'God's Country' releases on DVD


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — "God's Country," the Dove Award-winning film starring Jenn Gotzon, Gib Gerard and Daniel Hugh Kelly, has been released on DVD. The film released to theaters earlier this year.

Billed as a "family dramedy," the movie was inspired by screenwriter John Atterberry's own salvation journey, which began when he and his girlfriend found Christ at a church camp. Atterberry, a music executive who worked with Michael Jackson, was killed in a random shooting in December 2011.

Actress Gotzon is a Christian who has starred as Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard's Oscar-nominate picture "Frost/Nixon. She also appears in seven other faith and family-friendly films due out by the end of this year, including "Doonby," in which she co-stars with John Schneider.

"The character I play in 'God's Country' is the lead protagonist," Gotzon said. "This type of storyline is what inspired me to pursue a career in the entertainment industry for over 18 years."

In the film, Gotzon plays ambitious investment banker Meghan Doherty, who is assigned a real estate deal that could make her career but she must first land the rights for God's Country, an isolated Christian retreat in foreclosure.

Her life changes, however, after the minister refuses to sell the property unless she agrees to spend six days learning about his ministry. Reluctantly, Meghan trades her stilettos for hiking boots, her Ferrari for a four-wheeler, and slowly comes to realize the value of what the rural camp has to offer.

The movie is available at Christian bookstores, Walmart, Blockbuster, Target, Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.