The Bend is a story about troubled brothers Royce and Jonathan Barstrand. Their childhood was marred by abuse at the hand of their father, Tobias Barstrand. The world knew Tobias as a motivational speaker of both renown and infamy. His family knew a different man; a man who tore them apart throughout the years. When an emergency road trip thrusts the brothers together after years of estrangement, it seems there will be no reconciliation. Especially when their trip takes them through The Bend, a remote region fraught with deeds of an active serial killer, and patrolled by mountain legend, Sheriff Eli Kegan (Michael Madsen).