Los Angeles based filmmaker Julian Higgins (a past Student Academy Award winner) began tinkering around with the long form of his current project with a 2015 short Winter Light – based on James Lee Burke’s short story. After a paying gig in television’s Guidance, this past February Higgins took to the epoque friendly backdrop of Montana for a neo-Western thriller starring Thandie Newton. God’s Country was recently included in Film Music and Sound Design Lab at the Sundance Institute.
Gist: Written by Shaye Ogbonna, Newton plays a grieving college professor living on her own at the edge of the national forest. One day she confronts two hunters trespassing on her land, triggering a battle of wills with dangerous ramifications.
Production Co./Producers: Cold Iron’s CEO Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall, Halee Bernard, Julian Higgins.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.