In this conversation, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with director/co-writer Julian Higgins about his debut feature, God’s Country.
During this discussion, Higgins talks about adapting James Lee Burke’s short story into a feature film, working with Thandiwe Newton in this character-driven drama, filming on location in Montana, and the stunning cinematography captured by Director of Photography, Andrew Wheeler.
If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:
A black former police officer turned professor in a rural college town is drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply held values to the test in this gripping modern day Western.
In theaters September 16th, 2022.
For more information, head to the official IFC Films God’s Country webpage.
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.