Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Film Commission is pleased to announced the home-grown filmmakers selected for the 2021 Indie Grants program. These three filmmakers will receive funding to produce their short films, and their production crews will provide real-world training to South Carolina’s future filmmakers.
"There’s no other program like this in the nation,” said Matt Storm with the South Carolina Film Commission. “It gives the next generation of professional crew a bridge to employment, while at the same time sharing South Carolina stories with the world.”
The selected projects are:
- This Too Shall Pass Frazier Bostic and Natalie Harris | Taylors, SC
A poetic interpretation of resiliency that takes us on a journey of remembrance throughout the South.
- Day Pass Cole Stamm | Greenville, SC
On a day pass from her luxury mountain rehab, Teri plays putt-putt with her husband and young daughter, Ashleigh. When Ashleigh becomes curious about her absence, Terri doesn't have the heart to tell her the truth about her addiction.
- The Manager Position Craig Trow | North Charleston, SC
Phillip lost his job when the company closed due to recession. With no job on the horizon and nowhere to go he returns to his abandoned office building, where Phillip’s world starts to open up as more workers appear.
Each project will employ a wide range of South Carolina-based production professionals and provide hands-on experience for Trident Technical College film students.
“The Manager Position is a project I have contemplated making for many years,” said writer/director Craig Trow. “Thanks to the grant I have a great platform to launch from and am excited to work with such a talented group of people.”
“As a filmmaker and poet, I've always longed to tell underrepresented Southern stories that celebrate our rich history,” said Frazier Bostic, writer of This Too Shall Pass. “During these tumultuous times, it means so much to be able to create art I'm excited to share with my community.”
Recent Indie Grants shorts have been official selections of top international film festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, Slamdance, Palm Springs, Virginia Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and many more. Collaborators and presenters include Oscar-winning Cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Avatar 2), actress Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, Perfect Harmony), writer Brad Land (Goat), and Casting Director Avy Kauffman (Succession, The Eyes of Tammy Faye).
Production teams with home-grown connections to South Carolina can apply for the next Indie Grants funding cycle in spring 2022.
For more information, contact Sam Queen at email@example.com or 803-767-3568.
For more information on Indie Grants and other training programs, visit indiegrants.org. Headshots, behind-the-scenes photographs, and other artwork available upon request.