Film Festivals, Film Festival Consulting, Film Festival Marketing, Film Festival Promotions, Film News, Movie News, Film Festival News

This year’s 20th Anniversary Indie Memphis film festival featured a street closure for the first time in their storied history, adding a big festival tent to expand the fest’s presence and footprint on the city. After the Opening Night red carpet featuring THOM PAIN and Rainn Wilson, and Thursday’s photo call with Mark Webber – two of indie films’s best examples of the actor’s actor, the red carpet under the tent on Friday night encouraged the attending filmmakers, as well as the notoriously photo and press-shy Memphis filmmaking regulars to allow themselves to be corralled for their moment in the fake-sun, while others still managed to dodge it (we’re looking right at you, Morgan Jon Fox).

OPENING NIGHT, November 1, featuring THOM PAIN and Rainn Wilson

THOM PAIN's star, Rainn Wilson (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

THOM PAIN’s star, Rainn Wilson (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Will Eno (Co-DIR/SCR), Rainn Wilson, Oliver Butler (Co-DIR) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Will Eno (Co-DIR/SCR), Rainn Wilson, Oliver Butler (Co-DIR) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Producer Gil Cates Jr. joins the rest of the THOM PAIN team, with co-director and screenwriter Will Eno, star Rainn Wilson, and co-director Oliver Butler (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Producer Gil Cates Jr. joins the rest of the THOM PAIN team, with co-director and screenwriter Will Eno, star Rainn Wilson, and co-director Oliver Butler (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The THOM PAIN crew: Gil Cates Jr. (PROD), Will Eno (Co-DIR/SCR), Rainn Wilson, Oliver Butler (Co-DIR), Jeff Toyne (Composer) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

The THOM PAIN crew: Gil Cates Jr. (PROD), Will Eno (Co-DIR/SCR), Rainn Wilson, Oliver Butler (Co-DIR), Jeff Toyne (Composer) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Rainn Wilson explains it all to the Indie Memphis house crew (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Rainn Wilson explains it all to the Indie Memphis house crew (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Indie Memphis EXEC DIR Ryan Watt, Rainn Wilson (THOM PAIN) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Indie Memphis EXEC DIR Ryan Watt, Rainn Wilson (THOM PAIN) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The Rainn Wilson Opening Night show continues on the red carpet (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

The Rainn Wilson Opening Night show continues on the red carpet (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Entertaining on and off the screen: Rainn Wilson (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Entertaining on and off the screen: Rainn Wilson (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

WE GO ON's director Matteo Servant (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

WE GO ON’s director Matteo Servente (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Jabriel Woodall, director, producer, Creator, and Artist of BWAKHAA! (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Jabriel Woodall, director, producer, Creator, and Artist of BWAKHAA! (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Screenwriter Jeremy Camp (GRACE) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Screenwriter Jeremy Camp (GRACE) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Nathan Ross Murphy, director, producer, and star of MUDDY WATER (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Nathan Ross Murphy, director, producer, and star of MUDDY WATER (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

karl Jacob, director of COLD NOVEMBER (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Karl Jacob, director of COLD NOVEMBER (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

BARRACUDA directors Jason Cortland, Julia Halperin (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

BARRACUDA directors Jason Cortland, Julia Halperin (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

COLD NOVEMBER's Karl Jacob being interviewed (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

COLD NOVEMBER’s Karl Jacob being interviewed (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

BIG AND TALL's director/screenwriter Clint Till (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

BIG AND TALL’s director/screenwriter Clint Till (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Thursday night, November 2, featuring the Mark Webber double feature of WEAPONS and FLESH AND BLOOD

Adam Bhala Lough, director of WEAPONS (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Adam Bhala Lough, director of WEAPONS (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

WEAPONS director Adam Bhala Lough being interviewed (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

WEAPONS director Adam Bhala Lough being interviewed (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Greg Stewart (EXEC PROD), Adam Bhala Lough (DIR) (THE NEW RADICAL) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Greg Stewart (EXEC PROD), Adam Bhala Lough (DIR) (THE NEW RADICAL) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Mark Webber, writer, director, and star of FLESH AND BLOOD (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Mark Webber, writer, director, and star of FLESH AND BLOOD (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

