Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15 2018


Thursday, April 12 at 2:30 PM
Friday, April 13 at 9:15 PM

Shorts Block: Body Chronicles

Bill Badi | Nashville, TN | 2 min
Genre: Student Film

A woman takes babying her partner to a whole new level in this witty and surprising narrative short, shot on crisp 16mm black-and-white film.

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Meet The Filmmaker

We asked our filmmakers some questions about them and their work. For further questions, join us at the designated post-screening Q+A!

Bill Badi: 

1. What is your connection to the South?

I’m from Pretoria, South Africa, which is about 8000 miles South of here. So, in a way, I can say that I moved up North to the South when I came to Nashville three years ago to attend Vanderbilt University. I have loved living in the South. During my time in Music City I’ve had the good fortune of visiting Georgia and Louisiana, while passing through Alabama and Mississippi. I cannot wait to add South Carolina to the list!

2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?

My main inspiration was the clear imbalance in gender roles I’ve noticed in households back home, as well as here in the US.

3. How did you start making films?

I started making films on my cell phone while I was in high school. I’d get an idea, shoot it immediately, and edit using Windows Movie Maker (RIP).

4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?

Not, really. (I wish I had a more interesting answer for this one).

5. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?

I’ve never been to a film festival before! I’ve heard that Indie Grits is a festival like no other, so I’m looking forward to fully immersing myself in everything y’all have to offer. I want to watch dozens of movies, experience Columbus, and meet fellow film lovers.

6. Why should someone see your film?

I like to think that it’s a film only I could have made because it comes from a personal place both stylistically and thematically. So, people should watch it because they won’t be able to see something like it anywhere else.

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“In Dog Beers I’ve Only Had Two”: A Lesson for Beginners
A Name That I Admire
All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps
All The Beautiful Girls
All The In-Between
Amarillo Ramp
An Accidental Drowning
Atlantic City
Baby Oil
below the neck, above the knees
Blanko – “Hallelujah”
Bless These Sounds Under the City – “THE SLEEPING 8”
The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later
Can’t Kids – “Coperroni”
The Checkout Line
Cowgirl Up
CPS Closings & Delays
Dishing Out Community
dragons & seraphim
Elizabeth Sees
F E B R A – “Fasterrrr”
Flagged: An American Love Story
Fluid Frontiers
Forgive Me
Fruit Don’t Fall Far
Gays for Trump?
Girls Rock Columbia
Grand Dragon
Growing Girl
Hair Wolf
Hardcore Wrestling Alliance
Kaye the Beast – “HEARD”
Kevin Devine – “Couldn’t Be Happier”
Kim Bush’s Abduction
Levitate, Levitate, Levitate
Lost Touch
me and my army
My Body Is Not My Own
My Name Is Marc, And You Can Count On It
Not For Medical Use
Nothing A Little Soap Can’t Fix
Ol Scratch
Pak Anggir
The Passages of Pride
Post Nuke
Prayer for Roy Moore
Recuerdos de Sangre / Blood Memories
Roadside Attraction
Sequoyah – “Blue Jays”
Serpents and Doves
Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar
Skater Boy and Friendly Cop
Socks on Fire: Uncle John and the Copper Headed Water Rattlers
Station 15
Steve’s Kinkoes
Sweet Nothing
This My Favorite Mural
Three Legged Dog
Tiger Toilet
The Traveler Takamure
You Can’t Play With Us