Heart of the Country 8 years old

Heart of the Country

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 Cast

Name Character
Shaun Sipos He was 31, now 40 years old as Lee
Jana Kramer She was 29, now 38 years old as Faith
Sydney Penny She was 42, now 50 years old as Candace
Gregory Alan Williams He was 57, now 65 years old as Yates
Stefan Hajek as Hardy
Randy Wayne He was 32, now 40 years old as Luke
Gerald McRaney He was 66, now 74 years old as Calvin
Sheila Shah She was 29, now 38 years old as Maria
Stephanie Northrup as Catherine
Anne Hawthorne as Olivia
John Ward as Jake Carraday
Rosalie Autumn Miller as Liz
Bonnie Johnson She was 68, now 77 years old as Essie Mae

Heart of the Country Crew

Name Department
Wayne Thompson as Producer. He was 53 (now 61) years old Production
John Ward as Director. Directing
John Ward as Producer. Production
John Ward as Writer. Writing
Christopher Marcus as Director of Photography. Camera
Christopher Marcus as Editor. Editing
Anne Hawthorne as Producer. Production
Jack Lenz as Original Music Composer. He was 64 (now 73) years old Sound
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Heart of the Country (8 years)

  • Release day: Monday, August 19, 2013
  • Runtime: 87 minutes