Episode 2 of "Arkansas Traveler" Western Web Series, Starring Garret Dillahunt
In the series premiere of Arkansas Traveler from Travelin' Productions, we met a mysterious traveler with apparently murderous intentions, but who's still classy enough to buy a captive lady a whiskey. Now in Episode 2, "John Bones, You Know...." we are steeped further into the enigmatic journey of the traveler - Wayland McGlawhorn, played by Garret Dillahunt.
The complete 6-part web series - with four more episodes scheduled to drop every Wednesday in the coming weeks - is based on a revered feature-length screenplay by Sean Bridgers, of Deadwood fame as Johnny Burns, and acclaimed shows like Rectify and the upcoming Epix original, Get Shorty. Under Travelin' Productions' banner, Bridgers co-directed the series with Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot, an animation and visual effects super villain, who worked on films like The Matrix, and Master and Commander.
It's a project years in the making, as the filmmakers have reimagined original teaser footage they produced with Missouri production company, Wide Awake Films, back in 2010, into this web series. The web series carries the same goal as the original teaser short: to intrigue and grow an audience, and inspire them to demand more.
Travelin' Productions' mandate is simply to tell damn good stories, and with this project, the filmmakers hope to rally fans of westerns and dramas with a darker bend. Ray McKinnon once called the screenplay for this Faustian Western, "...one of the best un-produced scripts I have read in the last decade” (Arkansas Online, 2011)
Screeners for the Full Series and Interviews with the Filmmakers can be arranged by contacting Jason Cangialosi: email@example.com