"We were just gonna set it in any town. In fact, the town wasn't going to be a 'character' at all. But man, I came down here, I had never been here before, and after the first meal at the Cozy Corner, I was like, 'This is my kind of town.' We realized this is the perfect place to set it."
— Producer-screenwriter Alexander Pope
Read John Beifuss' story in the CA about "Losers Take All," a movie about a fictional 1980s indie punk-pop band to be shot over 25 days this summer on a budget of about $1.5 million.
Another of the film's producers who was key to getting the film shot in Memphis is Mike S. Ryan, who worked here on "21 Grams" and "Forty Shades of Blue."
Beifuss quotes deputy Memphis & Shelby County Film commissioner Sharon Fox O'Guin as saying, Mike is a real booster of Memphis, and he worked to help us bring this movie here."
Photo: Michael S. Ryan, "Variety"