Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15, 2018

Skater Boy and Friendly Cop

Thursday, April 12 at 10:15 PM
Friday, April 13 at 10:30 PM

Shorts Block: Late-Night Mixtape
Tucker Prescott, Ryan Magee, Matt Watson | Hartsville, SC | 2 min
Genre: Music Video

After a chance encounter on top of a parking garage, a skater boy and a cop forge an unlikely friendship.

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Meet The Filmmakers

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?

We (Ryan, Matt, and Tucker) all grew up in South Carolina. Our families lived in different areas of the state, but we all converged in Columbia for university. There’s a surprising amount of creative culture in Cola, and we were all influenced by it.

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

Matt: Yeah, we just wanted to make a music video one weekend, we sat around on the couch throwing concepts around. I think the best ideas come in times of idea desperation with friends haha.

Tucker: An impromptu sketch idea turned into a big sketch-music video combo, then was filed down into a smaller, tighter music video we wound up making. Ryan and Matt put together the song.

3. How did you start making films?

Tucker: My brother and I used to make Lego movies on mom’s camcorder, but true investment in film stemmed going outdoors, backpacking, and wanting to share those experiences with others.

Matt: My parents got me this clunky old tape camera when I was in the 3rd grade. I would spend countless afternoons interviewing my pets and filming short videos with my friends. True works of art.

Ryan: I used my mom’s camera to accidentally tape over priceless family memories so that my friends and I could recreate scenes from movies.

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

Tucker: Ryan attempted to skate down a ramp while blowing bubbles but didn’t lean into the ramp. The skateboard shot out from under him, his hip hit the concrete pretty hard, and the bubble juice splashed all over his face.

Matt: The bubble incident killed me. We also were originally going to use donuts instead of fried chicken, but Dunkin Donuts was closed. KFC was the next best thing.

Ryan: Yeah, the falling off the skateboard and splashing bubbles in my eyes bit sure was funny for those watching.

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

Tucker: What an awesome convergence for alt right filmmakers!

Matt: Looking forward to gathering to watch great artistic content and owning the libs.

Ryan: Throwin’ a few brewskies back while watching some flicks with the lads.

6. Why should someone see your film?

Tucker: It’s quick, it’s silly, and it’ll take you on a lil’ rollercoaster.

Matt: Because life is too short to watch short films that people poured real emotion into.

Ryan: It could help bring people to a more profound and personal understanding of themselves.


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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
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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