struggling to make ends meet on the rural New Mexico frontier. When a mining company expresses interest in buying their land, Martha and Heck see their ticket to a better life. Their hopeful plans are soon complicated when Martha’s oldest brother Wade (Barlow Jacobs), presumed dead during the war, returns to the family homestead after learning of their father’s death.. official plot version from

Additional Notes

  • Premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • Filmed on location in the high desert of northern New Mexico in the style of a classic western.