James Kicklighter Interviews, Press Reviews and Articles

Zeek of the Week: Followed (2011)

  • Directed with a delicate and gentle hand, FOLLOWED is probably the most unexpected horror surprise I’ve seen in quite a while. The final moments, set to a song called ‘Glory’ by Essie Jain, will warm even the coldest and deadest of hearts. I don’t know if FOLLOWED is ever going to be a feature film, but it certainly has enough going for it to warrant one.

    July 8, 2011. Ain't it Cool News >>

Review: Di Passaggio (2009)

  • A documentary of a college trip to Italy, with all the Real World-friendly, talking-to-the-camera aesthetics of young adults enjoying a new culture (and eventually growing tired of their travel group), but with none of the drunken nights or screaming fits reality TV has convinced us occur every two seconds a camera is pointing at someone in their early twenties.

    June 15, 2011. Film Threat >>

Socially Conscious Zombie Flick?

  • Zombies are the cinema trend that just won’t die! They have been lumbering, moaning and even occasionally running for some time now. Despite their refusal to let the public’s attention out of their clammy grip, zombie films are noted more for their gruesome scenes of violence than social commentary. US director James Kicklighter’s Followed, however, offers something different.

    May 2, 2011. FilmInk Australia >>

Review: Followed (2011)

  • Kicklighter fashions a complex narrative using McIntosh’s fine writing as its foundation. ‘Followed’ looks great, is well-acted, and should provide Kicklighter with an excellent calling card.

    April 21, 2011. The Daily Film Fix >>

Fake It Until You Make It

  • Success is not about putting a great idea to paper that translates to screen; it is about spending time to hone your craft, to take the time to be ignorant and learn from your mistakes.

    March 5, 2011. Fake It Until You Make It >>