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Small Town Crime

Year 2016
Runtime 91 mins
Language English

An alcoholic ex-cop seeks justice for a teen prostitute in SMALL TOWN CRIME, an ultraviolent and darkly comic multi-narrative crime-noir.

Struggling with alcoholism and seeking absolution for a guilty conscience following the death of his partner, ex-cop Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) finds a teenaged prostitute barely clinging to life at the side of a road. Determined to find her killer, Mike’s unconventional detective style and single-minded determination will threaten the safety of his family as he is drawn into increasingly perilous intrigues in the dark world of thugs, pimps and assassins.

With a powerhouse cast including Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (WINTER'S BONE, DEADWOOD), Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (THE HELP, HIDDEN FIGURES) and Academy Award nominee Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN), directors Eshom and Ian Nelms have created a clever and ultra-violent, yet oddly funny, multi-narrative crime film in the tradition of Tarantino and the Coen Brothers.


United States
Attending Guests
Director | Producer Eshom Nelms, Director | Writer Ian Nelms, Producer Parisa Caviani, Producer Brad Johnson at the September 28th screening

Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms
Executive Producer
Mehrdad Elie, Octavia Spencer
Bradford Johnson, John J. Kelly, Parisa Caviani
Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Johnny Derango
Traton Lee
Production Design
Lauren Spalding
Chris Westlake
John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster, Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Michael Vartan