Welcome to the latest episode of Dunwoody Dialogues!

In this captivating edition, our host Mark Galvin sits down with the talented Shelby Grady, an actor and producer who co-founded Lil Cowboy Films. Born and raised in Atlanta, Shelby's journey is a testament to determination and creativity, and we are thrilled to share her story with you.

Meet Shelby Grady!

Shelby Grady Headshot

Shelby Grady's path to success began in Atlanta and took her across the country. After graduating with honors from The University of Mississippi in Theatre and Film, she pursued her acting dreams in New York. There, she appeared in various television shows, films, and commercials. But the allure of her hometown brought her back to Atlanta, where she is now making significant strides in the film industry alongside her husband and creative partner, Gavin Fields.

Lil Cowboy Films: A Vision for Storytelling

Shelby's passion for storytelling is evident as she discusses her transition from acting to producing and her vision for Lil Cowboy Films. From micro-marketing movies to macro motion pictures, Shelby and Gavin are dedicated to creating content that resonates with audiences, whether it's a short commercial or a feature-length film.

One of the highlights of our conversation is the behind-the-scenes look at their first feature film, "Brutal Season." This highly stylized 1930s period piece is set entirely in one room. With a modest budget and a talented team, Shelby and Gavin transformed constraints into opportunities, delivering a compelling cinematic experience that is sure to captivate viewers.

The Thriving Georgia Film Industry

As Georgia's film industry continues to thrive, Shelby shares her insights into the state’s growing infrastructure and the opportunities it presents for filmmakers. From tax incentives to state-of-the-art studios like Assembly Atlanta, Georgia is becoming a hub for creativity and innovation in the entertainment industry.

Shelby emphasizes the supportive environment in Georgia, highlighting how local resources and the community have played a crucial role in the success of Lil Cowboy Films. Her perspective provides valuable insights for aspiring filmmakers looking to make their mark in the industry.

Watch "Brutal Season" and Follow Lil Cowboy Films

Don't miss out on the exciting journey of Shelby Grady and Lil Cowboy Films. Be sure to catch "Brutal Season" on streaming platforms like Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. To stay updated with their latest projects, follow Lil Cowboy Films on their website and social media channels:

🎥 Watch "Brutal Season" on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play! 🎥

Join us as we delve into the world of filmmaking with Shelby Grady and uncover the magic behind Lil Cowboy Films. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation as we explore the art of storytelling in the digital age. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe to Discover Dunwoody for exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content. Let’s celebrate the creativity and talent thriving right here in Georgia’s own backyard!

Watch the full interview on YouTube here.