Whistling Past the Graveyard

With exclusive television and film rights to Whistling Past the Graveyard, SKR Productions is thrilled to be developing and scripting a feature film based on Susan Crandall’s best selling novel. Told through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl in 1960’s Mississippi, Whistling Past the Graveyard is one of the most powerful, relevant and well-told stories in recent history.

Karen White
, New York Times bestselling author

“Wise, funny and tender, Whistling Past the Graveyard is both a coming-of-age story as well as a luminous portrait of courage and the bonds of friendship. Crandall tells young Starla’s story with pitch-perfect tone, evoking 1963 Mississippi and its struggles with a deft hand. I laughed and cried at Starla’s keen observances of life and family and the sometimes blurred edges of justice. Like Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Stockett’s The Help, Whistling Past the Graveyard is destined to become a classic.”