Them That Follow

Them That Follow

Snake handlers are spiritual renegades belonging to an obscure, but growing, sect of American Pentecostalism: part of a century-old tradition of worshipping with venomous snakes during church services. Seeing themselves as the vanguards of salvation in a morally bankrupt world, these fundamentalists put their lives on the line — each and every week — to prove themselves before God. "Them That Follow" is a dramatic thriller that explores this dangerous and unseen way of life, deep in the wilds of Appalachia, telling the story of a pastor’s daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her father’s church apart.

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Britt Poulton

Dan Madison Savage


Directors: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage
Executive Producer: William C. Gallo, Michael Leahy
Producer: Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson
Screenwriter: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage
Cinematographer: Brett Jutkiewicz
Editor: Joshua Raymond Lee
Production Designer: Carmen Navis
Music: Garth Stevenson
Principal Cast: Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Christina Flannery


Dan Goldberg
Public Film Contact
Dan Goldberg
The Orchard
Publicity Contact
Rebecca Fisher
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 98:29 mins