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‘High Cotton’ Contends With Revenge in the Deep South

'High Cotton' Contends With Revenge in the Deep South

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High Cotton

Logline: A British man who lost everything to betrayal is released from prison in the American South with nothing but revenge in his sights.

Elevator Pitch: Revenge Is not always sweet. “High Cotton” is a Southern Gothic in the
vein of “Mud” or “Undertow.” The film centers on two unlikely friends: Les, a
southern misfit man-child, and Bulldog, a transplant from England. Their
lives are forever changed by the news of a dead woman. The ensuing
tragedy that follows forces Les to question his allegiance to his
stubborn mate and mentor Bulldog. Our goal was to tell the truth as
often as possible while also exploring spirituality from a different
perspective — a violent setting Flannery O’Connor famously referred to as the
Christ-Haunted American South.

Production Team:
Mark Ashworth as Bulldog
Jody Thompson as Les

Director/Writer – Kenneth Horstmann
Producers – David Kelley, Tommy Walton
DP – Jacob Fry
Music – Christian Wood

About the Film: 700,000 prisoners will be released back into our communities this year.
This film grew from community involvement helping men deal with life in
lockup. The stories the men tell while incarcerated are very dramatic.
Some of their stories make up the settings, scenarios and back story of this film.

Current Status: Post-Production fundraising, near completion

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