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Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #7: John Maclean's 'Slow West' Puts a European Spin on the Western

Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #7: John Maclean's 'Slow West' Puts a European Spin on the Western

Before making films full time, John Maclean made music. He was in a band called The Beta Band, whose music has been featured in a string of acclaimed films, namely "High Fidelity,""Igby Goes Down" and "It's All Gone Pete Tong." Maclean made his first short, "Man on a Motorcycle," in 2009, and then another, called "Pitch Black Heist," in 2011. Both shorts feature actor Michael Fassbender, who also stars "Slow West," the feature film that Maclean is bringing to Sundance and screening in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. What's your film about in 140 characters or less?  Set in 1870 Colorado Territory, "Slow West" tells of a sixteen year old boy from the highlands of Scotland who crossed the wild West of America in search of the girl he loved. Now what's it really about? A European perspective of the West and young love, more info would contain spoilers. Tell us briefly about yourself.

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