Greene County follows a brother and sister who get into the wrong car after thinking it was their ride. What starts as just awkward conversation with Kyle Mathis, their overly friendly driver, takes a turn into a horrifying direction, as he drives through back wooded roads, opposite of Emma and Ian's destination. After they finally realize the trouble they are in, Kyle hits a deer, killing Ian, and leaving him no choice but to drive straight home with Emma to figure things out. With the deer left on the road, Anna-Lee Pretcher, a Park Ranger who dreams of having a more fulfilling life, uncovers something she had never imagined could be living in her hometown. As Anna-Lee gets closer to the truth, Kyle tries to fight the monster that has been growing inside him. Greene County is a film that examines the beauty in small-town America, and the violent chaos that can be hidden deep within it.
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Director & Writer
J. Cody Spellman
Born and raised in a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio, Cody moved to Chicago in 2009 where he received his B.A. in Theater Directing from Columbia College Chicago. His past film directing credits include #Matter & Solo, as well as music videos for Reliant Tom, and sketches for Blood Oath Comedy, among many other projects. Cody has always been working intensely in film and theater, where he has directed plays and sketch reviews for The Second City Training Center, The Revival Theater, Mercy Street Theater, Jackalope Theatre Co, and assistant directed at Writers Theater, Steep Theater Co, and Strawdog Company.
Art Director & Producer
Erin Elyse Nedelman
Initially, from Springfield Ohio, Erin has been living in Chicago since 2010 where she attended Columbia College Chicago. She received her BA in Theater with a Double Minor in Art History and Stage Combat. Since college Erin has produced, designed, and acted in serval projects. She had also dived into the world of casting when she interned at Paskal and Rudnicke Casting. Film credits include A WAKE directed by Daniel McEvilly, RUNNER and DAD MAN WALKING directed by Clare Cooney. Erin was awarded the Sarah Siddons Award back in 2013 for her dedication to the Theater community.
Director of Photography
Ben Fout is a cinematographer and filmmaker from Denver, Colorado. He has been recognized from his live action and animation shorts in several film festivals across the country: Aspen Film Fest, Cineyouth, Rocky Mountain Student Film Fest, Columbia College's Take One and was featured in Aspen Sojourner Magazine. Additionally, Ben won the First-year Experience Award, Presidential Scholarship and Wisemen Award from the most significant film school in the country, where he earned his BA in Film, Columbia College Chicago — currently working as a co-owner/filmmaker at thebande.co and as Cinematographer.