FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 16, 2007
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Hollis and Baldwin have short film accepted into
Magnolia Independent Film Festival
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women
alumnus Joshua Hollis and junior theatre major Rick
Baldwin had their first short film, “The Outskirts,”
accepted into the Magnolia Independent Film
Festival, which runs through Saturday, Feb. 17 at
Hollywood Premiere Cinemas in Starkville.
The festival is based out of West Point and was
started 10 years ago by the late Ron Tibbet, a local
filmmaker, when he found there were no film
festivals in Mississippi.
Hollis graduated from MUW in December 2006 with a
communication degree and works as administrative
assistant in the Office of Public Affairs.
He and Baldwin met in September of 2005. They hosted
a radio show on WMUW called Pirate Radio during the
fall 2005 semester. The two filmed their first film
during the summer of 2006 under their production
banner Exploding Planet Pictures and began an
aggressive campaign to send it to as many festivals
as possible. At the same time, the two were actively
working on several projects at once.
They are nearing completion of their next short
film, titled “Wedding Bliss,” which will also be
part of the pair’s first full-length film.
Sometime in early spring, Hollis and Baldwin plan to
hold casting calls to audition local talent for
several other key parts in upcoming projects.
“The Outskirts” will show on Saturday, and passes
for the festival are $7. More information can be
For more information about their work, visit them on
the web at explodingplanetpictures.com, email them
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (662)