Locally Produced Film, Still, Garners Top Award at Atlanta Film Festival

May 17, 2018


For Immediate Release


Contact: Peter Bowden

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Locally Produced Film, Still, Garners Top Award at Atlanta Film Festival


Columbus, GA--May 17, 2018:  Still, written and directed by Georgia native Takashi Doscher, made its world debut to sold-out audiences at the recent Atlanta Film Festival and received the Georgia Award, which recognized the best film produced in Georgia. The film, shot locally in a historic partnership, teamed with the Georgia Film Academy, Columbus State University’sCommunication Department,and the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Film Office to provide training and education to a new generation of Georgia film-maker in CSU’s film production program. 

The film stars Lydia Wilson fromStar Trek Beyond, Nick Blood from Agents of SHIELD,and Madeline Brewer from Orange is the New Black andis financed by Matthew Murdoch and Joshua Dent. The producers are Craig Miller, Gabrielle Pickle, Takashi Doscher, and Alex Creasia. 

Still is a modern suspense drama, rooted in Americana legend and folklore.  The story is set in present-day Georgia, where a young hiker stumbles onto an isolated farm after losing her way on the Appalachian Trail. She is taken in and cared for by a strange but beautiful couple who appear desperate to protect a centuries-old secret hidden deep in the mountains.


In addition to its Atlanta Film Festival debut, Still screened at this month’s 2018 Nashville Film Festival and is submitted to the San Diego, Fantastic Fest, Hamptons International, Austin, Hawaii, Flickers’ Rhode Island, Los Angeles Film Fest, New Orleans, Napa Valley, and Maine festivals.


Takashi Doscher is currently in post on his second film, also shot in Georgia, starring Tony-award-winning Leslie Odom, Jr. (Murder on the Orient Express, Hamilton) and Freida Pinto (The Path, Slum Dog Millionaire).  He is previously known for his ESPN documentary A Fighting Chance.

Lydia Wilson is represented by Danie Streisand and Brian Swardtstrom (UTA), Ashley Josephson and Paul Nelson (Mosaic), and attorney Tara Cole. Nick Blood is represented by Steven Brown and Matt Smith (ICM) and attorney David Hiller. Madeline Brewer is represented by Kevin Lin (CAA), Glenn Rigberg (Inphenate) and attorney Joe Dapello. Takashi Doscher is represented by Yale Chasin (UTA), Alex Creasia (Pathfinder Media) and attorney Eric Suddleson. 


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In 2010, Columbus was one of the first cities in Georgia to become a part of the Georgia Film Commission’s Camera Ready Community. VisitColumbusGAand its Film Commission serve as the direct liaison with the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office in order to offer film and television production companies easier, faster and better access to local resources and information. As a Georgia Camera Ready Community, we can provide local, one-on-one assistance in every aspect of production, from location scouting and film permits to traffic control, catering and lodging. The Camera Ready designation means we're ready to provide easier, faster, and better access to production resources and location information.