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The Oldest Posse

In the American Old West, a Deputy Marshal puts together a posse of retired lawmen to go after a deadly outlaw. The men must navigate not only the difficult territory at their old age, but also the changing world around them. Shot in the historic Mescal Movie set in Benson, Arizona and throughout Central and South Texas, this western explores the relationships of fathers and sons while also delving into former heroes being forced to admit they are no longer in the world they helped to bring civilization.

  • Brett William Mauser
    Lady Lawmen
  • Brett William Mauser
    Lady Lawmen
  • Joey Venegas Jr
  • Sergio Cantu
    Key Cast
    Red Days
  • Jake Jecmenek
    Key Cast
  • Craig Rainey
    Key Cast
  • KeeKee Suki
    Key Cast
    "Fire Cloud"
  • Christopher Henry
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Leos
    Key Cast
  • Michael Burger Song
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    4K RAW
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Director Biography - Brett William Mauser

Brett Mauser has been making films for over 30 years. He has produced over 40 feature films, more than 50 music videos and hundreds of commercials. After receiving his AAS in Radio-Television-Film from San Antonio College in 1994, he opened his own production company, Ponderous Productions. His films saw Blockbuster Shelves and Netflix instant streaming as well as their DVD catalog. In 2011, he returned to school at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where he received his BA and MA in Communication. He taught Public Speaking at Del Mar College and began teaching Fundamentals of Film and Video, Intermediate and Senior FiIm Product and Conceptual Storytelling at the Art Institute of San Antonio. He then became a professor of Digital Film and Video Production at Northwest Vista College. He opened Not So Sane Entertainment in 2015 and hosts a web series called "What Went Wrong" where he discusses all the mistakes he made in his film career.

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Director Statement

The Oldest Posse is a love letter to the classic westerns the cast and crew grew up on. Westerns, like Sci-Fi films, allow the filmmaker to explore modern social issues in an unfamiliar environment. This film allowed me to explore my own history in the way the characters explore their own history. I attempted to paint the masters of the western genre into each frame of the film, from the lighting to the silhouettes, to the lack of gore. I wanted to create a film that both paid homage to the great directors like Leone and Ford, while exploring modern day social issues like single parenthood and absent fathers.