We talk with the director-star of the post-Civil War drama set to open April 22 in limited theatrical release.
Three years after writing, directing, and starring in The Great Alaskan Race, his engrossing fact-based drama about dog sledders who struggle to save small-town children from a deadly epidemic in 1925, Brian Presley is once again pulling triple duty for Hostile Territory, a post-Civil War western set to premiere April 22 in limited theatrical release, and April 26 on streaming platforms.
Presley plays Jack Calgrove, a Union officer who, after his release from a POW camp, rushes home to be reunited with his wife and children. Unfortunately, he finds his wife has passed away during his absence. Even more unfortunately, he learns his children, considered orphans, are heading deep into the West aboard a train crossing old enemy lines.
Calgrove and another former soldier are joined by a troop of Native American sharpshooters and a freed slave as they race to intercept the orphan train before all hope is lost. We recently spoke with Brian Presley about his mined this arresting premise for gripping drama.