Elvis and Anabelle is an amazing little independent film directed by Will Geiger starring Max Minghella, Blake Lively and Joe Mantegna.The film is about an ill mortician’s son, Elvis played by Minghella, who takes care of his farther and his farther’s business in order to keep life afloat. Unfortunately, his social life is drowning as he spends every waking moment tending to his responsibilities. That is until a beautiful dead pageant girl shows up, Anabelle played by Lively, and magically springs back to life upon a kiss from Elvis.
Idlewild is directed by Bryan Barber, starring André Benjamin, Paula Patton and Big Boi. Idlewild is another film the explores the relationship between a farther and son as the son, Percival Jenkins played by Benjamin, dreams of traveling and playing jazz. Unfortunately in this film the son’s love interest, Angel Davenport played by Patton, winds up dead at some point and he too has to prepare her funeral arrangements.