A Conversation with “The Last Stop in Yuma County” writer/director Francis Galluppi. [Fantastic Fest]

EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently spoke with writer and director Francis Galluppi about his directorial debut, The Last Stop in Yuma County. A selection for Fantastic Fest 2023, this western flick stars the likes of Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue, Richard Brake, Faizon Love, and Michael Abbott Jr.


L-R: Nicholas Logan as Travis and Richard Brake as Beau in THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY.

In this conversation, Galluppi discusses the production of this unique single-location film, as well as his background in directing music videos for the rock band Mt. Joy.

If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:

Official Synopsis:

When a traveling knife salesman is forced to wait for fuel at an isolated rest stop, violence erupts around him when two bank robbers arrive during their getaway from a big heist.

World premiere during Fantastic Fest 2023.

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.

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