Follow director James Kicklighter on his journey through making Desires of the Heart, shooting in Savannah, Georgia and Rajasthan, India.

Director James Kicklighter and actor Edith Ivey on the set of Desires of the Heart

From my first film (The Car Wash) to my first feature film, Desires of the Heart, actor Edith Ivey (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has been with me. She was the first to say "yes" to a scripted project, and she will always hold a special place in my heart.

Without her first "yes," it wouldn't have triggered a series of events that got me this directing opportunity to begin with.

I feel as though I owe much of my career to her guidance, support and education on how to collaborate with actors.

And so, I was thrilled to have her yet again on a set of mine, for the fourth time, especially as I cross this milestone in my personal career.

In this video, we discuss that relationship and her storied work.