2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Sunday, March 13
9:00PM - 10:26PM

Vimeo Theater
500 Ceasar Chavez, entrance at Ceasar Chavez and Red River


Hashtags: #sxsw #transpecos

On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guards who believes a college degree can’t stop a bullet. It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything. What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.

Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English and Spanish wit h English Subtitles
Year: 2016
Runtime: 86min

Director: Greg Kwedar

Executive Producer: Josh Braun, Rick Carter, Kristel Carter, Jon Halbert, Linda Halbert, Larry Kalas, Debbie Kalas, Michael Kwedar, Phyllis Kwedar, Walt Penn, Cheryl Penn

Producer: Molly Benson, Greg Kwedar, Clint Bentley, Nancy Schafer

Screenwriter: Greg Kwedar, Clint Bentley

Cinematographer: Jeffrey Waldron

Editor: Alan Canant

Production Designer: Peter K. Benson

Sound Designer: Mac Smith

Music: Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner

Additional Credits: Co-Executive Producer: Jennifer Kuczaj, Associate Producer, Casting: Rich Delia, Associate Producer: Joan Sullivan

Principal Cast: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins, Jr.


Greg Kwedar makes his feature film directorial debut with TRANSPECOS, but has been working in film since he dropped out of accounting in college. He is the producer of RISING FROM ASHES about the Rwandan national cycling team, executive produced by Forest Whitaker. Greg has spoken on panels at UNESCO, SXSW and the United Nations, among others.

Sales Agent: Submarine Entertainment

Public Film Contact
Josh Braun
Submarine Entertainment
(212) 625-1410

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Frank Publicity



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