To celebrate the release of the thriller Them That Follow, DaniElle DeLaite sat down with cast members Walton Goggins, Jim Gaffigan, Alice Englert, Lewis Pullman, Thomas Mann (the film also stars the wonderful Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever and Annie Tedesc), and writers/director duo Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage.
The movie gives an amazing insight into the unique world of an isolated, snake handling, Pentecostal religious community, the likes of which continue to exist today in the Appalachian mountains of the USA. These worshippers handle deadly, venomous snakes to prove themselves before God.
Through a love triangle among three young people the personal agonies of their lives is shown as they struggle with the demands of the church and the expectations of their families while painfully dealing with their own emerging identities and values. Many viewers will be able to relate to this.
Popular comedian and actor, Jim Gaffigan, shares some impromptu, “off the wall” moments with DaniElle while seriously revealing how moved he was by making the movie. He shared some extremely intense scenes with Oscar-winning actress, Olivia Colman who was praised by all the cast for her impressive acting and warm personality.
First time Writers and Directors, Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage explain where the story idea came from, quoting their own personal experiences and interests as the main source.
Accomplished actor, Walton Goggins eagerly joined the cast as snake handling fervent Pastor, Lemuel, even though he is petrified of snakes! But the one time he came out of character on set, a snake bit him!…Or did it? Alice Englert humorously casts doubt on the claim while Lewis Pullman and Thomas Mann are left wondering.
A closely knit ensemble cast deliver top performances in this very interesting and often moving independent movie.
In select theatres now!
A young woman struggles with the demands of her heart that are in conflict with those of her parents and her snake worshipping church in an isolated mountain community, in modern day America.