We’ve been at the Nashville Film Festival, one of the longest running film festival’s in the United States, checking out some great films and meeting filmmakers and other industry professionals. Here are some updates on the people we’ve met and films we’ve seen!
America 101 Educates NaFF
Actor-turned-filmmaker Richard Speight, Jr. took some time from the NaFF Red Carpet to talk to us about his directorial debut, America 101, screening as a part of the Tennessee First Shorts 2 on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 pm.
Richard Speight, Jr. is a name you might not recognize but there’s a good chance you’ll know his face. He’s appeared in television series such as Justified and Supernatural and films such as Thank You for Smoking, Noobz, and Band of Brothers. Speight lives in Nashville and has attended NaFF in previous years as what he terms “a lurker” just quietly seeing films and enjoying the festival.
From Short to Feature: Catching Up with the Director of “Worm”
NaFF has always put a heavy focus on local films and filmmakers. Every year there are two short film blocks featuring Tennessee films and this year there are a number of Nashville-based features as well. Doug Mallett directed a short film a couple of years ago entitled Worm (which screened at …