Barlow Jacobs first caught our attention when he appeared opposite Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols' feature film debut "Shotgun Stories." While Shannon's profile has risen to huge heights since the 2007 drama, Jacobs has remained relatively below the radar, continuing to deliver solid work in films as varied as the Sundance hit comedy "Great World of Sound," Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last" and the experimental horror film "The Oregonian."
His latest film, the indie post Civil War western "Dead Man's Burden,"
drew rave reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it world last year. In his glowing review out of LAFF, Indiewire's Eric Kohn said the film did "justice to its western roots." The directorial debut of indie
producer Jared Moshé is a spectacular looking drama in which Jacobs
gives a commanding turn as Wade, a former soldier-turned-deserter who
returns to his sister under mysterious circumstances. Cinedigm Entertainment group releases the film in New York on May 3rd, with a national release to follow. Below, check out the first trailer for the western: