Across: The Father Tolton Movie has been accepted into BOTH of Nashville's biggest Film Marketing events. The first is Film-Com, a Financing, Packaging and Distribution Market, that takes place June 19-22 in Music City. Film-Com is not a festival per se, but a business convention for filmmakers to connect and create. Across will be an "Official Selection" at the gathering, and it's poster and contact info will be available to all the attendees on the Film-Com website for an entire year.
"I am so happy to be a part of Film-Com," said Writer/Director Christopher Foley. "This market has special significance to us because it was an event that was near and dear to Matt's heart." Producer Matthew Cameron attended Film-Com before he ever lived in Nashville, and cited it's friendly atmosphere as one of the main reasons he decided to move to Middle Tennessee. Cameron passed away during post production of the Across short film, and the movie - as well as the effort to flip it into a full feature film - is dedicated to his memory.
Across has also made it to Round Two of "The Pitch" at May's Nashville Film Festival. Like Film-Com, "The Pitch" is an opportunity for filmmakers to bring their feature film project to the attention of producers and collaborators from around the country.
The Across team hopes to establish many relationships at both events in their effort to bring Father Tolton, the first African American priest, to the attention of a wider audience.