Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15 2018


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.

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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!

Anil Dhokai: 

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.


Film Shorts

“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