Orlando, Florida – The International Christian Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious Christian film festival in the world have selected “The Meanest Man in Texas” for the Best Picture award on Saturday.
The Meanest Man in Texas staring Mateus Ward who also won “Best Lead Actor” is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, near Cisco, Texas, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong company. A fight breaks out, and after shooting two men in self-defense, Clyde is convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. Just hours before execution by electric chair, the Governor spares him the death penalty, and sentences Clyde to life in prison. Before he is shipped off to the Texas Prison Farm to serve hard labor, where he gains the moniker “The Meanest Man in Texas.” After several escape attempts, 2 more murders, he becomes unruly, and the Captain of the Guards locks him away in solitary confinement in an old prison morgue. With three life sentences and no hope, he finally learns redemption, and his life changes. He corresponds, and eventually falls deeply in love with a woman, Julia Perryman, who is also a prisoner of her physical handicap, scoliosis. Through their love of each other, and faith, they each find freedom.
A Teaser of the movie can be found in the link below…
For a list of winners at the 5th annual festival, you can find it at the link below