'Savage County' to premiere in Memphis on Sept. 30 as a fundraiser for the 13th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival

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The MTV New Media horror film Savage County will have its premiere at Studio on the Square on Thursday, September 30, as a fundraiser for the 13th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival.

The premiere is being co-presented by Malco Theatres and the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, with screenings at 7 pm, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 24 at for $12 each ($10 for Indie Memphis members), plus service fees.

Savage County is an MTV New Media Film and Memphis-based BR2 Production from Executive Producers David Gale and Craig Brewer and producer Erin Hagee. The film stars Jimmy Crosthwait, Ivy McLemore, Patrick Cox, and Jeff Pope, as well as many other talented Memphis actors, and features a haunting score by Jason Freeman. Memphis acts Al Kapone, Lord T and Eloise, El Dorado and the Ruckus, and Jung Shin all contributed tracks, as did Nashville's Those Darlins.

Director David Harris is scheduled to attend the premiere, along with other special guests.

"Indie Memphis has been part of my career as a filmmaker since I've had a career," said Harris, who also was one of the writers of Savage County. "Their festival premiered my first short, gave a prize to my last short, supported $5 Cover (which I was honored to be a part of) and is now giving Memphis a first look at my first 'real' movie.

Harris said Savage County was "taken under the wings of Craig Brewer and Erin Hagee through their BR2 Productions and made in collaboration with some of the most talented and creative filmmakers and crew in Memphis. It was brought to life by a largely Memphis cast. The music and score relies on the talent of Memphis musicians. I'm grateful to Indie Memphis for screening the film, and I'm hoping that bringing Halloween to Memphis a little early this year will help give Indie Memphis a boost before the festival in October."

Dates for this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival are October 21 through 24.