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From Columbia To Memphis

F&V writer/director/co-producer William Bryan (BA '12) marked his tenth trip to Memphis, Tennessee on April 8, 2013 by locking down the pre-production aspects of his passion project, Nobody, a biographical short film about Elvis Presley.

The film’s Kickstarter funding campaign was successful. Bryan shares, “Every dollar counts and will go toward guaranteeing how much justice we can do to this important account of Elvis’ life.”

Nobody is a Sideburned Cinema, Inc. production about Elvis Presley as a senior at Humes High School. It will feature the tender relationship he shared with his mother, the homeroom teacher that expected more out of him, and his reluctant entry into Humes High’s annual talent show.


Bryan has been a dedicated Elvis fan since childhood, and is aiming to create a cinematic story that will depict a very human side of his hero. He is co-producing the film with award-winning alum, Tom Radovich (BA '11).

The two Columbia College collaborators hosted SiriusXM's "Elvis Radio" on April 9, 2013 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the story in their film. They also scouted Elvis’ alma mater, Humes High, and Sun Studio, where Elvis and many other famous singers made their first recordings; both of which will be used as authentic shooting-locations.

The film’s Elvis will have wardrobe provided by the one and only Lansky Bros., where Presley often shopped for his clothing. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is supportive of the short film and the production team continues to update their professional colleagues at Graceland.


Bryan and Radovich will be seeking crew and hold casting auditions in the near future.

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