Slow West is a 2015 New Zealand/UK action western film written and directed by John Maclean in his directorial debut. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Ben Mendelsohn, the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015, where it was awarded the Sundance Institute's World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic Winner.
The film was first released on May 15, 2015 in the United States, with a simultaneous release on video on demand.
Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a highland born Scottish boy, travels to the United States to search for his love, Rose Ross (Caren Pistorius). He runs into a group of men who chase and attempt to kill a Native American. Jay is briefly interrogated by the men until a bounty hunter Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) arrives and kills the leader. Soon after, Jay pays the bounty hunter for protection as he searches for Rose, to which Silas agrees.