Director James Kicklighter spent the first eighteen years of his life in Bellville, Georgia, population 123. Since then, he has gone on to become a multi-award winning Los Angeles-based filmmaker. His work has been recognized by the world’s press, including … Continue reading
The Car Wash
Seattle Youth Media Interview
An elderly woman (Edith Ivey, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) visits the local car wash and lube to connect with the world closing in around her.
Awards and Film Festivals
Best Drama, 2010 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
Audience Choice Award, 2010 National Film Festival for Talented Youth
1st Place, 2010 Georgia Communication Association Short Film Festival
Official Selection, 2010 Rome International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2010 Garden State Film Festival
Official Selection, 2010 Macon Film Festival
Official Selection, 2010 EGOFest Short Film Festival
Money Has Nothing To Do With Making A ‘Real’ Movie with James Kicklighter
A lot of people do put these litmus tests on what it means to make a real movie, and I think it’s bullshit. It’s a real movie the moment that people are watching it and the second that people are writing about it.
Interview with Edith Ivey
Kicklighter immediately knew who he wanted for the female lead, and sent the script to Ivey, not knowing whether she would accept the role, or even if she was available. Turns out, she was available, but Ivey said that even if she wasn’t, she would have rearranged her schedule in order to be involved. The script was so perfect, she said, that every line on the page was exactly how she would say it in real life. ‘I would have thought that no one under the age of 50 could have even thought about writing this material.’
Southeast Georgians cross paths in a small world
Called ‘Car Wash’ it was said to be the latest offering of a talented and young (just 22 years old) filmmaker from southeast Georgia who is rapidly making a name for himself in the world of film and digital expression. I regret missing the film, but more than that, regret not having a chance to talk one-on-one with the producer — James Kicklighter.