It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). For his journey he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred.

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David Zellner

Nathan Zellner


Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Executive Producer: Jim Reeve, Robert Halmi Jr.
Producer: Nathan Zellner, Chris Ohlson, David Zellner
Screenwriter: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Cinematographer: Adam Stone
Editor: Melba Robichaux
Production Designer: Scott Kuzio
Music: The Octopus Project
Principal Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster, Joe Billingiere
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Terry Anderson


Jessica Lacy
Public Film Contact
Nathan Zellner
Zellner Bros.
Publicity Contact
Nathan Zellner
(512) 296-1045
Sales Agent
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Genre: Comedy, Western
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 113:00 mins