6:30pm FRIDAY, September 27th — Opening Night Short Films

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(Documentary, Subtitled, United States, 5 minutes)

Tyler Tyson is a collector and designer of elongated coins, a.k.a pressed pennies. He owns and operates his own penny press machines. In this short documentary, he discusses what drew him to the craft and how he does it.

RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older


Director: Anil Dhokai

I first started making short films in high school. I knew from then on, that’s what I wanted to do with my life. From there I majored in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina. After graduating, I started freelancing in the TV/Film industry. I worked various jobs as an editor and camera operator. While freelancing, I formed a production company with my friends called Strawhouse Pictures. Within our production company we make a handful of shorts every year and take them on the road to film festivals. We continually crank out new projects and love to connect with audiences.