Director Ty Roberts’ Texas Epic THE IRON ORCHARD will premiere on Saturday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dallas International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, May 3 at the Magnolia Theater, West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name, THE IRON ORCHARD is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way through the ranks to ultimately become a formidable oilman.
THE IRON ORCHARD stars Lewisville native, Lane Garrison, known for his previous work on “Prison Break” and “Roots.” Hassie Harrison, with generations of family ties in Dallas, also stars in the film, alongside Austin Nichols (The CW’s “In the Dark”), Ali Cobrin (LightWork’s “Redemption”) and Lew Temple (“Kidnap”).
The film was produced by Houston Hill, George Sledge and Camille S. Chambers.
Dallasite Brint Ryan served as executive producer alongside fellow Texans: Greg McCabe, Peter Atherton, and Gary Newsom.
Lane Garrison is Jim McNeely
Ali Cobrin is Lee Montgomery
Austin Nichols is Dent Paxton
Lew Temple is Ort Cooley
Hassie Harrison is Mazie Wales
Temple Baker is Pluto
Ned Van Zandt is Thomas Van Zandt
Allan McLeod is Barry Wakely
Timothy Lee DePriest is Peaches
Donnie Boaz is Charlie Dupree