“Still” is the feature debut of its writer and director Takashi Doscher. It’s a story about a dark secret that plays out against the beautiful vistas of the North Georgia mountains.
After winning the Georgia Film Award at last year’s Atlanta Film Festival, the film was bought by a distributor, The Orchard, and it hit streaming services in early January.
But Atlanta has a chance to see it on the big screen at the Plaza Theater next week. Doscher is originally from Georgia and filmed the movie entirely on location here.
“One of the things about North Georgia and Appalachia that I find so compelling,” Doscher said, “is that it still feels like there are opportunities to find and rediscover something … that things are still hiding somewhere.”
Shot on a shoestring budget and featuring a cast that includes Madeline Brewer of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Still” was made with the help of the Georgia Film Academy.
“This movie was a true collaboration, only made possible by the incredible film community in the state of Georgia,” Doscher says. “It is a film set in Georgia, filmed in Georgia and made by the very talented people who call Georgia home.”
“Still” is available digitally now and will screen at the Plaza Theatre Jan. 11 – 17.