Otis (John Magaro), also known as "Cookie," is a cook for a band of fur trappers as they journey west through Oregon Territory in the 1820s.
Just before the crew arrives at a trading post, Cookie comes across Chinese immigrant King-Lu (Orion Lee), cowering naked behind a fern because he's being sought for murder. The two have an immediate rapport.
When they meet again at the trading post, they develop a friendship and King-Lu invites Cookie for a drink. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner's prized milking cow.
Based on the novel The Half-Life by Jon Raymond.
|Producer(s):||Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino|
|Cast:||John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Scott Shepherd, Ewen Bremner, Rene Auberjonois, Gary Farmer, Alia Shawkat|
|Writer(s):||Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond|