Lausanne student Charles Heiter '19 will have a red carpet moment this weekend at the Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest on Saturday, September 8.
Between Oneself, a film made by Charles, will be shown during the mentorship program screening at 4:30 p.m. That screening features films made by teams of students selected for the highly competitive Indie Memphis CrewUP, a six-month mentorship program sponsored by the Grizzlies Foundation. Charles' mentor, Brad Ellis, is a producer/director at Running Pony, a local film production company. Charles worked at their studio during his senior internship earlier this month.
"Working with Charles, I had the chance to get a sense of his creative mindset and his understanding of the film process," shared Ellis. "I'm happy to witness his development and am always available as a resource for him as he continues to move forward."
"Between Oneself is a look into a boy's internal struggle to find a balance of power between himself and his darker personality," Heiter said. "I am very excited to be able to see the hard work I've put into making this film shown onto a big screen in front of many local filmmakers and local film lovers in the Indie Memphis Film Festival."
Now entering its 21st year, the Indie Memphis Film Festival brings a broad range of independent features, documentaries and short films to Memphis from all corners of the country. Lausanne and Indie Memphis have had a long-standing relationship, with several budding filmmakers from around the city using the campus as a backdrop for their films.
Students can sign-up for a free pass and check out the schedule at: youthfest2018.indiememphis.com.