In this interview, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with director Aharon Keshales about his new drama film South of Heaven. During their conversation, Keshales speaks about the biblical influences from the Book of Job on his film, working with Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly, and using cinematography as a dynamic narrative device.
Be advised that there is some in-depth discussion of the film included in the interview, so consider this your spoiler warning, if you’ve yet to see South of Heaven.
If you prefer an audio edition, you can listen to this interview here:
After serving twelve years for armed robbery, Jimmy gets an early parole. Upon his release from prison he vows to give Annie, his childhood love, now dying from cancer, the best year of her life. The best last year of her life. If only life were that simple…
In theaters, on VOD, and digital October 8th, 2021.
Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program “Meet Me at the Movies.” He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. He is currently studying film, television, and English at Gardner-Webb University.