Wonderroot Presents Much-Needed Spotlight of Local Film Talent

Chris Richardson's film,  Cinema Novo's "Isonade" 

Chris Richardson's film, Cinema Novo's "Isonade" 

We talk about it a lot, but Atlanta really is changing. Local tax credits have led to the rise of mega-Hollywood productions like The Hunger Games and Avengers: Infinity War being filmed in Georgia. With all the hubub about Atlanta becoming the “Hollywood of the South”, it’s even more important to recognize all of the emerging, local talent sprouting up in Georgia. One of the major players cultivating the local filmmaking scene in Atlanta is the Generally Local, Mostly Independent (GLMI) film series.

This Thursday, GLMI is presenting their latest spotlight of local short films, picked by Kristy Breneman and Amanda Mills and guest judged by Gavin Godfrey. In partnership with Plaza Theatre, the night will act as the official kick-off for the 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival. Eleven films will be competing for the chance to receive special funding for other film festival submissions, as well as passes to the Atlanta Film Festival, an an annual WonderRoot membership.

Adonis BC's film,  Huge Distances

Adonis BC's film, Huge Distances

GLMI Founder, Kristy Breneman, said in a released statement, “This is one of the best local lineups I’ve seen.”

Featured filmmakers include: Tanner Pemelton, Cali Berry, Malik Salaam, Alex Preston, Christopher Richardson, Oliver Smith, Armani Martin, Joseph Lavender, Adonis BC, House of June, and Drew Giles. The night begins with a special, short film screening with live scoring by musician 10th Letter.

Don’t miss WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series on March 23, this Thursday night at 7 Stages. Showtime is 7pm, and tickets are $10.