premiering opening night of SXSW 2022, "your friend, memphis" follows Memphis DiAngelis, a young man with cerebral palsy, caught between the world’s expectations and his own ambitions. His story is an odyssey of dogged determination: a search for work, love, and freedom – no matter what.
Intimate, deeply empathic and uniquely verite-driven, MEMPHIS follows five years of Memphis' unfolding relationship with his crush seneca, who just wants to be friends, as it takes us from Texas to California to Italy and back, and illuminates the turbulent realities facing a young man with a severe disability as he strives toward independence, and of a young woman looking to escape the drudgery of small-town Texas. Deadline called it "Sympathetic," "Poignant" and "rightly wrenching" and The Austin Chronicle said it "captures palpable awkwardness, lets tender moments ring out, and doesn’t back down during Difficult moments."
I was an editor on this documentary feature, which has a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.