Oh wow. Indie Memphis, you are a treasure. Thank you for one of the best weekends of my life. If you’re a filmmaker, apply to Indie Memphis, and go, and see some stunning films and meet the nicest people you’re likely to find anywhere. If you’re not a filmmaker, go anyway. And if you’ve never been to Graceland, well then it sounds like you have a number of reasons to get yourself to Memphis.
This is during our first Q&A, led by the hilarious and awesome Laura Jean Hocking.
Our poster, designed by the brilliant and beautiful Mayumi Ando, won the jury and audience award for Best Poster, and the film picked up the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award. And we even got an encore screening!
Thanks to Emily Best over at Seed&Spark for this shot of me during the awards ceremony, when I was trying hard not to cry. On the far left part of the stage is Erik Jambor, who is both director of the festival and utterly WONDERFUL.
Let it be known also that Craig Brewer, director of Hustle & Flow and president of the Indie Memphis board, throws a mean fucking Halloween party.
Sharing this film is the most rewarding experience of my life so far. Thank you for being part of the journey.