A rivalry between two rural families escalates when one family’s goat gets loose in the other’s yard...
April 15, 2023
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AWARDS & SELECTIONS
Winner - Best Director: Short Film, Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
Winner - Best Comedy, Tonkawa Film Festival
Winner - IndieGrant, Indie Memphis Film Festival
Winner - Best International Short Film, Mayavaram International Film Festival
Nominee - Best Comedy, Pasadena International Film Festival
Nominee - Best Comedy, Hub City Film Festival
Official Selection, Big Apple Film Festival
Official Selection, Tennessee International Indie Film Festival
Official Selection, Tallahassee Film Festival
Official Selection, Rome International Film Festival
Review - Calan Panchoo, Film Threat
"An Interview with Justin T. Malone" - Mike Haberfelner, SearchMyTrash.com
Review - Mike Haberfelner, SearchMyTrash.com
Hub City Film Festival Recap - Brooklyn Kent, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News
Tonkawa Film Festival Recap - Calley Lamar, The Ponca City News
Indie Memphis 2020 Festival Recap - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer
DIRECTOR Justin T. Malone
GENRE Dark Comedy
RUNTIME 14 Minutes, 48 Seconds
ASPECT RATIO 1.89:1
EDITED IN Final Cut Pro X
SHOT ON BMPCC 4K
PRODUCED BY Moonlight Media
PARTIALLY FUNDED BY an Indie Memphis IndieGrant
LOCATIONS Memphis, TN & Gallaway, TN
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY 4/30/2021-5/2/2021
COMPLETION DATE 10/17/2022
Cecelia Wingate is a highly-acclaimed actor and theater director who has performed all over the country. Her most recognizable screen performance to date is her starring role in the 2016 Vimeo Staff Pick short film He Could’ve Gone Pro.
In Beware of Goat, she embraces her Georgia roots, playing the sassy, fiery Mary.
Peyton Pilgrim is a screenwriter, actor, and director originally from Memphis and now living in Los Angeles. He’s currently developing an hour-long television ensemble drama and works as a producer on the webseries Rotten Bananas, which he co-created.
He tackles the silent, surly character of Mitchell with deadpan comedic timing.
Lindsey Roberts made her on-screen debut as a fast-talking con artist in the award winning 2000 feature film The Poor & Hungry and has been working prolifically as an actor ever since, becoming a mainstay in the Memphis theater scene and appearing in films like the Academy Award winning Hustle & Flow (2005).
With Louise, she takes on one of her most unique roles, playing against type as a laconic, small-town single mom struggling to make ends meet.
John Sneed is one of the best-kept secrets in independent film. He’s been a staple in the film industry in Memphis for years, acting in television shows like Bluff City Law and Women of the Movement and feature films like The Conversion (2009) and One Came Home (2010).
He brings humor and humanity to the alcoholic lowlife character of Roger.
JUSTIN T. MALONE
Justin T. Malone is a rising filmmaker with an eye for the grotesque, profane, and darkly humorous. Working in the Southern Gothic literary tradition, Justin's films typically focus on working class rural southerners like the people he grew up around in West Tennessee.
In October 2020, Justin’s pitch and screenplay for Beware of Goat was awarded with a $13,000 IndieGrant from the Indie Memphis Film Festival to help finance the film’s production.
He is now developing his first feature film, a Southern Gothic drama called The Devil's Workshop, and an hour-long television miniseries titled Fugitives of Dust.