10 years later... Mark Webber, and Adam Bhala Lough reunite to screen their film, WEAPONS (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

10 years later… Mark Webber, and Adam Bhala Lough reunite to screen their film, WEAPONS (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The Friday Night (November 3) Red Carpet Under the Big Indie Memphis Tent

From Memphis Film Prize to Indie Memphis... Director Matteo Servente (WE GO ON) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

From Memphis Film Prize to Indie Memphis… Director Matteo Servente (WE GO ON) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Corey Meister (SCR), Matteo Servente (DIR) (WE GO ON) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Corey Meister (SCR), Matteo Servente (DIR) (WE GO ON) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

SIDEMEN director Scott Rosenbaum (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

SIDEMEN director Scott Rosenbaum (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Animation whiz kid, Wally Chung of EVOCATION OF A NIGHTMARE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Animation whiz kid, Wally Chung of EVOCATION OF A NIGHTMARE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Cast member Jyo Six Carolino with director Vic Matthews of WHERE ARE WE? (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Cast member Jyo Six Carolino with director Vic Matthews of WHERE ARE WE? (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Russ Harbaugh, director of LOVE AFTER LOVE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Russ Harbaugh, director of LOVE AFTER LOVE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Martina Boothes, director, screenwriter, producer, and star of RED VELVET CAKE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Martina Boothes, director, screenwriter, producer, and star of RED VELVET CAKE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The RED VELVET CAKE team: Chris Person (EXTRA), Katey Perkins (ED), Joshua Miller (CAST), Lynda Hilliker (CAST), Martina Boothes (DIR/SCR/PROD/CAST), Wendy Petite (PROD MGR/SET COORD), Marissa Kuder (CAST) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

The RED VELVET CAKE team: Chris Person (EXTRA), Katey Perkins (ED), Joshua Miller (CAST), Lynda Hilliker (CAST), Martina Boothes (DIR/SCR/PROD/CAST), Wendy Petite (PROD MGR/SET COORD), Marissa Kuder (CAST) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

RED VELVET CAKES's Martina Boothes being interviewed (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

RED VELVET CAKES’s Martina Boothes being interviewed (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Chase Gustafson, director and producer of FINDING TOBEY (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Chase Gustafson, director and producer of FINDING TOBEY (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The FINDING TOBEY team: Kelly Yarwood (C0-PROD), Chase Gustafson (DIR/PROD), Aaron Shafer (Co-PROD/CAST), Michelle Shafer (Co-PROD) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

The FINDING TOBEY team: Kelly Yarwood (C0-PROD), Chase Gustafson (DIR/PROD), Aaron Shafer (Co-PROD/CAST), Michelle Shafer (Co-PROD) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

COLD NOVEMBER's Karl Jacobs knows what it takes to get attention on the red carpet. (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

COLD NOVEMBER’s Karl Jacob knows what it takes to get attention on the red carpet. (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

TORMENTING THE HEN's Teddy Collatos (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

TORMENTING THE HEN’s Teddy Collatos (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Teddy Collatos (DIR/SCR/PROD/ED), Carolina Monnerat (CAST) (TORMENTING THE HEN) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Teddy Collatos (DIR/SCR/PROD/ED), Carolina Monnerat (CAST) (TORMENTING THE HEN) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Director, Screenwriter, and Producer, Kyle Taubken of THE BUTCHER (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Director, Screenwriter, and Producer, Kyle Taubken of THE BUTCHER (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Jay Taubken (CAST), Vicki Taubken, Kyle Taubken (DIR/SCR/PROD), Emily Tuberville Taubken (ASST CAM/BTS PHOTO), Garrett Atkinson (CAST) (THE BUTCHER) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Jay Taubken (CAST), Vicki Taubken, Kyle Taubken (DIR/SCR/PROD), Emily Tuberville Taubken (ASST CAM/BTS PHOTO), Garrett Atkinson (CAST) (THE BUTCHER) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

INTERIOR TERESA director Meredith Alloway (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

