South of Heaven (film)

South of Heaven is a 2021 American crime film directed by Aharon Keshales and starring Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly.

South of Heaven
A woman and a man holding a firearm sit on a bench.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAharon Keshales
Written by
Produced by
  • Roger Birnbaum
  • Chadd Harbold
  • Aharon Keshales
  • Dallas Sonnier
  • Amanda Presmyk
  • Navot Papushado
CinematographyMatt Mitchell
Edited byBryan Gaynor
Music byDavid Fleming
  • Arts District Entertainment
  • Swiss Avenue Pictures
  • Media Finance Capital
  • Good Wizard
Distributed byRLJE Films
Release date
  • October 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was released on October 8, 2021, by RLJE Films.


A paroled convict after a long prison term attempts to give a dying childhood sweetheart a wonderful final year.



In November 2019, it was announced Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly had joined the cast of the film, with Aharon Keshales directing from a screenplay by Keshales, Navot Papushado and Kai Mark.[1][2][3][4] In January 2020, it was announced Mike Colter, Shea Whigham, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Paré and Amaury Nolasco had joined the cast of the film.[5]

Filming occurred in Texas in March 2020.[6]


It was released on October 8, 2021, by RLJE Films.[7]



Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
AFIN - International Film Festival 2021 Nov 28, 2021 Best Feature Film "South of Heaven" Won [8][9]
Best Director Aharon Keshales Won
Best Actor Jason Sudeikis Won
Shea Whigham Nominated
Best Actress Evangeline Lilly Won
Best Young Artist Thaddeus J. Mixson Won
Best Ensemble Cast "South of Heaven" Nominated


  1. ^ Grater, Tom (6 November 2019). "Jason Sudeikis & Evangeline Lilly Board Thriller 'Till Death' For 'Big Bad Wolves' Director Aharon Keshales, Cinestate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. ^ Reimann, Tom (6 November 2019). "Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly to Star in Thriller 'Till Death'". Collider. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  3. ^ Hermanns, Grant (7 November 2019). "Jason Sudeikis & Evangeline Lilly Join Thriller Till Death". Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. ^ TV News Desk (6 November 2019). "Jason Sudeikis & Evangeline Lilly Will Star in TILL DEATH". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  5. ^ Grater, Tom (17 January 2020). "'Evil' Star Mike Colter Joins Jason Sudeikis & Evangeline Lilly In Thriller 'Till Death'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  6. ^ Hinton, Jay (19 January 2021). "Glen Rose working to become Film Friendly Texas town". Glen Rose Reporter. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  7. ^ Staff, Times (August 26, 2021). "Virtually every movie coming to theaters or streaming this fall". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  8. ^ "2021 Nominees & Finalists". October 18, 2021. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "Thank you AFIN film festival for honoring SOUTH OF HEAVEN with 5 awards". Retrieved Nov 29, 2021.

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