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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Feature Film Comedy to Shoot in the Ozarks



SW Missouri Native Returns Home to Shoot Feature Film Comedy

Burbank, California – Hollywood is coming to the four states.

JUNK STORE, a new independent feature film will be shot in Southwest Missouri. The low-budget comedy film about a Mother and Son's junk store in a small Southern town will be directed by hometown native Jack Truman. Truman, a native of Lamar and Joplin, is returning back home to shoot his first comedy feature film. According to Writer/Director Truman, the film is a modern day version of SANFORD AND SON meets CLERKS.

“I wanted to come back home and share with the film world a part of life that I come from”, Truman stated in press materials. “Most people don't know about this part of the country. I want to give something back to the area where I grew up, and at the same time, make an original film that will entertain people and show them how real people are. It's not hard to make a film that you're passionate about. Especially when that film is about a life that you know”.

Truman is an award – winning independent filmmaker, and 30 year veteran of television, film and stage. A veteran director, writer and actor, Truman's films have screened at over 300 film festivals around the world.

Shooting begins late summer in Southwest Missouri. The film will be casting local people for speaking roles and extras. Also needed are people in the four states to help with crew.

For more information, email the production team at .

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The home page for JUNK STORE:

Written and Directed by Jack Truman
A Dixie Film

Dockery Wins Top Film Honors in Hollywood & Australia



Dockery Wins Top Film Honors in Hollywood and Australia

Burbank, California – Should a women have the right to go topless in public?
The world is finding out. And responding in a big way.

TITS, a 7 minute documentary film about a woman's right to go topless in public, won top film honors last month in California and Australia.

The new eye opening short documentary film won Best Film last month at Hollywood's Sunset Film Festival. Not to be outdone by Hollywood, TITS won Best Director honors at Australia's Colortape International Film Festival.

Since the film's premiere in April in London, TITS has screened at over 10 film festivals worldwide in just 2 months.

Directed by Opal Dockery, TITS is a fascinating film about a woman's right to be topless in public, while bringing in the larger debates concerning women's rights and gender equality, the shocking, alternative short film is a story about Dockery's fight against what she perceives as discrimination against women in a very particular and conscientious way.

The film is the directorial debut of 67 year old first-time filmmaker Opal Dockery.

Dockery collaborates with her film producer son Jack Truman to share her thoughts about not being able to go topless in public, in conjunction with the annual Women's Equality Day topless protest in Venice Beach, California.

TITS is an eye-opening film from the team behind the cult mockumentary hit film PHONE SEX GRANDMA.

A Dixie Film
Running Time: 7 minutes
Director: Opal Dockery

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer in the Boonies for the Underground Filmmaker

Well, it's July.

Can't believe half of the summer is over. And half of the year is over. Seems like just yesterday I wrote the No Budget Filmmaking book, was a programmer at Slamdance in Park City during the festival, and produced Opal's award winning directing debut. But all of that was back in January.

Now, this summer's kickin' along in the boonies with a lot going on in the middle of nowhere.

Made 2 new short films that are being sent out on the film festival circuit; writing a new book; in production on a feature film; and just finished reading the Upanishads.

And July's just starting.