Director Chad Allen Barton, one of the founders of Memphis production company Piano Man Pictures, won Best Hometowner Feature at the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival with his full-length debut Lights, Camera, Bullshit. The film stars Eric Tate, the lead actor from Craig Brewer's 2000 debut The Poor and Hungry, as Gerald Evans, a filmmaker returning to the Bluff City after an unhappy sojourn in Hollywood.
At first, he is idealistic, going to heroic lengths to make the artistically interesting independent film he was prevented from making by the industry. But life always forces compromises, and he is forced to make a devil's bargain with shady producer Don (veteran actor Ron Gephart) to make, in Don's words, "dog shit."
Gerald plays straight man as his world gets more and more surreal. He gets in trouble with the mob — and caught in a gang war between two …