The Mayberry Effect

Virtual Performance Dates: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
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March, 2020


Prison City Film Festival Huntsville, TX February 26, 2020 North American Premiere Official Selection: Winner Best Documentary Editing United States••• George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Florence, AL March 7, 2020 Alabama Premiere Official Selection: Winner of Clyde "Sappo" Black Sweet Home Alabama Award United States••• L.A. Shorts Awards – Best Documentary 2020 (Award Winner)••• Green Mountain Christian Film Festival 2020 – Best Documentary 2020 (Award Winner) •••Down East Flick Fest – Best Documentary Founder’s Award 2020 (Award Winner) •••Real to Reel International Film Festival 2020 – Best of NC 2020 (Award Winner) •••Peak City International Film Festival 2020 – Best Feature Made in NC (Award Winner) •••Twin Falls SANDWICHES Film Festival 2020 – The Ginny Award (Award Winner) •••Queen Palm International Film Festival 4th Qtr. 2020 – Best Director (Gold Award Winner) •••Queen Palm International Film Festival 4th Qtr. 2020 – Best Documentary (Gold Award Winner) •••Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 2020 – Spotlight Gold Award (Award Winner)

The Mayberry Effect is feature length thought provoking documentary investigating the topic of nostalgia through the lens of The Andy Griffith Show asking the questions; did a simpler time actually exist, how did the show influence our American culture and society and will future generations continue to enjoy the sitcom?


Christopher Hudson

Emmy Nominated and Silver Telly Award winning television Producer/Director, Chris Hudson has worked in television for over 20 years. Holding a BA in Communications from Queens College (now Queens University of Charlotte) and an MFA in Documentary Film from Wake Forest University, Hudson started his career at WTVI, Charlotte’s PBS station, working on numerous TV shows and local documentaries. Producing, directing, and editing the Emmy nominated and Silver Telly Award winning film How I Survived WWII, lead to another spin-off documentary called If They Could See Us Now: The Story of Charlotte's 38th Evacuation Hospital.

Hudson also worked for almost 9 years as a producer and editor at Time Warner Cable Media Sales in both Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina offices producing local, regional, and national TV commercials.

In 2013, Hudson left Time Warner Cable Media Sales and started his own production company, Chris Hudson Productions, producing television commercials and documentaries for regional clients.

From 2015 - 2018 Hudson earned his Masters in Fine Arts in Documentary Film at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and continues to produce, direct, and edit documentaries and commercials in addition to helping his wife run and operate Creative Drama Children's Theater in Clemmons, NC where the two reside with their two daughters, Selah and Sadie Hudson.