Cast with the director
Main cast with the director
Working at night
Shooting a scene at night

About the Filmmakers:

Bruce Kueren and John DiJulio Bruce Kuerten (L) and John DiJulio (R) wrote, produced and edited THE CRACKER MAN. They have written, produced and directed award-winning films which have been screened at the Chicago, Venice and New York Festivals, broadcast on PBS, the Turner Networks and the Discovery Networks. Two of their films, "Lost in Time" and "First Frontier" have been screened at the Smithsonian and toured with major exhibits. Their work on "From Fields of Promise," the story of Gee's Bend, received the Gold Medal at the New York Festivals, and was recognized for "Directorial Achievement' by the Directors Guild of America. Currently, they are working on "La Frontera," a documentary about the Mexican-American border, and scripting "Kitten on a Trampoline," a feature length, romantic comedy based on a story by best-selling author John D. MacDonald.

Tom Luse, producer, (not pictured) has produced and production managed motion pictures "Glory" and "Wayward Son" - as well as series television "The Profiler" and "The Client." He's known for his work on The Hallmark Hall of Fame series, is particular, "Dance with the White Dog," and "What the Deaf Man Heard," for which he received an Emmy nomination. He recently produced the TBS movie "Thrill Seekers," and managed "Remember the Titans" for Touchstone. Currently he's working with Kuerten and DiJulio on a the screen adaptation of "Crow Man" by Mississippi author Tom Bailey.

Director Rudy Gaines, director, was born in Alabama, attended Auburn University and went on to study filmmaking at New York University and the American Film Institute. His writing credits include "The Last of the Real Cowboys," a dramatic short with Billy Bob Thornton, and the feature films "The Stars My Destination" for 20th Century Fox, "Purgatory Road" for Warner Brothers, "The Lost Revelation" for Constantine Films, and "Ivanhoe" for New Line Cinema. With Kuerten and DiJulio, he directed "Squeal Day," a documentary about Southern sororities, and is currently slated to direct "Reverend Willie," a suspense drama, for Encore.




About the Cast:

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Ashley Crow (Gloria has numerous television and theater credits. She has appeared on the New York stage in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Coriolanus" opposite Christopher Walken, in "Prelude to a Kiss" (with her "Cracker Man co-star John Dossett), and in Christopher Kyle's "Plunge" at Playwrights Horizon. Her television credits include the made-for-TV movies "Going Home" with Jason Robards, "Silk Hope" with Farrah Fawcett, "Dark Angel" with Eric Roberts, "A Woman Named Jackie" (playing Lee Radziwell) and many others. She was a regular on the recent series "Turks" starring William Devane as well as "Champs;" "Middle Ages," the follow-up to "thirtysomething;" and "As the World Turns." She has guest-starred on"Everyone Loves Raymond," "Early Edition," "Touched by an Angel," "Law & Order," and "The Equalizer." She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Ashley Crow


John Dossett (Hank) is a New York-based actor whose many Broadway credits include "Ragtime," "Prelude to a Kiss,"Marsha Norman's "Trudy Blue," "Mastergate," and Lanford Wilson's "Moonshine and Cosmos." On television, John has guest-starred on "Law & Order," HBO's "Sex and the City", "JAG," and "Homicide: Life on the Street." He appeared in the feature films "Longtime Companion," "That Night," "Nick and Jane," and recently completed filming "Big Eden."

John Dossett


Patrick Cranshaw (Grandpa) has appeared in dozens of feature films including Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You, "The Coen Brothers' "The Hudsucker Proxy," "Peewee's Big Adventure" and "Bonnie and Clyde." He had recurring roles on the television series "Quantam Leap," "After M*A*S*H," and "Alice," and has guest-starred on "ER," "The Drew Carey Show," "Coach," "Ellen," "Night Court," "Hunter," "Little House on the Prairie," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Sanford and Son" and "Green Acres."

Pat Cranshaw