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Local Indie Film "Anywhere, USA" Wins Award at Sundance

Anywhere, USA was filmed right here in Asheville and was originally entitled Asheville The Movie. The project has been lauded as one of the most original films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, taking the Spirit of Independence Award in the dramatic category.

It is the first film by Asheville Director and screenwriter Chusy Haney-Jardine. The final cut of the film is a raucous, homemade movie that encompasses Chusy’s family and community. The movie stars his daughter — Perla Haney-Jardine, as she was the only real actor in the project. Other actors were found by various casting trips to Wal-Mart. The entire film was edited in Chusy’s Garage. There is a feeling that this isn’t the last we’ll hear about this talented local film director.

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