A few weeks ago, I came across this article. I can't remember how, but I did.
Craig Brewer, writer and director of Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan, is directing $5 Cover, a series of fifteen web based short films in and around Memphis, profiling Memphis hometown heroes and musicians by showcasing them in their element: performance.
These shorts, each approximately eight minutes long, will be built around a particular song by the featured artist of the episode. Some of the musicians featured are:
Ben Nichols of Lucero
Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi All-Stars
rapper Al Kapone
and many more...
Production was slated to start on July 18th, and as one of my Memphis connections told me today, she happened by the film crew set up outside of one of their locations in Midtown. I can't remember where she said they were at, as I am not too familiar with the Memphis scene. But she is on the lookout for more tapings...hopefully she will get in on the action of a couple of them.
Thanks for the heads up, JN.