About Day of the Gun

Setting: Montana, 1895 

Struggling to survive, widowed ranch owner Maggie Carter promises “there will be Hell to pay” if cattle baron Cyrus McCall doesn’t tear down a fence he has put up adjoining her property to deter rustlers.  Along with the wire, Maggie also has to contend with son Ned’s disillusionment and her daughter Kate’s romantic interest in young Cy, Cyrus and Rachel McCall’s son.  When Ned and Cy have a confrontation relating to an incident in their past, Ned is accidentally killed. Overwrought, Maggie summons a shadowy figure from her past to take revenge on her son’s killer.  Maggie’s plan pulls both families into the fray, and someone pays a high price.


“Westerns these days might be few and far between, but Day of the Gun keeps the old time spirit alive.”
Jazz Clark, Morgan Messenger & Hancock News

“With many stunning visuals and a stirring musical score that is easily the equal to Hollywood’s finest, Day of the Gun is a very special movie indeed — a class act all the way. Moving, exciting, compelling, thoughtful, this is truly a movie to watch out for.”
Ben Bridges, Amazon’s #1 Western Novelist

“This is an unusually big story for recent westerns, especially low-budget ones, a throwback to family-centered Western stories like Broken Lance and Flaming Star and TV’s Bonanza and Big Valley. “ Read more.
Henry C. Parke, Henry’s Western Round-Up

Screening History

Day of the Gun has had 16 screenings in movie theaters across five different states:

  • February 24, 25, & 26, 2015: Sun Valley Cinema 6, Glen Burnie, MD
  • September 20 & 21, 2015: Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX
  • August 17, 2014: Marley Station Moview, Glen Burnie, MD
  • May 24 & 26, 2014: Clayton Theatre, Dagsboro, DE
  • May 9, 2014: Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, MD
  • April 27, 2014: Star Theatre, Berkeley Springs, WV
  • April 13, 2014: Alamo Drafthouse, Ashburn, VA
  • March 2, 2014: Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD
  • February 9, 2014: Xscape Theatre, Branywine, MD
  • January 26, 2014: Pikes Theatre, Pikesville, MD
  • January 12, 2014: Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester, VA
  • November 14, 2013: Weinberg Center, Frederick, MD

In the News

Gunning for movie stardom: Rockdale native Jason Brown to host “Day of the Gun” Texas premiere
Rockdale Reporter, August 7, 2014

Maryland-filmed Western to premiere at Clayton
–Coastal Point, May 23, 2014

Shipley makes return engagement at Chesapeake for “Day of the Gun”
–The Baltimore Sun, March 6, 2014

Chesapeake Arts to Present County Premiere of Maryland-Made Indie Western “Day of the Gun”
–Pasadena Voice, February 18, 2014

Going Behind the Scenes of Day of the Gun (Video)
–Top of the Morning, April 11, 2013