Manic Baby presents Consignment

"Consignment" to screen October 10 in a double feature alongside Toast by filmmaker Grayson Tyler Johnson
Posted September 26, 2013

Justin Hannah's short film ”Consignment” will be showing in Lexington, Kentucky on October 10, playing as part of a double bill with the film Toast by filmmaker Grayson Tyler Johnson.

Toast is a feature-length dark comedy following Sheena, a naive young woman who decides to become homeless on a whim, and her grandmother Gertrude, an elderly woman battling on-setting dementia. Toast stars Lauren Argo, Margaret Wuertz, Jonathan Burris, Layton Sharp, Mike Ramsey and Ed McClanahan.

Toast by Grayson Tyler Johnson starring Lauren Argo and Margaret Wuertz


Grayson Tyler Johnson is the recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, given in recognition of artistic excellence. The Kentucky Arts Council is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The double screening will take place Thursday, October 10th at Natasha's Bistro & Bar. Seating begins at 6pm; Showtime is at 8pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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Update: after the screening, "Consignment" writer/director Justin Hannah participated in a live Q&A panel with Toast's Grayson Tyler Johnson, Lauren Argo, and Margaret Wuertz (Margaret appeared in both Toast and "Consignment"). See photos >>

"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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