Created by ATLFS Filmmakers-in-Residence and AKA Blondie creators Jon Watts & Brantly Jackson Watts, Homespun is a curated series of short documentary films profiling unique individuals around the metro Atlanta area. Homespun's 6th edition, playing October 12th at the Plaza Theatre, includes two World Premieres and two ATLFF alumni! General admission is $10; ATLFS Members get in for free. Read about the selected films and their filmmakers below.
Homegrown GA — World Premiere
Directed by Ila Couch and Jake Slaney
Atlanta Chef Kevin Clark shares the story behind the success of Home Grown, an old school meat and three restaurant in the heart of Reynoldstown.
Ila Couch and Jake Slaney (STOP/GO MEDIA) share a love of food, travel and short form story telling. Ila is originally from New Zealand and has lived in Atlanta for the past five years where she works as a freelance Producer/Shooter. Jake relocated from neighboring state Alabama and has extensive experience as an audio engineer in the film, television and commercial world.
Paul Stevens: Unconventionality
Directed by Joey Kopanski
Paul Stevens, a multi-instrumentalist from Atlanta, shares his unconventional methods for composing music.
Joey Kopanski is a local cinematographer from Atlanta, GA. Since graduating from Georgia State University in the spring of 2015, he has entered the world of freelance mainly working on short films, music videos and small commercial projects. His work has been screened/awarded at The Rome International Film Festival, Campus Movie Festival and Wonderroot. In addition to his film career, he also practices still photography with special interest in Polaroid and documentary photography.
American Moderate — World Premiere
Directed by Jared Callahan
Liz, a 19-year-old first time voter from Georgia, struggles to figure out whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential primaries. Her family is voting for Trump, but is that the right thing to do? Liz tries to find herself, and a candidate that best represents her, as the election approaches.
Jared Callahan is a fun, kind, loud, storytelling redhead. He became interested in film by making skateboard movies in high school. Jared has worked, mentored, taught, crewed, written, and directed over 60 short films and 4 feature films which have won awards all over the world. In 2016 Jared released his directorial debut feature documentary, Janey Makes a Play, which played at over 20 festivals. He was recently chosen to be one of the Atlanta Film Society’s Filmmakers in Residence. Jared currently has three shorts and three feature documentaries in production.