A jazz dynamo belts his way through his weekly set until he makes an unexpected connection with an audience member in this short film about the power of music over memory. Acclaimed Austin musicians Mac Mcintosh, the Michael Hale Trio and Taméca Jones star in DON’T YOU GO NOWHERE, the newest short film from Independent-Spirit-Award-nominated Austin filmmaker Bryan Poyser. We begin onstage at a jazz club where the aging but incomparable Doc Marvell leads his band through the rollicking first song of their set, coaxing the crowd into an audience participation back-and-forth. But when Doc comes across a singer in the crowd whose voice competes with his own, good-natured rivalry turns to poignant revelation.
Photo credit: Morgan Crozier
About the Filmmaker
A two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee, Bryan Poyser has made 3 features, numerous short films as well as projects for Comedy Central, the USA Network, Ridley Scott Associates and HBO. Bryan’s feature LOVERS OF HATE premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. His first feature DEAR PILLOW was also nominated for a Spirit Award in 2005. Bryan’s latest feature LOVE & AIR SEX premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was released by Tribeca Films. Most recently, he wrote an episode of the Duplass Brothers’ HBO series ROOM 104, which aired in the Fall of 2020. Bryan lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter and teaches filmmaking at Texas State University.