WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – You can watch locally-filmed Heart of the Country in your own living room Tuesday, Aug. 20, as the film is being released On Demand and on DVD at Walmart.
The movie stars Jana Kramer (One Tree Hill), who received the Academy of Country Music's award for Best New Female Artist.
It was written and directed by John Ward, a Wilmington native, and set in Columbus County where his family has lived for more than 200 years.
"My family has lived in
Columbus County for 250 years. I wanted to honor the people I grew up
watching as a child -- their nobility and decency. That's why I set the
novel and the movie there. Hopefully, people will get curious and go see
how great a place it is for themselves," said Ward.
In an interview, Ward also touched on the film incentives program.