Manic Baby presents Consignment features "Consignment" in their sneak preview of the Floyd Film Festival
Posted April 11, 2013

Allan Day of wrote this piece highlighting the films of note in the upcoming Floyd Film Festival.

The Floyd Film Festival celebrates local short film tonight at the Floyd Theater

Ladies and gentlemen, I am particularly excited to bring you information of this week's happenings at the University of Louisville Floyd Theater, for it is an event in which I have a vested interest. Tonight – Thursday – the theater will be hosting the Floyd Film Festival, a celebration of shorts by Louisville filmmakers. Prizes will be awarded for First thru Fourth place, as well as for directing, writing, plot and concept, acting, production design, and originality. The following is the list of films (and their creators) to be screened:

Writing the Big One and The Executive – Matt Rivera & Evan Sennett
The People You Meet – Amos Dreisbach
Monkey Mocha Fantastique – William Wallace
Consignment – Justin Hannah
Twirl and Lola & Her Dog – Nathaniel Winckler
Boy Hero – Casey Cooley
Gloria Mundi – Allan Day
Comfortable and 4:54 – Erik Thein
Shakespeare Boxing – Collin Sage
Hand Covers Bruise – Antonio Pantoja and Clay Cook
Life on Canvas – Brelin Tilford
Presumption – Nathaniel Glass
Undeath –Taylor Dekker

There are a few here of particular note: Writing the Big One and The Executive are homages to film noir and silent slapstick classics, respectively. The filmmakers, Matt Rivera and Evan Sennett, are high school students with a love of old film, and both these films have received great acclaim in local film circles.

Consignment was made by Lexington filmmaker Justin Hannah (although several of the actors are Louisvillians and about half the film was made here). It tells the story of a young woman whose man has left her, and what happens when she finds a mysterious box in a consignment store which at first seems to promise happiness. The film has received some fantastic reviews as it makes the festival rounds.

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Update: "Consignment" went on to win the award for Most Original Film at the Floyd Film Festival!

"Consignment" is a stylish period drama written and directed by Justin Hannah, starring Abbra Smallwood, Margaret Wuertz, Jake Gilliam and Jessica McGill, with cinematography by Lee Clements and music by Robert Casal.

Described in reviews as "an alluring, multi-layered film experience" and "a beautifully realized, thought provoking short film," the movie has drawn comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. "Consignment" won awards for Best Cinematography at the 2015 Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival, Best Kentucky Short at the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival, Best Short Film at the 2013 World Independent Film Expo, and Most Original Film at the 2013 Floyd Film Festival.

Justin Hannah's "Consignment" is now available for instant streaming on Hulu and Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo On Demand, and IndieFlix.


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