The hot sheet

The local film scene is an exotic and many-tentacled beast. After countless phone calls, e-mails and “who-else-should-we-talk-to?” queries, Xpress compiled the following informal list of local filmmakers and their current film (plus a few television) projects. Though it is doubtless incomplete, the list does give some idea of the extent and diversity of local indie-film activity. Our apologies to anyone who’s been inadvertently overlooked.

Filmmaker: Lawrence Benner
Production company: Buried Pictures
Film title: The Nudger
Film type: dark comedy
Production phase: postproduction
Web site: www.buriedpictures.com

Filmmaker: Paul Bonesteel
Production company: Bonesteel Films
Film title: The Great American Quilt Revival
Film type: documentary
Production phase: recently completed
Film title: Carl Sandburg: Poet of the People
Film type: documentary
Production phase: preproduction
Web site: www.bonesteelfilms.com

Filmmaker: Chris Bowers
Production company: Colossus
Film title: Moon Europa
Film type: science fiction
Production phase: preproduction/production
Web site: www.mooneuropa.com

Filmmaker: Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood
Production company: Mountain Eye Media
Film title: Bringing Down the Mountain
Film type: documentary
Production phase: in production
Web site: www.mountaineyemedia.org

Production company: First Biltmore Pictures
Film title: The Echo of Silence
Film type: thriller
Film title: MLK
Film type: thriller
Film title: The Third Coming
Film type: science-fiction thriller
Film title: Santa Maria
Film type: romantic comedy
Production phase: all in development
Web site: under development

Filmmaker: Joseph and Julia Gunnels
Production company: Run Lightning Productions
Film title: Run Lightning
Film type: action/adventure
Production phase: in development

Filmmaker: Stephen Imwalle
Production company: Phi Films
Film title: Outer Dark
Production phase: in production

Filmmaker: Chusy Jardine
Production company: Found Films
Film title: Asheville: The Movie
Film type: indefinable
Production phase: preproduction
Web site: www.ashevillethemovie.com

Filmmaker: Meg Lauzon
Production company: Villasonica
Film title: Our Fathers’ Eyes
Film type: documentary
Production phase: recently completed
Web site: www.villasonica.com

Filmmaker: Kurt Mann
Production company: Ironwood Media Group
Film title: The Human Race
Film type: reality TV series
Web site: www.thehumanraceshow.com
Film title: ET Verdict
Film type: television courtroom drama
Web site: www.ironwoodmedia.com/video/ET%20Verdict.mov
Production phase: both in preproduction
Film title: Enka Village
Film type: documentary
Production phase: in production
Web site: www.ironwoodmedia.com/video/EnkaFILM1.mov

Filmmaker: Rod Murphy
Production company: 6:14 productions
Film title: Rank Strangers
Film title: O.U.I.
Film title: Trading Paint
Film title: Murderous Mary
Film type: all documentaries
Production phase: various stages of production
Web site: www.614production.com; www.greatersouthbridge.com

Filmmaker: Ellen Pfirrmann
Production company: Eljapa Media Group
Film title: Strike
Film type: drama
Production phase: in development
Film title: Box
Film type: short drama
Production phase: preproduction
Film title: Weekend Warriors
Film title: Dead Air
Film type: both short horror
Production phase: both in postproduction
Web site: www.eljapa.com

Filmmaker: Paul Schattel
Production company: Harrow Beauty
Film title: The Mourning Portrait
Film type: Appalachian horror
Production phase: preproduction
Web site: www.harrowbeauty.com

Filmmaker: James Suttles
Production company: Eljapa Media Group
Film title: Listen
Film type: short psychological thriller
Production phase: recently completed
Web site: www.eljapa.com

Filmmaker: TJ Wiedow
Production company: Magnetic Media
Film title: Golden Blade 3: Return of the Monkey’s Uncle
Film type: comedy/kung-fu/action thriller
Production phase: postproduction
Web site: www.magneticmediaworks.com; www.goldenblade3.com

— Lisa Watters

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