Tony Toastdirectorial debut American (pre-titled National anthem) will have its world premiere at the upcoming SXSW, Submission deadline; termination period reported. The film is set to premiere on March 17th at the Paramount Theater in the Story Spotlight section. The darkly comedic crime thriller follows a rag-tag group of heroes and villains in pursuit of a treasured Lakota Native American ghost jacket, a legendary Native American artifact tied to the complex history of the American West. The artifact became famous for its role in the Battle of Wounded Knee, as the Lakota tribe thought that by wearing Ghost Shirts, they would be immune to bullets fired by white settlers. Unfortunately, it didn’t work as well as it was supposed to and hundreds of Lakota warriors were killed during the battle.
The film focuses on the motivations of those searching for the legendary dress. whether for wealth, personal gain, or a desire to return it to its proper place. Speaking of excitement about the Toast project said before, “I’m excited to bring to the screen a vision of modern rural America that pays homage to the legends of the West and radically reinvents them.” Native American activist Marcus RedThunder, previously consulted on such projects Longmire and EnemiesWorked as a consultant on the film, which was produced with the support of the New Mexico Film Office.
Cast and crew behind American
The film has an all-star ensemble cast that has some favourites Sidney Sweeney, Paul Walter Hauser, Eric Dane, Zahn McClarnon, Gavin Maddox Bergman, Simon Rex, Derek Hinkie, Toby Hoosand Harriet Sansom Harris. The feature marks the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s acting debut Hasley. The detailed craftsmanship in the film is done by renowned names in the industry such as cinematographer. Nigel Bullock (The unbearable weight of great talent), production designer Russell Barnes (Captain Fantastic), costume designer Jillian Bundrick (Reservation dogs), editor Peter McNulty (Mumbai Hotel) and composer David Fleming (The end of us). Tost directed from a script he wrote.
Alex Sachs together with Page made a film for Fifty-Four Pictures Aaron L. Gilbert For Bron Studios. Creative Wealth Media also produces in-house Jason Cloth as executive producer.
american It will debut on the big screen at SXSW on March 17th. Watch our interview with Sweeney below: