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Laura Jean Hocking is a Memphis filmmaker best known for producing and editing Antenna (2012 Indie Memphis Audience Choice Best Documentary Feature and Special Jury Award, 2013 Oxford Film Festival Special Jury Award) and Automusik Can Do No Wrong  (2004 Indie Memphis Best Local Feature) as well as the popular feature Eat (2006) with her husband C. Scott McCoy and Oddly Buoyant Productions. In 2012 she worked with filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox on director Craig Brewer’s Indie Origins as well as the DVD extras for The Poor and Hungry. Since 2013 she has worked with Grammy winning writer/director Robert Gordon (Best of Enemies, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story) on various projects, including videos for the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Country Trail. She has directed music videos for Memphis Dawls and New Intruders and edited music videos for such artists as Frazey Ford, Oblivians, Caleb Sweazy  and John Kilzer. Early in 2015 she edited several episodes of Morgan Jon Fox’s upcoming web series Feral. Also in 2015 she completed editing and associate producing Bad, Bad Men for Old School Pictures, editing Carbikefor Cat & Fish Productions, winner of the 2014 Indie Grant from Indie Memphis, editing bonus material for the Best of Enemies DVD/Blu-Ray and directing/editing an experimental short, “Andromeda and the Sea Monster”. She and C. Scott McCoy won the 2015 Indie Grant from Indie Memphis for their short film “How to Skin a Cat” which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival. She also won (with co-director Melissa Anderson Sweazy) best local documentary short film at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival for “A.J.”, which is part of an upcoming documentary feature about a Memphis grief counseling center.
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