"The Stand at Paxton County"

"Where Untamed Freedom Runs"

David's screenplay, The Stand at Paxton County, helmed by director Brett Hedlund and produced by ESX Productions has recently wrapped principal photography in Northern California. 


Set in North Dakota, livestock rancher Dell Connelly finds himself targeted by a combination of nefarious forces which relieve him of his cattle and horses under false and illegal pretenses while his daughter arrives back home again from Afganistan to help take up her father's fight. 

Dell and estranged daughter Janna Connelly face-off against state and local authorities who by questionable means relieve local ranchers of their livestock and way of life. One of America's last and freest frontiers is now under attack as influence is bought, law enforcement engaged, and valuable livestock targeted and taken.

The film is set to be released in early 2019.






The Stand at Paxton County - Screenplay by David M. O'Neill