Godspeed (2009) - Synopsis
Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival, GODSPEED is an intense, dramatic thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun.
Charlie Shepard (Joseph McKelheer) is a modern day faith healer whose young son and wife are brutally murdered by unknown assailants for seemingly no reason whatsoever. Six months later, Charlie has abandoned his former life, moving through the days’ slow existence more like a ghost than a man. A young, mysterious girl named Sarah (Courtney Halverson) appears in town, and seeks out Charlie, pleading for help with her own grief-stricken father after her mother’s death. It’s here on Charlie’s journey to Sarah’s remote home, buried deep in the Alaskan wilderness, where he must eventually confront Sarah’s troubled brother Luke (Cory Knauf) -- a dark journey that will ultimately reveal the truth of his family’s killing and lead to tragic, violent consequences for all.
“Shot with a John Fordian eye for sweeping natural vistas” (Austin Chronicle) and directed by award winning filmmaker Robert Saitzyk (AFTER THE FLOOD), GODSPEED is a stylish thriller that “leaves a lasting impression on you long after the credits roll” (We Are Movie Geeks).