about lj


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 special features for The Poor and Hungry Blu-Ray/DVD. Since 2013 she has worked with Emmy winning writer/director Robert Gordon (Best of Enemies, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story) on various projects, including Peter Guralnick’s enhanced e-book of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock’n’ Roll, the special features for the Best of Enemies Blu-Ray/DVD, and most recently “A Boy From Tupelo” for Sony Music. She and C. Scott McCoy won the 2015 Indie Grant from Indie Memphis for their short film “How to Skin a Cat” which also won the 2016 Indie Memphis Audience Award for Best Hometowner Narrative Short. She edited and co-directed (with Melissa Anderson Sweazy) Good Grief, a feature documentary about a Memphis grief counseling center. “A.J.”, the first piece from that project, won the 2016 Indie Memphis Jury prize for Best Hometowner Documentary Short; Good Grief won both jury & audience awards for Best Hometowner Feature at the 2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival. In 2018, she was lead editor on 1300 Men, a webseries for theroot.com.

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