Join filmmakers Jon Crawford and Brett Hanover as they discuss their process of making hybrid films, and how blending narrative and documentary elements can often make for more incisive and truthful work. This discussion will be moderated by filmmaker Laura Jean Hocking.
Doors at 6:30 pm | Presentation at 7 pm
Shoot & Splice is presented by Indie Memphis in collaboration with Crosstown Arts
About the presenter:
Jon Bryant Crawford is a Guyanese American who grew up in the American South. After graduating with a degree in English Literature from Hendrix College, he finished his first feature documentary, Pink Houses. Currently, he is launching his personal project, Tell Me A Memory, where he interviews and shares the stories of the Queer community.
He has received a Stonewall Society Pride in the Arts Award and has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Film Independent, Crosstown Arts, Kopkind Colony, and the Smithsonian. He has also received the Four Sisters Scholarship, Edie and Lew Wasserman Grant, and Carl David Memorial Fellowship.
Brett Hanover is a filmmaker and youth media educator from Memphis, TN, whose work explores outsider art, mental health, and Queer fan communities. His documentaries and collaborative narrative film projects have been exhibited at venues including the SXSW Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Anthology Film Archives. Brett received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from the University of Illinois.