Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 – Q&A with Write / Producer Kristofer McNeeley
GREAT PLAINS is a dramatic thriller about a mother and her boy running from a violent, abusive step dad. The film is directed by Blair Hayes (BUBBLE BOY) and filmed on location in Oklahoma.
Tara Buck Pierce (TRUE BLOOD) stars as a tough Oklahoma cowgirl trying to raise and protect her son Kipp, played by newcomer Spencer Mabrey. After her new husband Tommy violently attacks her one too many times, she grabs Kipp and escapes, driving west down the old country roads – with dreams of California and starting over.
The journey proves more challenging than she expected, and Murel turns to her Aunt Tess, played by Beth Grant (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, HEARTLAND). Meanwhile, Tommy relentlessly calls her, trying to convince her to come home and give him another chance. It looks as though she may give in, until secrets about Tommy’s relationship with Kipp are revealed. Horrified at what Tommy has done to her son, Murel realizes there’s more at stake than just her own safety, and runs harder and faster to keep Kipp away from danger. Saving herself was easy, but saving her son will be harder than she ever imagined.