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Longtime Commission client McCarthy makes 'Tupelove'

Memphis filmmaker Michael McCarthy "has gone Elvis-legit, so to speak, uniting his distinctive indie-cult sensibility with the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau to create a short film titled Tupelove," says John Beifuss in his story in The Commercial Appeal.

The 15-minute film can be found at tupelo.net, a promotion for the town where Elvis Presley was born 77 years ago.

McCarthy - dubbed by Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler as "The Godfather of Memphis Film" - has been a client of the Commission for years. He was honored in 2001 in Spain for his work, and director Craig Brewer has said he considers McCarthy to be a teacher and influence.

The film features Memphis actor/musician Amy LaVere and New York-born, Memphis-based actor Corey Parker.

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