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June 26, 2013 3:55 PM
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Project of the Day: Grammy-Nominated Director Chris Hicky's Debut Feature

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"The Grace of Jake"

Tweetable logline: 

From crop dusters to gospel churches, Grammy nominated director Chris Hicky's debut feature captures the heart & soul of the Arkansas delta


Elevator Pitch: 

Fresh out of prison, drifter musician JAKE steals a car and says goodbye to California. His destination is Palestine, Arkansas, population 678. It’s here where his father lives and works as a crop duster pilot, and Jake holds him responsible for all of life's troubles- failure, jail, the death of his mother. Jake returns with the intention of revenge, but once he arrives to this small town, big things start to happen. Jake soon becomes part of a colorful ensemble cast that is as authentic and soulful as it gets, and it's here where he'll find his redemption.


Production Team:

Chris Hicky (Writer/Director/Producer): Chris is a Grammy nominated music video director best known for directing many of Keith Urban's videos. Hicky has also directed videos for many other artists in the country music genre, including Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, Deana Carter, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, and Miranda Lambert.
Michael Wiebler (Producer)

About the Production:


"This movie is the culmination of every good thing that has been a part of my life- family, movies, music, spirituality, farming, literature, and grace. I am so excited to be able to come home and direct my first feature film." - Hicky

Current Status: 

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project: 

Facebook Page
Kickstarter Page




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13 Comments

  • al | March 16, 2014 7:53 PMReply

    Would love to see this movie. What's the status?

  • al | March 16, 2014 7:53 PMReply

    Would love to see this movie. What's the status?

  • al | March 16, 2014 7:53 PMReply

    Would love to see this movie. What's the status?

  • al | March 16, 2014 7:53 PMReply

    would love to see this movie. What's the status?

  • Peg | June 30, 2013 1:34 PMReply

    So excited to watch this whole project come to fruition.A labor of love and passion for sure!

  • Harriet Laws | June 28, 2013 11:48 PMReply

    Congrats on this movie, Chris. Can't wait to see it.

  • Phillip | June 28, 2013 12:09 PMReply

    Looking forward to seeing this movie made!

  • KCasey | June 28, 2013 11:06 AMReply

    Can't wait to see this movie!!

  • Gerrit | June 27, 2013 8:43 PMReply

    Excited for this project!

  • Roni | June 27, 2013 8:20 PMReply

    Everybody go to kickstarter.com and bring this beautiful story to life!

  • Chris Hicky | June 27, 2013 8:05 PMReply

    Thanks Indiewire for making us the Project of the Day. We are really excited about this movie. It's one that would fall through the cracks of Hollywood financing, but thanks to websites like this we get a chance to tell our story. Please check out our Kickstarter page and help us make The Grace of Jake!

  • Kelly V. | June 27, 2013 3:01 PMReply

    I definitely want to see this movie!!

  • Sharon M. Hillis | June 27, 2013 1:47 PMReply

    Looking forward to this movie. The delta is proud of Chris.