EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently sat down with God is a Bullet producer Michael Mendelsohn to talk about his work on the Nick Cassavetes-directed film, including the adaptation process for this project based on the novel by Boston Teran.
Mendelsohn also discusses the importance of not shying away from stories that examine darker sides of the real world, and looks back at the evolution of his career in the film industry as a producer and financier. Additionally, Mendelsohn speaks about the significance of the current WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Based on true events and the novel of the same name. Vice detective Bob Hightower finds his ex-wife murdered and daughter kidnapped by a cult. Frustrated by the botched official investigations, he quits the force and infiltrates the cult to hunt down the leader with the help of the cult’s only female victim escapee, Case Hardin.
Available on VOD and digital July 11th, 2023.
For more information, head to the official XYZ Films God is a Bullet webpage.
This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn’t exist.
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. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Recently, Manning graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift.