Support Your Local Filmmaker goods designed to promote and support indie film community

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Nashville-based original content studio, Evolve Studios, creates branded goods and donates proceeds to organizations that support the film/tv industry in the wake of COVID-19

This hat is from the Support Your Local Filmmaker line of merchandise by Evolve Studios. All proceeds from the sale of these goods goes to support independent filmmakers.

“As an indie film studio, we’ve always proudly supported independent filmmakers in our own hometown and around the world.”Joel Edwards - Evolve founder

Evolve Studios, an independent, award-winning content studio, known for its conceptual & compelling original and branded content is about to be known for supporting its fellow creative community.

The company recently designed swag with the tagline “Support Your Local Filmmaker” being sold on the Evolve website. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the independent film community, Evolve founders wanted to do something more to help their fellow filmmakers by donating the proceeds from the sale of these items to a few key organizations.

“As an indie film studio, we’ve always proudly supported independent filmmakers in our own hometown and around the world,” said Evolve’s Founder Joel Edwards. “A year ago, we started making ‘Support Your Local Filmmaker’ hats to give to our crew and clients as gifts. People wore them around set, around town… and started getting asked, “where can I get one of those?”

Announced with this launch video, the Evolve Studios team created the official ‘Support Your Local Filmmaker’ merch store, along with some of its classic Evolve Studios gear. In response to the massive entertainment & media industry disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, all purchase profits go to support funds for Film/TV works impacted by COVID-19.

Visit the online store at to see the full merchandise selection or make a purchase.

All profits will be donated to support relief efforts & funds from these incredible organizations:

MPTF x IATSE | Motion Picture & Television Fund
Nashville Filmmakers Guild | (Our Hometown Relief Fund)
SAG-AFTRA | Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund
Grammy | MusiCare Relief Fund

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Nashville, TN-based independent, award-winning studio, Evolve produces premium content for a wide array of partners including Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, Netflix, NBC Universal, HBO, Discovery and many others. Evolve was founded in 2010 by brothers, Joel & Jesse Edwards. What started out as an entrepreneurial dream for the two “Vimeo Kids” fueled by an iMac, DSLRs & ramen noodles, Evolve Studios is now becoming one of the most discreetly influential original & branded content studios. As a full-service production company, Evolve produces a diverse range of premium content from original episodic series, branded & commercial content, films, documentaries, promos, music videos, digital films and immersive VR content.

Evolve’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including 5 National Television Emmys, 40 Emmy nominations & many other top industry accolades. Empowered by incredible young talent, team culture and blue-collar creative work effort, Evolve has built a multifaceted studio that produces in three industry verticals all from the new content frontier in Nashville, Tennessee. To learn more, visit

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