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Former Gloucester resident now showrunner for own series

Former Gloucester resident and musician Brian Elder moved to Texas in 2012 to pursue a career in acting, and has now released a television series that he produced through his own production company, Elder Films.

“Death and Compromise” is a four-part television series set in the 1850s about two cowboys who get framed for murder by a crooked deputy, said Elder. The deputy turns the town against the men, who then come across two saloon women who con the men into helping them escape the town.

Elder and his partner John Hall play the two leads, Luke and Lem, respectively.

Elder said the series is under a distribution contract with High Octane Pictures, and he’s hoping it does well enough that he can fund another four episodes to create a full eight-show season. It’s available for viewing at

Elder grew up playing the guitar and singing, and spent the years after graduating from Gloucester High School playing gigs at festivals and in bars while working in various jobs...

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