Some new footage contained within a new music video for They Die By Dawn, a western featuring black cowboys, conceived and directed by Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts (a collaborative group of artists – both music and film – headed by Samuel).
The all-star cast includes some fan favorites: Jesse Williams, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine, Clifton Powell, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Erykah Badu, and others.
It’s not a feature film however; it’s a short. But I wouldn’t count out the potential for a feature adaptation, especially if response to the short is strong. And based on your reactions to the trailer, posted a few months ago, as well as film festival and private screening attendee reactions to the film, where it has screened thus far, it’s off to a good start.
The 30-minute film is reportedly based on a series of real-life stories.
Here’s the synop:
Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.
The music video for the title track They Die By Dawn, which is embedded below, features the vocal talents of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Jay Electronica, and Lucy Liu.
It actually plays more like a second trailer for the film, since it contains only footage from the film, and not the musicians (just their voices).