Rock Hill Hosting Over 30 Filmmakers This Week

Over four days in March, the Underexposed Film Festival yc showcases the best in Independent filmmaking from around the world. In its eighth year, the UFFyc screens films that are as diverse in storytelling as they are in origin.  Running March 27 – 30, 2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc, presented by Morton & Gettys, welcomes filmmakers and movie lovers to Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center and Plowden Auditorium at Withers Building on the campus of Winthrop University in Old Town Rock Hill, SC.
The following filmmakers are scheduled to be in attendance at the 2019 UFFyc during the listed screening times and event locations. More are confirming daily, lists subject to change.
Winthrop University | Plowden Auditorium at the Withers Building
611 Myrtle Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Block A | Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 7 – 9 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block A.
Filmmakers in attendance:
• Kim Brattain, producer of Live from the Double Door Inn
• Darryl Dillard, director of Who’s with Me
• Carla Eastis, actor in Grace in Training
• Andy Heck, director of Grace in Training
• Steve Nazarian, actor in Grace in Training
• Adrian Parrish, writer of Grace in Training
Winthrop University | Dina’s Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center
2020 Alumni Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Block B | Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 7 – 9 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block B.
Filmmakers in attendance:
• Anthony Bickler, Key Grip of Grace in Training
• Kevin Brackett, narrator and writer of The Gift of the Red Fern
• Elizabeth McSheehey, subject of The Gift of the Red Fern
• Christine Papalexis, director of Amaterasu
• Adria Tennor, director of Pie
Block C | Friday, March 29, 2019 | 3 – 5 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block C.
Filmmaker in attendance:
• Julia Fulmer, director of Rachel’s Pitch
Block D | Friday, March 29, 2019 | 7 – 9 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block D.
Filmmakers in attendance:
• Rob Adler, director of You Too?
• Frank O’Brien, actor in An Act of Terror
• Jeff Smith, actor in An Act of Terror
Block E | Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 2 – 4 PM
There will be a question and answer session immediately following Block E.
Filmmakers in attendance:
• Anil Dhokai, director of Do Not Disturb, producer of Manhood
• Chris Gervais, producer of Manhood
• Chris London, director of Uncle Gareth
• Chris Niespodzianski, director of Grandpa
• John Niespodzianski, producer of Grandpa
• Karin Neuvirth, director of Paint the Forest
• Ken Neuvirth, producer of Uncle Gareth
• Miles Neuvirth, voice actor and music for Paint the Forest, actor in Uncle Gareth
• Haven Nutt, director of Divulge
• Chris O’Neill, director and actor of Decay
• Lee Robinson, director of Old Lions
• J. Michael Simpson, director of Light Rain
• Rodney Stringfellow, director of Manhood
• Micah Troublefield, producer of Manhood
• Hamilton Ward, director of Murder at the Redlight
• Sarah White, actor in Decay
Block F + Awards Ceremony | Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 7 – 9:30 PM
Winthrop University | Johnson Hall Actors’ Studio
1920 Alumni Drive | Room 103 | Rock Hill, SC 29733
Spontaneity on Screen: Skills from a Hollywood Performance Coach
Improv Acting & Directing Masterclass with Rob Adler
Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Tickets | $15, Arts Council of York County Members; $20, general public
Wrap Party | Rock Hill Brewing Company
Saturday, March 30, 2018 | 9:30 – 12 AM
Tickets | $25, available in advance only.
Awards will be announced immediately following Block F on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The 2019 awards include: Grand Jury Award; Best Animated Film; Best Documentary Film; Best Experimental Film; Best Narrative Film; Woman to Watch; Cinema Carolina; Best Student Film | Collegiate; Best Student Film | High School; and the Terry Roueche Audience Choice Award. 2019 awards partners include: Cinematiq, Final Draft, Samsung, and Toon Boom.
UFFyc tickets are on sale now, starting at $8 per screening block when purchased in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for the Wrap Party are $25 and are only available in advance. Tickets are available online at and, by phone at (803)328-2787, or in person at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. Winthrop students are admitted free of charge with valid student ID. Seating is limited.
The Underexposed Film Festival yc is presented by Morton & Gettys, and is made possible by partnerships with Carolina Fresh Farms; Cinematiq; Karen Collins, Dr. Susan Collins; Concerts at the Courtroom; Final Draft; Founders Federal Credit Union; Hilton Garden Inn; Lightworks; Melton Insurance; Old Town Association; Teresa & David Rector; Samsung; Sharp Business Systems; Toon Boom; Winthrop University; Wells Fargo; The White Horse Restaurant; Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts; WRHI AM/FM, Interstate 107, and 104.1 The Bridge.
Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission, Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Hospitality & Accommodations Tax & the ACYC Annual Campaign. For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320.
The 2019 Underexposed Film Festival yc is a part of the 2019 South Carolina Humanities Festival. Visit York County has partnered with South Carolina Humanities to host the 2019 SC Humanities Festival in York County for the first time.