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White Lightnin'

Dominic Murphy

Drama, Biography
Dancer Jesco White struggles with poverty, drug abuse and other ills as he strives to follow in his famous father's footsteps.

Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, the dancing outlaw. As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane asylum. To keep him out of trouble, his daddy D-Ray taught him the art of mountain dancing, a frenzied version of tap dancing to wild country banjo music. After his father's death, crazy Jesco dons his father's tap shoes and takes his show on the road.

Main cast : Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher and Stephanie Astalos-Jones
Festivals :

Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival (2009)

Official Selection, Berlin Film Festival (2009)

Golden Gateway Award, Bombay International Film Festival (2009)

Best Actor - Silver Gateway Award, Bombay International Film Festival (2009)

Golden Hitchcock Award, Dinard British Film Festival (2009)


Dominic Murphy Feature Films White Lightnin'


Edward HoggJesco White
Carrie FisherCilla
Stephanie Astalos-JonesBirty Mae
Kirk BovillLong
Owen CampbellYoung Jesco
Stephen LesterDoctor
Wallace MerckEdgar
Steve NicolsonVernon
Damian SamuelsMC
Clay SteakleyReilly
Allison VarnesTeenage Clerk
Raymond WaringDavey
Muse WatsonD. Ray White
Tim Maurice-JonesDirector of Photography
Sam SneadeEditor
Nick ZinnerMusic
DistributionHaut et Court