Stewart Schill, Writer/Director of Frank vs. God: 2014 Heartland Film Festival Intro


A Seattle native, Stewart attended the California Institute of the Arts where he was mentored by the great Alexander MacKendrick, director of The Sweet Smell of Success, starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. Stewart later directed Tony Curtis in his debut feature, Brittle Glory, which he wrote and directed, and which garnered a domestic theatrical release and great reviews for one of Curtis’ final performances. His award winning short I Hate Musicals was enormously popular with festival audiences around the world, and was one of the most downloaded films on iTunes. Stewart has worked professionally as a writer, director, and editor in film and television. He has written and re-written movies at major studios, as well as editing and directing episodic TV for major networks.

A Personal Message from Stewart to Heartland Film Festival Fans

Sometimes overcoming life’s obstacles begins by serving God…with a lawsuit.

In Frank vs. God, David Frank thinks he’s lost everything. Unable to move past the grief of losing his wife, this former lawyer has all but given up. That is, until a tornado not only destroys his house, but also takes from him the last real connection to the world, his beloved dog Brutus. When the insurance company deems the loss an “act of God,” David is desperate and convinced that someone has to pay.

David’s provocative and clever legal antics turn the courtroom into a riveting spectacle as he cross-examines representatives of the world’s religions. But when he meets his match – charming and intelligent defense lawyer Rachel – sparks fly and his assumptions are challenged. David’s act of desperation just might be his salvation.

See Frank vs. God at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival:

  • Saturday, Oct. 18 – 7:45 p.m. at AMC Traders Point Showplace 12
  • Monday, Oct. 20 – 7:00 p.m. at AMC Traders Point Showplace 12
  • Thursday, Oct. 23 – 3:15 p.m. at AMC Castleton Square 14
  • Saturday, Oct. 25 – 12:45 p.m. at AMC Castleton Square 14

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