A homespun high school fairy tale comedy, What I Love About Concrete is a tour through the unbearable awkwardness, nascent cynicism, and disarming wonder that comprise the 11th grade experience, in a world where synchronized swimming breaks out in rundown motel pools, and dead swans are concealed in Mary Poppins-like bottomless book bags.

Armed with only a shoestring budget and a grand vision, co-directors Katherine Dohan and Alanna Stewart turned to homemade special effects, an original score, family members as actors, and puppets to realize their uncanny take on the classic heroine's journey.

Film Festivals

Show-biz! Indie Memphis 2013

Rolling Cinderblock Tour

April-May 2013 (event page)
Bluestockings Bookstore, NYC


Revelation 2015 Screen-Space (7/3/2015)

Review Underground Film Journal (4/14/2014)

Libraries on Film American Libraries Direct (4/2/2014)

John Beifuss' Top Films of the Year The Commercial Appeal (12/27/2013)

What I Love About "What I Love About Concrete" The Commercial Appeal (11/1/2013)

Meanwhile at Indie Memphis The Memphis Flyer (10/31/2013)

Review The Oberlin Review (5/3/2013)

Help Kickstart "What I Love About Concrete" Live From Memphis (9/22/2011)