Short film “Inclined Minds,” featuring local creatives, launches May 21

Chall Gray during the making of the film. Photo by Concerts4charity

“This story reads like a time capsule with an archival bookmark on the city of Asheville,” says the website for Inclined Minds: Arts & Community, a just-launched film. But the story doesn’t actually read — instead it streams on Vimeo, unfolding the sights and sounds of many Asheville and Western North Carolina-based creative initiatives. Helmed by story creator Christopher Gaspar and told by a number of local arts professionals and visionaries (including performer/writer Tom Chalmers; N.C. Stage Company’s Charlie Flynn-McIver; The Magnetic Theatre’s Chall Gray; minister/educator Howard Hanger; Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones; Asheville Area Arts Council Executive Director Kitty Love; Mojo Coworking’s Craig McAnsh; Pack Place Managing Director Heather Nelson; musician/producer Josh Phillips; LEAF Executive Director/Founder Jennifer Pickering; Mountain Roots Management’s Bob Robertson; and food entrepreneur John Swann), the 12-minute video aims to embrace “healthy conversation between creatives, activists and entrepreneurs.”

See the full film at


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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One thought on “Short film “Inclined Minds,” featuring local creatives, launches May 21

  1. Bradd

    Wonderful little 12 minute video that hits a home run for what Asheville is all about. A town with a diverse gathering of creative and community-conscious
    people. A town with a heart and soul. Brad

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