Tim Sutton film project to shoot in Memphis
Brooklyn filmmaker Tim Sutton is scouting Memphis locations for his next project that he calls "a narrative film in a documentary world."
Sutton has been working with the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.
The indie film, about a young soul-blues singer, comes from an idea he's had for years that he wanted to set in Memphis.
In John Beifuss' story in The Commercial Appeal here, Deputy Film Commissioner Sharon Fox O'Guin is quoted as saying, "Even though it's a small-budget movie, they're running the production like a very professional business. They're trying to capture the flavor of Memphis, the vibe, and avoid the artificial. They're trying to embed the community into the project."
Sutton will use some of his own crew, but will use other crew and talent from Memphis. Scenes will be shot in barbecue restaurants, local nightclubs, recording studios and other locations. The Film Commission has already helped him find some key locations.
His debut feature, "Pavilion" was screened at Indie Memphis last year and won a jury award for cinematography.
Read more about Sutton and the financing in Beifuss' story.