The Last Stop in Yuma County – Director Francis Galluppi

Director Francis Galluppi’s feature film debut, THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY is a rockin’ good time of a genre hopping gun-toting Western, double-cross film noir and desert dry dark comedy. While awaiting the next fuel truck at a middle-of-Arizona rest stop, a traveling young knife salesman is thrust into a high-stakes hostage situation by the arrival of two similarly stranded bank robbers with no qualms about using cruelty—or cold, hard steel—to protect their bloodstained, ill-begotten fortune. THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY boasts an outstanding ensemble cast of Jim Cummings (The Wolf of Snow Hollow), Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil), Sierra McCormick (The Vast of Night), Nicholas Logan (I Care a Lot), Michael Abbott Jr. (Killers of the Flower Moon), Connor Paolo (A Creature Was Stirring), Alexandra Essoe (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Robin Bartlett (The Fabelmans), Jon Proudstar (Reservation Dogs), Sam Huntington (Being Human), Ryan Masson (Good Girls), and Barbara Crampton (Suitable Flesh, Re-Animator), with Gene Jones (Killers of the Flower Moon), Faizon Love (Elf) and Richard Brake (Barbarian). Director / Writer / Producer / Editor Francis Galluppi joins us for a geeked out conversation on the film’s origin story and cinematic inspirations for YUMA COUNTY, pulling together this terrific cast, and his personal filmmaker favorites. 


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About the filmmaker – Francis Reid Galluppi was born on November 17th, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. He is a writer, director, producer, editor, and music composer, known for High Desert Hell (2019), The Gemini Project (2020), and The Last Stop In Yuma County (2023). Galluppi’s first short film, High Desert Hell, went on to win several awards, including the “Wes Craven Award” at the Catalina Film Festival in 2019. The Gemini Project, Galluppi’s follow-up film, won “Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Short Film” at the Burbank International Film Festival in 2020. Well Go USA will release his western, crime, thriller film The Last Stop In Yuma County in Theaters and On Digital May 10, 2024. It had its World Premiere Fantastic Fest before heading to Sitges where it won the best film prize in the Orbita section.  For more go to:



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“There are little moments of blackhearted comedy among the bloodshed, but through it all, The Last Stop in Yuma County makes sure that those gunshots resonate.” – Ross McIndoe, Slant Magazine

“The Last Stop In Yuma County tells a simple story but does so in an extraordinary way. It’s a film you won’t forget for a long, long time.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“Pulling off a remarkable tonal balancing act, it manages to be consistently funny and whimsical while also legitimately tense and gripping. The ending blew me away and knocked its huge curveball out of the park.” – Stephanie Malone, Morbidly Beautiful

“A genuinely fun time that makes a feast out of familiar scraps. Jim Cummings is terrific as always. Richard Brake gets a role worthy of his menacing appeal. Feels like 3 movies in 1 where new people want to get in on the fun while we are in for all of it.” – Erik Childress, Movie Madness Podcast

“Director Francis Galluppi has put together one of the coolest movies of the year. A modern western, mixed with a heist, and easily one of my favorite movies of 2023.” – Leo Brady,

“Director Francis Galluppi transcends expectations of the Western to create a sun-bleached crime thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.” – Mary Beth McAndrews, Dread Central