One of the genre films world premiering at the upcoming Fantastia International Film Festival is the action-revenge thriller Mohawk, directed by Ted Geoghegan. The man behind 2015’s We Are Still Here is back, and this time he’s bringing us into the 1800s for a shocking historical tale. It’ll premiere July 15 at Théâtre D.B. Clarke. Here’s the official festival one-sheet.
In Mohawk, set in 1814…
“The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them.
An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.”
The cast includes Eamon Farren (“Twin Peaks”), Kaniehtiio Horn, Jonathan Huber (WWE’s Luke Harper), Justin Rain (SyFy’s “Defiance), Noah Segan (Looper, Starry Eyes, The Mind’s Eye), Ian Colleti (AMC’s “Preacher”), Robert Longstreet, Sheri Foster and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes, Crossbones).
Geoghegan wrote the script with Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstör.