Odisha-born producer’s film wins top award at LA Femme Festival

  • English movie “Desires of the Heart,” produced by Odisha-born Solila Parida, has won the best foreign film award at the LA Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles; Award-winning director James Kicklighter went behind the camera to narrate the story.

    October 24, 2013. Yahoo! News India >>

Writer/Director James Kicklighter is Calling the Shots

  • ‘Film’s not just about what we put on screen,’ says the conscientious filmmaker. ‘It’s about the catering, the hotels, the transportation; it’s about logistics. It’s about the smaller things that become much bigger things.’

    October 3, 2013. The South Magazine, October/November 2013 Issue >>

Day in the Life of Alicia Minshew

  • I am also the female lead in ‘Desires of the Heart’ playing opposite the amazing Val Lauren. The film was directed by James Kicklighter. Both were amazing experiences working with such talented casts and crews. I have enjoyed working with new people!

    May 2, 2013. DITLO >>

Extras in Erk Russell film

  • ‘It’s exciting to tell the story of the man who turned our college into a university and made it a much better institution,’ James Kicklighter, the film’s director and GSU alumni, said. ‘We want it to have the same small feel on a large scale as Georgia Southern.’

    April 11, 2013. The George-Anne >>

Back to the 1980′s at Paulson Stadium

  • Saturday afternoon, film crews will be roaming the stadium getting shots for the upcoming motion picture Erk. The film will tell the story of the legendary coach and the Eagle football program. For that reason, the university stepping back in time. In are the old logos and out are signs honoring Russell and Eagle greats Adrian Peterson and Tracy Ham.

    April 10, 2013. The Coastal Source >>