Thursday, March 03, 2011

Meet Matt Hinton

Welcome Matt Hinton to the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers! His first screening is Thursday, March 3, 2011, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Matt Hinton and his wife, Erica, are Sacred Harp singers who met while they attended Georgia State University. It was in Erica's documentary film class at Georgia State that the seed for Awake, My Soul was sown. Seven years later, the couple completed the project and in the process got married and had a baby. Matt holds a Master's degree in Theology from Emory University and teaches religion at Morehouse College. Erica operates Sir Chalk and Bunn, a print shop devoted to the art of letterpress printing. Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp is the Hinton's first feature-length documentary.