Posted Sunday 11 Dec 2022
Elvis may have left the building (so to speak) but The King is still an inspiration for many, including the 10-year-old main character in Lindsay Christopherson's short film, A Girl Called Elvis.
Lindsay's short has been selected for the Montreal Independent Film Festival, and nominated in the Best Female Director category, and will screen in the Wairarapa film festival next year. The film, about two sisters growing closer through a family quest, won Best Short and the Audience Award at this year's London International Short Film Festival.
Writer, director and co-producer Lindsay made the film after a successful Boosted campaign in March last year.
The film follows 10-year old Ellie who, on hearing that her father is back in town, convinces her half-sister Carol to help her reconnect with him. Together with Carol’s boyfriend Dion, they set off on their journey.