Lee Cinema Prof’s Film Selected To Screen At Film Festivals

Friday, September 20, 2019 - by Ashley Walker, Lee University
A still from Matthew Fisher’s short film “Friend of a Friend”
A still from Matthew Fisher’s short film “Friend of a Friend”

Lee University’s Matthew Fisher had a short film selected to screen at two Tennessee film festivals. The short film, “Friend of a Friend,” is a 12-minute dark comedy about a failed musician who takes a job at his uncle’s pet crematorium.

“Friend of a Friend” screened at the Knoxville Film Festival on Sept. 14 and will screen at PUSH! Film Festival in Bristol, Tn., on Saturday, Oct. 12.

“This is an exciting phase in the filmmaking process,” said Professor Fisher. “You get to screen a film for real audiences and see their reaction. It’s also a great opportunity to show young filmmakers that creative work is happening all the time at Lee.”

Mr. Fisher, associate professor of cinema, joined Lee’s faculty in 2011. He teaches classes in screenwriting, directing, film theory, and film criticism. The films he has written and directed have screened and won awards at festivals internationally, including Austin Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Cannes Court Métrage, and the Short Shorts Festival in Tokyo. His 2015 film “Pilgrim” was shot in Reykjavik, Iceland, and was selected by the Cine Gear Expo and LA Shorts Fest.

The film is a collaboration by Lee Cinema faculty, staff, students, and outside professionals.

For more information about Fisher’s films, visit: https://matthewfisherfilms.com/.

For more information about the Knoxville Film Festival, visit: https://www.knoxfilmfest.com/.

For more information about the PUSH! Film Festival, visit: https://www.pushfilmfest.com/

Matthew Fisher
Matthew Fisher

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