Southern Men

Southern Man is a film about men of the south from 2018 to 2020. Meet men of all backgrounds and predispositions as they navigate life.

2019 Pilot Sessions

Square Books & Grisham

In 1979 Southern Man Richard Howorth and his wife Lisa opened the first Square Books. Back then, Oxford, Mississippi, had a population of less than ten-thousand. Now an Oxford institution, with three outlets on the square, Howorth shares with us his thinking back in the beginning. He also shares his modest part in kick-starting novelist John Grisham’s career.

The Last Mile – The Final Part

Rusty walks the last of fifty-thousand miles. During it, he shares insights about him and his life.

Acting In Mississippi

Southern Man Johnny McPhail began acting at the age of 50. A decade on, he’s appeared alongside A-listers like Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Kevin Costner. His recipe for success is simple—believe in yourself.

The Last Mile

On October 14, 2019 – Southern Man Rusty Nosser completes his quest to walk fifty-thousand miles. He does it in his hometown, Oxford, Mississippi when he walks the last mile at sunrise.

More About Southern Man

90 minutes
Release 2021
Status: In production

In New Zealand, where I come from, we have what is known as the “Southern Man.” According to Wikipedia: “…the southern man is a stereotypical male from the more rural South Island, well used to the solitude and conditions of open mountain or hill country.”

With that ideology comes certain beliefs and preconceptions by the man and about the man.

As a filmmaker and storyteller living in the Deep South of the United States, I see more and more Southerners challenging their beliefs and even their cultural history. In doing so, they are often left asking, “Who am I? What am I? Southern Man talks to men of the South to find out.

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