Two Films Selected by Indie Memphis

I’m really excited to have two films screening at the Indie Memphis Film Festival this year! The festival is happening the first week of November and passes or single tickets are available now! Here’s a little info about my films.

Electromatic showtime

Electromatic: An elderly grandfather sneaks out for one final night of freedom. A pit stop to see his grandson turns into a pivotal moment for both of them.

Electromatic is a short narrative film I wrote and directed. It was inspired in part by the passing of my grandfather, Vernon Glenn, and the antique Gretsch Electromatic guitar he left me. It is about one man at the end of his life and another man just entering his 30s, and how their expectations and hopes are shaped by their current life stages.

A New Ballet Showtime

A New Ballet: A high school ballerina travels from Memphis to the White House to receive an award on behalf of the New Ballet Ensemble and School.

A New Ballet is a short documentary about a local ballet school that was given the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2014. I traveled to DC with the school’s founder and a student representative as they received the award in a ceremony at the white house. Most of the documentary centers on the impact of dance in that student’s life as she faced struggles at home.

If you’re interested in seeing either of these films, you can reserve single tickets here for $10:

The festival is a week long and there are lots of films at various locations, so if you’re having trouble finding my screenings, here’s what to look for:

  • A New Ballet is screening Friday, November 4th at 6:30pm at the Circuit Playhouse as part of “Hometowner Documentary Shorts w/ Tom Shadyac”
  • Electromatic is screening Saturday, November 5th at 6pm at the Circuit Playhouse as part of “Hometowner Narrative Shorts”

There’s a lot of great stuff happening at the festival, so you should definitely consider grabbing a festival pass and hanging out all week!