INTERIOR TERESA director Meredith Alloway (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Robert Rowan, director of GET OFF THE BUS (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Robert Rowan, director of GET OFF THE BUS (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Screenwriter Dylan Pasture, and director Caroline Gollum of A FEAST OF MAN (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Screenwriter Dylan Pasture, and director Caroline Gollum of A FEAST OF MAN (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Juror Sarah Salovaara (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Juror Sarah Salovaara (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Jada Brisentine-Smith (SCR/PROD), Christopher Smith (DIR) of A GOOD MAN (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Jada Brisentine-Smith (SCR/PROD), Christopher Smith (DIR) of A GOOD MAN (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

MY HERO director Geoffrey Shrewsbury (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

MY HERO director Geoffrey Shrewsbury (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The "Mountains" team: Andy McCarthy (Co-PROD/Music), Laurie Berehaus (DIR/Co-PROD/Animator), Grant Glidden (Co-PROD/Music) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

The “Mountains” team: Andy McCarthy (Co-PROD/Music), Laurie Berehaus (DIR/Co-PROD/Animator), Grant Glidden (Co-PROD/Music) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

BWAKHAA!'s Jabriel Woodall (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

BWAKHAA!’s Jabriel Woodall (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Director Aisha Raison, and DP Brandon Person (GIRLS LIKE ME: A SELF:LOVE STORY) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Director Aisha Raison, and DP Brandon Person (GIRLS LIKE ME: A SELF:LOVE STORY) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

DRIVEN Co-Producer Tracee Comfort (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

DRIVEN Co-Producer Tracee Comfort (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

The BIG AND TALL crew: Katey Perkins Grip), Rachel B Hinson (Grip), Monica Summerfield (AD), Clint Till (DIR/SCR), Devin McCracklin (CAST), Joy Murphy (CAST) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

The BIG AND TALL crew: Katey Perkins Grip), Rachel B Hinson (Grip), Monica Summerfield (AD), Clint Till (DIR/SCR), Devin McCracklin (CAST), Joy Murphy (CAST) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Co-directors Joann Self Selvidge and Sarah Fleming, with their muse, Joey. (ROBERT) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Co-directors Joann Self Selvidge and Sarah Fleming, with their muse, Joey. (ROBERT) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Director Meshal Aljaser of IS SOMYIATY GOING TO HELL? (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Director Meshal Aljaser of IS SOMYIATY GOING TO HELL? (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Shaela Miller (Music) of "Colour My Love" (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Shaela Miller (Music) of “Colour My Love” (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

WHERE ARE WE?s Vic Matthews (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

WHERE ARE WE?s Vic Matthews (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Den-Nickolas Schaeffer-Smith (SCR/CAST),Rachel Hinson (DIR), Katey Perkins (Script Supervisor) (JUST ONE DATE) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Den-Nickolas Schaeffer-Smith (SCR/CAST),Rachel Hinson (DIR), Katey Perkins (Script Supervisor) (JUST ONE DATE) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Mark Brimble (Writer/CAST), Sam Anzer (Co-Creator) ("Stand Up Guys") (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Mark Brimble (Writer/CAST), Sam Anzer (Co-Creator) (“Stand Up Guys”) (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

RED VELVET CAKE's Miranda Bryant and Victoria Wallace (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

RED VELVET CAKE’s Miranda Bryant and Victoria Wallace (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Director Shane Watson of I LIVE HERE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Director Shane Watson of I LIVE HERE (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Director Noah Glenn of "Neon Lift Off" (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Director Noah Glenn of “Neon Lift Off” (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Director Justin Superstar Johnson of ABBY THE SPOON LADY (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Director Justin “Superstar” Johnson of ABBY THE SPOON LADY (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Justin "Superstar" Johnson with the action shot (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Justin “Superstar” Johnson with the action shot (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

Noah Glenn through the viewfinder (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

Noah Glenn through the viewfinder (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

"30 Cents" cast member Eli Raybon (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

“30 Cents” cast member Eli Raybon (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

 

SUMMERTIME's director Carter Tate (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)

SUMMERTIME’s director Carter Tate (Photo by Stephen Hildreth)