Directors: Peter Gilbert and Steve Jame
At the Death House Door
At the Death House Door follows the remarkable career journey of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous "Walls" prison unit in Huntsville, Texas. During that time he presided over 95 executions, including the very first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of that fateful day.
The film also tells the story of inmate Carlos De Luna, a convict whose execution affected Pickett more than any other. Pastor Pickett counseled De Luna and firmly believed that the man was innocent. Two Chicago Tribune reporters turn up evidence that strongly suggests he was right.
Full Frame Film Festival
South by Southwest
Int’l Doc Fest Amsterdam (IDFA)
DocNZ Film Festival
BEST INT’L DOCUMENTARY
Faith in Film
Atlanta Film Festival