Orion wins Grand Jury prize at Nashville Film Festival

A fantastic time in Nashville for our South East Premiere. The people closest to Jimmy ‘Orion’ Ellis gathered on the red carpet ahead of the screening and a fan wore Jimmy’s own Memphis Sun jacket – as seen in the film.

Original Memphis Sun jacket

Lynda and Sharon with custom Orion posters they made for the screening

Nick Scott Petta and Boomer Castleman on the red carpet

We’re delighted and thrilled to be awarded the Music Films/Music City Grand Jury Prize at Nashville (supported by Gibson Guitars).

Director Jeanie Finlay with the Grand Jury prize

Nashville artistic director Brian Owens with the award certificate

Orion wins the prize!

Thank you to everyone who’s joined us at a screening so far and provided such a warm reception as we launch the film into the world. Anyone reading this and living in Canada…? Check out our upcoming screenings at Doxa and HotDocs!

Director Jeanie Finlay and Shana Singleton-Dyer

Director Jeanie Finlay with Nannette Uselton Clark & Nancy Crowson

Nashville Film Festival - Red Carpet photo: Lucas Roche, Steve Kelly, Nannette Uselton Clark, Nick Scott Petra, Jeanie Finlay, Boomer Castleman, Lois Hess, Steven Sheil, Nancy Crowson, Michael McCall, Bobby Dillard and Jim Highley

Sharon is Orion. #IAmOrion