Thursday, April 12 at 10:15 PM
Friday, April 13 at 10:30 PM
Shorts Block: Late-Night MixTape
Anil Dhokai | Blythewood, SC | 10 min
Genre: Narrative Short
In the new short from Indie Grits alum Anil Dhokai, a man wakes up with a song stuck in his head, and his partner does all she can to help him recover. But when he hears a private broadcast, he learns it isn’t simply an earworm. On the contrary–he’s been chosen.Buy Tickets 04/12 Buy Tickets 04/13
We asked our filmmakers some questions about them and their work. For further questions, join us at the designated post-screening Q+A!
1. What is your connection to the South?
I have been living in South Carolina for most of my life. I went to high school at Northwestern in Rock Hill and college at USC.
2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
I had a song stuck in my head one day. I starting thinking “what if this song had an actual source that it was coming from?” The idea just kind of evolved from there. I think everyone gets a song stuck in there head on a fairly regular basis. I felt the idea for this could be really relatable.
3. How did you start making films?
I started making movies back in high school. I took a visual communications class where I had a great teacher who encouraged us to go out and make things. My first short was about students who turned into zombies after eating food made by the culinary arts class. It was really bad. I made this short with Micah Troublefield, who I still make movies with today.
4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
There were several improv moments throughout the film. One of the last scenes was completely improv.
5. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
Everything about this festival is great. I look forward to it every year. Its a great chance to meet other filmmakers and see some great films.
6. Why should someone see your film?
If you’ve had a song stuck in your head before, I think you should see this. You may walk out hearing “My Sharona” for the rest of the day though.
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