Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15, 2018

Sweet Nothing

Thursday, April 12 at 9:45 PM

Feature Block: Witch
Evan Russell | Carrollton, GA | 7 min
Genre: Narrative Short

When a college junior struggling with his sexuality invites a new friend over to his dorm room for a drink, hidden desires begin to make themselves known. Quietly sensual and disturbing by turn, this titillating romance-horror hybrid features compelling performances from its two lead actors.

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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!

Evan Russell:

1. What is your connection to the South?

I was born in Atlanta Georgia and attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking.

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

A mystical dream!

3. How did you start making films?

I started out re-creating films as VHS home movies with my brother when we were very little. Those were my introduction to production.

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

We filmed on the Warner Brothers back lot for a small segment of the film.

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

I’m just happy to celebrate cinema and am beyond elated to contribute to this wonderful festival.

6. Why should someone see your film?

Have you ever been afraid that someone didn’t like you back?

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