Erik Jambor is executive director of Indie Memphis. One of the city’s core arts institutions, Indie Memphis connects and inspires indie filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In this episode Erik takes us behind the scenes, shares his passion for film creation, how he started a festival in Birmingham that continues today, the selection process for films, and how he became involved with Indie Memphis back in 1998. You’ll hear previews for films coming to this year’s festival, get the low down on other film initiatives that Indie Memphis takes part in, and why Erik’s first films had Jawas in them. This year Indie Memphis will take place at Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo Theater, and Malco Studio on the Square. Indie Memphis is presented by Duncan-Williams.
Virginia Murphy explains the soul mending experience that is Playback Memphis. Playback Theatre is a unique collaboration — the audience shares a personal story or moment, then watches as Playback recreates that story with artistic shape and coherence. Playback brings stories to life and life to communities. Creative, heal thyself.
Next Event: November 14th-15th
Theater South in Memphis
Zandria Robinson takes being a sociologist to a whole new level. She continues her conversation on the South by appearing on CMP and broadening horizons. Subjects include black southern heritage, the Ferguson riots, the southernization of America, commodetization of ideas, culture creators, and so much more. A podcast so heavy it’s worthy of enjoying with some honey butter biscuits and crunchy potato tacos.
The benevolent Billy B came onto the podcast and we learned about how he’s trying to change the world through creativity and setup a creative technologists conference, Blur. We also cover venture capital, the patron scene in Memphis, social movements, and we go in depth to see how a creative social activist develops over time.
Awesome human being and just a well rounded person, Shannon Cable came onto the podcast and blew our minds with Buddhism, growing up in contrasting cultures, invention through necessity, the generation behind Shove It Designs, and skater culture in Memphis. Plus, we managed to once again debate the finer points of Basquiat, can’t be tired of that yet.
Leandra Urrutia, accomplished drafter, sculptor, teacher, eternal student, and Memphis Roller Derby girl. All kinds of nuggets and recurring themes. Market yourself, no one else will. Never stop learning, constantly push to progress more. Respect those who teach or else we’ll be without them. Also, being an artist, it takes a toll on the body, so be careful.
AUG 9th MRD Season 8: CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, August 9 at 6:00pm – 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Leandra’s website – http://www.zhibit.org/leandraurrutia
Matt Ladner! Three designers get together and shockingly they talk design! Memphis design people, the changing scene and life of Memphis, water in video games, running in Memphis, Matt’s time at Lockheed Martin, ‘Millenials’ turning around and producing the culture, and about just how different GEN NET(!) is.
Matt Ladner is Literally a Taco Salad
AIGA Tenn Show 2014
Forge will be a uniquely Memphis mashup of arts space and fabrication shop. Part incubator, part gallery, part playground. A space for creation… and for inspiration. For collaboration and interdisciplinary innovation. Quite simply put, [they] plan to be our city’s most unique resource, fueling both economic and community growth.
Photo credit: Lesley Young – http://instagram.com/mississippihuckleberry
Marco Pavé comes onto the podcast for in depth conversations about Memphis issues involving poverty, change, racism, social preservation, Gil Scott, and Churches+Beer. Born and raised in North Memphis where his life was affected by the culture and city around him Marco is responding in his own way towards the standards of Memphis today. Chasing his dreams and practicing for years on end have lead him to the current precipice where he’s working hard to make something for himself in the city he loves.
Marco Pavé – leading the new wave in Memphis Hip Hop.
Josh Campbell, Storyteller of Spillit Memphis talks about his history and growth towards storytelling, Memphis cultural growth, Memphis history, and the unnecessary divide between East Memphis and Midtown. You’ll also get to hear about his controversial view on This American Life *gasp*.
- Spillit is true, unscripted stories told in front of a live audience in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Spillit events are held quarterly and each event has a theme.
- Stories last ten minutes and must have a beginning, a middle, an end, and some sort of moral to tie it together.
- Some are hilarious, others contemplative, heartbreaking, suspenseful, and some reflective.
- Anyone can tell a story! Themes are announced months in advance.
Heroes June 13th – https://www.facebook.com/events/1415023002105651/?ref=5
Identity Crisis June 20th – https://www.facebook.com/events/232755043585305/?ref=5
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/Spillitmemphis
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spillit-memphis/id579081398?mt=2