Director James Kicklighter on Filmmaking

  • [A Few Things About Cancer] is very personal to me, as a cancer survivor myself, and I have to say that I was touched to listen to his story. I feel very honored to be able to listen to how it all unfolded and what his message was to his friend (28 minute podcast).

    April 6, 2015. FilmFervor on iTunes >>

Desires of the Heart Review: Expertly Written and Translated

  • Ever so slowly (Or maybe not that slowly) things changed. A lot…Let me just say that Desires of the Heart switches the perceived genre quickly, and not just once. Some films attempt to change genre styles to baffle and blow away the viewer, in an attempt to hide a flawed script. Not here. Desires of the Heart is expertly written and translated to the screen in a brilliant way.

    March 5, 2015. IndyRed >>

Desires of the Heart Review: Ambitious & Involving Film

  • Desires of the Heart is a beautiful and involving film featuring two fine performances by its leads who are tasked with bringing to life a film that is both intelligent and fantastic, no small task. Desires of the Heart challenges both heart and mind with a story that is culturally grounded, somewhat mystical in nature, and yet psychologically insightful. I will confess that there are times when I find these types of films, especially when cast with impossibly attractive people, to be detached and unrealistic. In this case, it works.

    January 29, 2015. The Independent Critic >>

Kicklighter named to inaugural Georgia Southern “40 Under 40” Alumni

  • Congratulations to the 40 Under 40 class of 2014! These prominent graduates have made and impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

    They also aspire to uphold the core values of Georgia Southern University of integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

    August 1, 2014. Georgia Southern Alumni >>

Cannes Film Festival to screen Odisha-born producer’s film

  • The movie will be shown May 17, at 4 p.m. in Screen-Gray 5 theatre at Cannes as part of the market screening section of the 67th edition of the festival. Desires of the Heart has already received best film award this year in LA Femme International Film Festival, and received critical acclaim in festivals like Sedona International Film Festival and Macon Film Festival. Award-winning director James Kicklighter went behind the camera to narrate the story.

    April 29, 2014. Bollywood Life >>