(L-R) Actress Jenn Gotzon, DP Joe Osborn, director Chris Armstrong and actor Gib Gerard
A group of 168 alums including husband and wife team Chris Armstrong ("Sumo Joe") and Jenn Gotzon (168 Best Actress 2008) has finished, "God's Country," produced by Triumphant Pictures, Cecil Chambers and John Atterberry.
In his feature film directorial debut, Armstrong has won Best Director at Seattle's Gig Harbor Film Fest. The film stars Jenn Gotzon and is edited by Christopher Ridder (Best Trailer "Sumo Joe"). Joe Osborn ("Bountiful," "He's 13") served as 2nd unit director of photography. (http://www.gigharborfilmfestival.org ).
Synopsis:Meghan Doherty (Jenn Gotzon) is a driven, young real estate exec who's focus is on making money by any means necessary. Her boss (Daniel Hugh Kelly) demands she close the deal of a lifetime by defrauding Christian landowner (Michael Tolland), who must forfeit his property before he realizes the land's true worth. Meghan's budding romance (with Gib Gerard) & change of heart means a fighting chance save the land. Cast includes Suzanne Ford, Todd Duffey & Arlene Santana.
Producer Andrew Librizzi
Alumni continue to advance!
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HERE'S WHAT CHURCH LEADERS ARE SAYING...
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