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Interview: Karl R. Hearne; ‘The G’ writer and director talks about the project’s creation

Last week The G screened at Glasgow Film Festival. The film, which stars Dale Dickey, took viewers by surprise, offering them something not often seen – a story about an elderly woman seeking revenge on men who harmed her. 

Written and directed by Karl. R Hearne, The G follows Ann and her husband, who retired to an unnamed American suburb 10 years ago to be near their family. But one day out of the blue they are snatched from their home by a corrupt legal guardian who believes they have hidden wealth. Their home and assets are legally stripped from them and they are put in a prison-like “eldercare facility,” victims of an exploding old age industry. Trapped in a corrupt and terrifying system, The G begins to show her true mettle as she and her loyal granddaughter fight to get them out…and get revenge on the people who wronged them.

Shockingly, despite her having over 130 credits on IMDB, The G is only Dale Dickey’s second lead role. It sounds criminal as she is consistently the best thing about the movies in which she appears. However, all of her previous roles seem to have combined here with her portrayal of Ann being truly exceptional. Similarly, whilst the narrative has some familiar beats, these stories are usually told with men, not women at the centre. The change in focus allows for a new direction and tone, making The G a very compelling watch. 

The morning after the Glasgow debut, THN were able to speak with director Karl. T. Hearne to uncover more about the origins of The G. The conversation delved into how Hearne’s own grandmother inspired Ann, why the female hook was so important, and why there was no one else but Dale that could play Ann with such fearsome ferocity. 

The G screened at Glasgow Film Festival 2024. The G will be available in UK cinemas later this year. 

Kat Hughes is a UK born film critic and interviewer who has a passion for horror films. An editor for THN, Kat is also a Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic. She has bylines with Ghouls Magazine, Arrow Video, Film Stories, Certified Forgotten and FILMHOUNDS and has had essays published in home entertainment releases by Vinegar Syndrome and Second Sight. When not writing about horror, Kat hosts micro podcast Movies with Mummy along with her five-year-old daughter.


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