Looking To Be SEEN: Renee Wilson

Amy Renee Wilson of Fayetteville,NC..who prefers to be called Renee, 36 year old female, wife, mom, and aspiring LEAD ACTRESS..she is your everyday DOMESTIC ENGINEER, that tries to make sure her husband and kids are happy and taken care of. 

Renee is quite the comedian, and not like the Desperate Houswives on TV nor the lavish Atlanta wives, she's am your everyday neighbor who is at the edge of the door watching her kids at their bus stops with a cup of hot coffee, being a concerned parent.

Her days are FILLED with making doctor's appointments, checking up on parent teacher conferences, and local neighborhood community events  all the while scheduling herslef on sets for extra or lead roles.

Currently seeking auditions.  You can email Renee HERE

If you are interested in being featured on the Indie Experience email ncindieseeen@gmail.com

Final Submission Deadline Nov 30


The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 14th annual festival held April 14 -17, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. Short and feature documentaries completed after January 1, 2009 are eligible for consideration.

Submission Deadline:

Final Deadline: November 30, 2010

A complete list of submission guidelines and requirements can be found here.

Check out last year's 2010 festival selections here!


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Redneck Roots

Redneck Roots is an independent film produced by the principles of Emulsion Arts. They have made a film that is a delightful blend of sweet romance, lovingly dished out humor and stereotypes with charm that will make you laugh out loud.

A Romantic Comedy gone South…….

Chris Dowdy, a beautiful young woman, has always been ashamed of her redneck roots. So when her sister's high school graduation calls her home, she covers up the truth, lies and leaves behind the big city and her boyfriend, in a gigantic fib. Unbeknownst to Chris, her jealous Yankee boyfriend Ben takes off in hot pursuit into the DEEP SOUTH to find his true love. Nothing could prepare Ben for the oddball, off-kilter loveable kin and townspeople of Beaver County.

A sexy sister, a Mamma that loves Jesus, a Daddy that loves the "juice", a funny foul-mouthed grandmother, a group of backyard bubbas, and a radio deejay with irritable bowel and Tourette's Syndrome rounds out the amusing cast of characters that keeps us laughing.

* See it for the HEART * See it for the CHARM * See it for the COMEDY


Become a fan on the REDNECK ROOTS Facebook page


Redneck Roots, LLC 2424 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28270 (704) 343-0220

Ava Gardner Museum Awarded Two Grants in Support of the Ava Gardner Festival

Each year the Ava Gardner Museum celebrates Ava's life and career by hosting the Ava Gardner Festival. This annual event includes heritage tours, screenings of classic Ava Gardner films, and special exhibits. To support this annual event, the Ava Gardner Museum has been awarded two grants: $500 from the Johnston County Visitors Bureau; and $1,750 from the Johnston County Arts Council/North Carolina Arts Council.
The grant received from the Johnston County Visitors Bureau was for the marketing and promotion of the Ava Gardner Festival. “For over 20 years, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau has been supporting organizations that host events and festivals, performing arts, and sporting events in the county. Marketing grants help these organizations with advertising and promotional brochures which helps to bring thousands of visitors to Johnston County each year,” said Donna Bailey-Taylor, Executive Director, Johnston County Visitors Bureau.

The grant received from the Johnston County Arts Council was in support of the Tennessee Williams Reading Series, which was held in conjunction with the Ava Gardner Festival. In partnership with the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, community residents were encouraged to read and discuss Tennessee Williams’ play The Night of the Iguana and attend a Tennessee Williams lecture held at the Museum. Participants were given free museum admission and invited to the film screening of The Night of the Iguana, which was shown during the Festival. Because of the financial support of the Johnston County Arts Council, these resources were available to the public at no charge.

The Ava Gardner Museum is located in downtown Smithfield, at 325 E. Market Street and more information may be found on the museum website, www.avagardner.org or by calling 919-934-5830. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm with admission of $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors and groups and $4.00 children.

This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Johnston County Arts Council is the North Carolina Arts Council’s Designated County Partner for Johnston County.

Soul Surfer

SOUL SURFER is the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. Coming to theaters nationwide on April 15, 2011, this exciting feature film stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carrie Underwood in her film debut. The cast also includes Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo and Jeremy Sumpter.

The first film to be released under the new deal between FilmDistrict and Sony Pictures, SOUL SURFER will go out as a wide release via TriStar Pictures with a broad-based and integrated marketing campaign managed by FilmDistrict.

The film was independently financed by Enticing Entertainment and Island Film Group, and is a production of Mandalay Vision, Brookwell McNamara Entertainment and Life’s A Beach Entertainment. North American and substantial International rights were acquired prior to the commencement of production by the Affirm Films division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

The film was directed by Sean McNamara from a screenplay by McNamara, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Deborah Bonann Schwartz, with additional writing by Ron Bass, Jen Smolka and Kara Holden, and is based on Bethany Hamilton’s memoir “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.”

"My family and I are honored to be the subject of such an amazing film,” says Bethany Hamilton. “My hope is that the story continues to inspire people around the world to overcome the challenges that face them."

The film was produced by David Zelon, Douglas Schwartz, David Brookwell, Sean McNamara and Roy "Dutch" Hofstetter and executive produced by David Tice and Dominic Ianno, and shot on location in Hawaii.

“The world needs a hero right now,” says primary financier and executive producer David Tice. “When I met Bethany and her family, I felt compelled to share her extraordinary life on the big screen.”

“Steve Bersch and I immediately responded to the honesty of Bethany’s story and its universal message of courage and perseverance,” says Peter Schlessel, CEO of FilmDistrict, who initiated and approved the production with Bersch while at Sony, and then forged the partnership between Sony and the newly formed FilmDistrict for release of the film.

“SOUL SURFER embodies an absolutely amazing story, wonderfully told by the filmmakers, and we’re thrilled to play a part in bringing this story to audiences this spring,” says Bersch, President, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

“This movie, with its winning story and cast, is a real audience pleaser,” said Bob Berney, President, Theatrical Distribution, FilmDistrict. “It’s the perfect family film for the spring break season.”

Below is a clip on the actual documentary which will soon be released as a future film