God’s Country

When a grieving college professor confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she’s drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Sandra Guidry: Thandiwe Newton
  • Samuel Cody: Jefferson White
  • Gretchen: Tanaya Beatty
  • Gus Wolf: Jeremy Bobb
  • Arthur Gates: Kai Lennox
  • Nathan Cody: Joris Jarsky
  • Beefer: Gabriel Clark
  • Diane: Phaedra Nielson
  • Susan: Karen Jean Olds
  • Troublemaker: Dark Sevier
  • Bartender: Ainsley Sevier
  • John: John Hosking
  • Minister: Matthew Yetter
  • Faith: Lynn Solomon
  • Aakii: Aakii
  • Funeral Director: Dan Gravage
  • Retiring Professor: George De Vries
  • Colleague: Bob Wheeler
  • Tree Farm Owner: Steven Conard
  • Masked Logger: Derek Sorrell
  • Nathan’s Mother: Edie Linneweber
  • Church Member: Travis W Bruyer
  • Bar Patron: Amy McLeod

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Mark Bennett
  • Producer: Miranda Bailey
  • Sound Mixer: Brad Bryan
  • First Assistant Director: Ian J. Putnam
  • Casting: Kate Britton
  • Colorist: Élodie Ichter
  • Director of Photography: Andrew Wheeler
  • Producer: Amanda Marshall
  • Writer: Julian Higgins
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Blake M. Farmer
  • Property Master: Charlie Textor
  • Boom Operator: Matt McGowin
  • Second Unit Cinematographer: Hannah Getz
  • Writer: Shaye Ogbonna
  • Sound Mixer: Chris Trueman
  • Still Photographer: Ezra Olson
  • Leadman: Lauren Norby
  • Key Grip: Kyle Honnig
  • Makeup Department Head: Rebecca Lee Castro
  • Key Hair Stylist: Deidra Portillo
  • Second Assistant Director: Sarah Balboa
  • Producer: Halee Bernard
  • Art Direction: Abbie Alvarez
  • Second Assistant Director: Michele Cusick
  • Location Scout: J.D. Jacoby
  • Property Master: Justin Aragon
  • Costume Design: Kate Lindsay
  • Lighting Technician: Eric Mosley
  • Second Assistant Camera: Ethan Confer
  • First Assistant Camera: Sebastien Thibeau
  • Editor: Justin Laforge
  • Unit Production Manager: Dwjuan F. Fox
  • Executive Producer: Anthony Ciardelli
  • Associate Producer: Colin Scott
  • Production Design: Flora Ortega
  • Makeup Department Head: Catherine Deriana
  • Production Supervisor: Ryan Gibson
  • First Assistant Director: Gary Cotti
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Josh Spiegel
  • Set Costumer: Misty Rose
  • Location Manager: Ryan Weibush
  • Production Coordinator: Lanie Albin
  • Set Medic: Halie Burton
  • Production Assistant: Linden DeGurian
  • Key Set Production Assistant: Ian McClellan
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Bryton Gabriel
  • Second Company Grip: Michael Gunderson
  • Lighting Technician: Logan Kern
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Chuck Miller
  • Grip: Andrew Thie
  • Music: DeAndre James Allen-Toole

Movie Reviews:

  • MSB: FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/other-films-watched-spoiler-free-review-sundance/#god

    “God’s Country features a remarkable lead performance from Thandiwe Newton, but the unfocused, predictable screenplay makes this film too dull to remember. Technically, it’s one of the strongest movies of the festival. Gorgeous cinematography, sweet score, gripping atmosphere — it holds the essential technical ingredients for a great film.

    However, by attempting to tackle many different subject matters, Julian Higgins isn’t able to properly concentrate and exceptionally develop a single one. In addition to this, the protagonist carries relatable motivations, but her consequent actions feel contradictory. The racism and sexism that she has to deal with are real, but her way of confronting these situations is far from exemplary.

    Finally, the impactful ending beautifully works in theory, but since everything plot-wise is so unsurprising and slow-paced, the viewers will probably feel too tired to care by the end.”

    Rating: C

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