The Plot

Described by its director as “Mad Max bitch slapping Terrence Malick,” Dust of War rampages through a post-apocalyptic American Frontier as a lone soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to rescue a girl fated as the savior of humanity. Our hero joins forces with a cynical war veteran and a slimy Peter Lorre-type to bring the girl to safety, encountering mysterious invaders, unmarked minefields, and traveling showmen along the way.

The Look

Shot on South Dakota prairie lands, DoW harbors the earthy textures of Dances With Wolves and the stark beauty of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. South Dakota’s savagely beautiful landscape will serve as the perfect backdrop to a classic action-adventure picture.

What does ‘Dust of War’ mean?

In a literal sense, it represents the settling dust of war itself, from the rubble and carnage to the bomb residue still lingering in the air. The more theoretical interpretation represents the spoils of our humanity, and how we must, by any means necessary, salvage what we have left.