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  • Polly's first novel, "The Occultists," will be published by JournalStone, in July 2020! Stay tuned!

  • 6-24-19 The final edit for our Stephen King adaptation"Here There
    Be Tygers," is now finished. We're ready for festival season! 
    Here's our
    poster, featuring the great Penny Munroe in the lead. Polly directed,
    edited and produced, along with Night Frizz Productions, Piscean
    Pictures, and the indomitable Shane Meador. We're really proud 

    of this short film.

    A fabulous review here.

    Yet another rave review​ about the film.

    An article.

    Another local article. The reason Polly's not in the cover photo is
    because Polly took the dang photo!

  • 6-22-19 New Southern Films' Polly Schattel is on the Board at Girls Rock AVL, and the big showcase was held this Saturday at Salvage Station in AVL. It was not only a fantastic, sold-out show, the house was rocked by girls from ages 8 to 13 giving it their all. Polly is making a mini-documentary about the week and the show itself, to raise funds for Girls Rock AVL 2020. It's gonna be fantastic.



  • 6-10-19 Due to popular demand, New Southern Films is having a 20% Off Retainer Sale! A few of our clients have asked us about this. Hire us for a short run of repeat business (which often translates as keeping us on a retainer, for several months as we roll out a regular-release media campaign for you and your business) and we'll give you 20% off our regular price. It's a great way to affordably keep in the forefront of your clients' minds as summer turns into fall. Get in touch, and let's talk!


  • 5-30-19 New Southern Films recently completed a
    collaboration between the
    Asheville Ballet, run by the
    legendary Ann Dunn, for their Spring program, which
    took place at the Diana Wortham Theater. Bravo to the
    dancers and the theater professionals who made it
    happen. It's pretty incredible.


  • 4-15-19 New Southern Films is the proud owner of a new BlackMagic 4K Production CameraWe couldn't be happier with how the footage looks! With our L-Series Canon lenses, it's a monster! Let us shoot some 4K for you!


  • 4-12-19 New Southern Films doesn't do a ton of event coverage, but when Lenoir-Rhyne's Laura Hope-Gill calls, we say yes! We recently shot Michael Newton's brilliant presentation called "Race, Whiteness and the Myth of Appalachia." Check it out here.


  • 3-27-19 New Southern Films recently helped produce, and Polly Schattel recently directed, a short film for Night Frizz Productions. An adaptation of a Stephen King short story called "Here There Be Tygers," it's gonna a terrific, and scary little piece. Coming soon.


  • 3-10-19 New Southern Films recently collaborated with
    Dayna Reggero's Climate Listening Project on a short film
    about the intersection of poetry and climate change.

    Called "Earth. People. Words." It premiered to great
    acclaim at the 2019 Wordfest AVL.
    Featuring the 2019
    AmericanPoet Laureate, Joy Harjo
    . Coming soon.


  • 2-11-19 New Southern Films has been busy working with SWANA, or the Solid Waste Association of North America. They're a big company out of Washington D.C., primarily concerned with innovation and sustainable waste practices. It's a terrific example of working long distance; they send files to us over Dropbox, and we edit and upload in near-real time. It's a new day for video and multimedia production. 

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