Director Matthew Pope’s Southern-Goth crime drama, Blood On Her Name, was a winning crowd favorite at the festivals last year. He shares scripting duties with writer Don Thompson for a story that brings actress Bethany Anne Lind to the forefront of a grisly tale of a desperate mother willing to do anything to protect her family.
The dead body lies at her feet, its blood still draining onto the floor. It was an accident, borne of self-defense, but its discovery could have devastating consequences for local garage owner Leigh Tiller and her son.
In a panic, Leigh decides to conceal the crime, cleaning the bloody scene and scrambling to dispose of the body. But can she actually disappear a man from the earth—from his family—leaving them forever wondering? As Leigh is torn between her primal instincts and tortured conscience she struggles to keep her sins hidden from her estranged father–a cop with a long history of moral compromise –and from the keen-eyed girlfriend of the deceased. Blood On Her Name is a character-driven thriller that explores questions of guilt, moral identity, and the irrevocability of choices in the direst circumstances.
Not even the latest trailer now online spoils the goods here, but it’s newly arrived and packed with intrigue and intensity enough to guarantee interest. The film also stars Will Patton and Elisabeth Röhm, and with a release date set for February 28 from Vertical Entertainment.