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In rural Kentucky, a wife and mother commits an unthinkable crime for the sake of her loved ones. Read more

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In rural Kentucky, a wife and mother commits an unthinkable crime for the sake of her loved ones.

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The Film

Set in a rural community in Kentucky, Land of Tomorrow tells the story of Betty, a wife and mother who fights to save her family’s farm-supply business. When her husband Frank falls ill and their son Finley gets into college, the financial pressures become too much, and Betty commits an unthinkable crime for the sake of her loved ones.

Writer/director Kimberly Levin says: “I wrote Land of Tomorrow to provoke dialogue. Food is used as a metaphor to explore my interest in the complex relationship of the individual to the big machine – and an individual’s need to take responsibility regardless of how powerless they feel. Most importantly, I want to tell a gripping story that engages, entertains and perhaps even haunts.”

The Team

Writer/ Director: Kimberly Levin is an award-winning filmmaker and former biochemist. Her short film Between Baronovsksy premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival and went on to play festivals in the US and internationally. As a theater director, Levin served as Associate Director on the Tony Award-nominated Best New Play, Closer. She is also a playwright who has been published alongside Tony Kushner and Craig Lucas. Her script, Land of Tomorrow, was one of the top scripts in the 2009 Nicholl, the Oscars Screenwriting Competition, and short-listed twice for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. She recently developed a television pilot with Johnny Depp’s company, Infinitum Nihil, set in the coalfields of Appalachia. Levin is currently co-producing the film adaptation of Eating with the Enemy with Tribeca Films for HBO Films.  

Producer: Kurt Pitzer is co-producer of Eating with the Enemy (2012) with Tribeca Productions for HBO Films; co-author of The Bomb in My Garden, being developed for film by Warner Bros, Initial Entertainment and Infinitum Nihil; recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize for documentary work in the Balkans; and the author of many magazine and newspaper articles for national and international publications.

Executive Producer: Julia Chasman is a veteran producer with more than a dozen films to her credit, including Quills, starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet; Antitrust, starting Ryan Phillippe and Tim Robbins; and Spike Lee's 25th Hour. For many years she ran the production and management company, Industry Entertainment.

Executive Producer: Will Battersby is the producer of award-winning narrative and documentary films including The War Within and Trumbo.  At HDNet Films he served on such films as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Steven Soderbergh's Bubble.

Co-Producer: Sarah Spearing began her career in casting and went on to work in production on such films as HBO's Live from Baghdad, Terminator Salvation, National Treasure 2 and was Production Coordinator on last year's Inception.

Cinematographer: Hermes Marco is a multi-award-winning cinematographer from Spain who has shot features, documentaries, commercials and music videos on location all over the world. He serves as cinematography professor and Curriculum Director for Cine Institute, Haiti's only film school. 

Editor: Francesc Sitges, a highly sought-after veteran of feature films, TV, theater projections, documentaries and commercials. Sitges’ editing work has won awards in numerous countries, most recently for the Spanish short films El Siguiente and Pablo, as well as the feature film, Desierto Sur.

*** Special thanks to Cheyenne Marie Mize for use of her wonderful song, "Best." 


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