SXSW’s 2016 Audience Award winner “Transpecos,” from rookie director Greg Kwedar, has a new trailer. Samuel Goldwyn Films, which picked up the distribution rights to the border-patrol thriller back in April, has also announced the release date for the film.
The story follows three border patrol agents, rookie Davis (Johnny Simmons), seasoned Flores (Gabriel Luna) and callous, world-weary Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr), who man a check point on a remote highway. On what feels like another routine stop, the contents of one car suddenly throws 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.
The screen play was co-written by Kwedar and Clint Bentley. The drama is being produced by Kwedar, Bentley, Molly Benson and Nancy Schafer.
“My writing partner and I, Clint Bentley, spent over four years researching and writing this script,” Kwedar told IndieWire during SXSW. “Border Patrol is a very insular agency, and to push past the bureaucracy and into the hearts of the men and women who do this job we had to venture out into the desert ourselves.”
Since its premiere at SXSW, the suspense-thriller has received favorable reviews from critics and promises to be a nail-biting adventure.
“Transpecos” arrives in theaters and digital on September 9.
Watch the trailer below: