A reluctant faith healer tries to escape his darkened past working as a ranch hand for a plain-spoken widower and his young daughter. Over time, he becomes a part of their family and even falls in love with the local girl who helps out at the ranch, giving him hope that he may have finally found a place to call home. But, his fragile dreams are shattered when his predatory evangelist mother tracks him down, stopping at nothing to get her son and his miraculous gifts back on the revival circuit.
Marty Madden is a Writer/Director living in Carbondale, Colorado. Cotton is Marty’s directorial debut. His written works include Musical Chairs (Nominated for GLAAD Best Film of 2011 (Limited Release) a love story set in the magical world of wheelchair ballroom dance, directed by Susan Seidleman; Incident at Haystack Landing (A fact-based haunted house tale for Spelling Entertainment and Fox TV); Field Guide to North American Monsters (a pseudo-documentary style horror/comedy series for Fox TV); The Hunt (a sci-fi action adventure developed with Hammerhead Productions); All Shook Up (a musical romp about a girl who follows Elvis into the Army when he’s drafted); and Victory (a magical real life tale of turn-of-the-century baseball). Marty is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.