January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside-out. Families are torn apart and communities of faith struggle with forgiveness and justice in this incredible true story. Director Theo Love stops by for a conversation on the culture of East Texas and the unbending drive of the people in the area to find the perpetrators, and the unlikely culprits.
“It’s Americana unvarnished and, because of that, as absorbing as it is respectful.” – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
“The film’s exploration of the tenuous bonds within a community will surely prompt serious soul-searching.” – Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Time
“A fascinating story told with deep insight, Little Hope Was Arson finds that both fire and forgiveness burn in different ways.” – Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
“How the investigation unfolds, and the dramatics escalate, is as engaging as any compelling narrative can be…” – Mark Bell, Film Threat