The S.C. Film Commission has announced
the five project winners of this year's S.C. Indie Grants program. Each winner receives funding plus creative and technical support from area film pros and Trident Technical College's film program.
The 2013 winners are:
"Coffee Date," a comedy by James Edward Tilden of Greenville
"Dustin and Hoffman," narrative fiction by Dan Jones of Charleston
"Last Night at the Ellington," a drama by Geoffrey Gunn of Greenville
"The Man Who Wouldn't Die," stop-motion animation by Taylor and Peter Wentworth of Mt. Pleasant
"The Masque of the Red Death," a music video-thriller by Stephen Boatwright of Greenville
"A big part of what we're doing with the Indie Grants is finding filmmakers and films that really show off the state," says Brad Jayne, a Charleston-based filmmaker and S.C. Indie Grants producer. "To show that South Carolina has the talent and resources to support the type of industry and production projects that have such a positive economic impact. And this year is no different, with a slate of films that really cross the spectrum of genre and mediums."
The films will be shown to the public at next year's Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), which hosts a special screening of S.C. Indie Grant-winning projects. You can read about the last screening in our CIFF 2013 coverage here