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King University Senior Quenton Lyons Presents Documentary Short Film “Crandall Farms” Nov. 28

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2016 – King University Quenton Lyons will host “Crandall Farms,” his senior thesis exhibition showcasing his documentary short film. The show will take place on Monday, Nov. 28 in the Fine Arts Theatre on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn. “Crandall Farms” will be shown twice, once at 5:45 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist. Refreshments will include popcorn and water.

“This is a short movie, a documentary, about my uncle and his farm where he talks about the technology changes, how it is important for him to keep [the farm] in his family, and what a farming community is,” says Lyons. “The show itself will consist of the short film, which is about eight minutes, a film reel, what the industry uses as a sort of resume for videographers, and a trailer for the movie.”

Lyons says his strengths are in filming documentaries. “I wanted the film to be set up like you were there. In addition to the interview sections [with my uncle], there are supporting visuals to go along with what he is talking about.” During the film, Lyons’ uncle talks about his life on the farm including the process of harvesting.

“Living on the farm is more of a simplistic life; you have to make what you have work. I look up to my uncle; he is strong-willed; he is inclusive and helpful; he is always willing to teach you. I thought this would be a great way to showcase what really [happens] on a farm. I also wanted to showcase [my family’s] type of farming. Since their farm isn’t a very large farm, it is [a lifestyle where] everybody helps everybody.”

Quenton Lyons will graduate in Dec. 2016 with a degree in Digital Media Art & Design with emphases in Videography and Photography. Following graduation, the Louisville, Ky., native plans to help with his family’s screen-printing business before heading to Florida to train in Marine Mechanics with the Coast Guard.


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