Heart of the Country (2013)


With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried emotions of sudden death of Faith’s mother years ago, and learn to be a family again. Like the Prodigal story, Heart of the Country is a tale of a father’s unconditional love. He simply wants a relationship with his children, and once that relationship is restored, he begins to create healing for his broken daughter. Her marriage has to be rebuilt, her belief in herself, and her peace with her mother’s death all come together through the quiet, selfless guidance of her loving father. The novel, written by Rene Gutteridge from the original screenplay by filmmaker John Ward, takes us from the glamour of Manhattan to the open beauty of the fields of rural Columbus County, North Carolina as the timeless tale of the Prodigal Son is reborn!

Heart of the Country Viooz
Viooz Score: 5.9/10 from 19 votes
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Status: Released
Run time: 87 min / 1:27
Production Studio : Bay Ridge Films
Production Country: United States of America

Heart of the Country Casts

Jana Kramer
as Faith
Gerald McRaney
as Calvin
Randy Wayne
as Luke
Shaun Sipos
as Lee
Anne Hawthorne
as Olivia
Sydney Penny
as Candace
John Ward
as Jake Carraday
Stefan Hajek
as Hardy
Sheila Shah
as Maria
Andrew Masset
as Austin
Stephanie Northrup
as Catherine
Cali Ward
as Victoria
Bonnie Johnson
as Essie Mae
Rosalie Autumn Miller
as Liz
Jeffrey J. Pries
as Pastor Jeff
Gregory Alan Williams
as Yates
Zeeko Zaki
as Prisoner
Zack Tiegan
as Guard

Heart of the Country Crew

Directing John Ward Director
Writing John Ward Writer
Production Anne Hawthorne Producer
Production Wayne Thompson Producer
Production John Ward Producer
Sound Orest Hrynewich Original Music Composer
Sound Jack Lenz Original Music Composer
Camera Christopher Marcus Director of Photography
Editing Christopher Marcus Editor
Production Veronica Collins Rooney Casting
Art Steven Hawk Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up David R. Zyla Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Linda Kamp Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Bryan David Moss Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Joan Shay Hair Department Head
Directing Chad Graves First Assistant Director
Art Schuylar Dane Croom Property Master
Art Patrick Jackson Leadman
Sound Nate Panning Boom Operator
Camera Michael Bonsignore Key Grip
Sound Daniel Tsourounis Music Editor
Directing D.J. Barton Script Supervisor