by Micah Smith
At 15 years old, Kylen Davis already has a more impressive resume than many movie-industry professionals. The Hattiesburg-born actor has scored small roles in several major motion pictures, locally filmed projects and big-budget blockbusters alike, over the past four years.
by Maya Miller
In the film "Grin" by Blue Magnolia Films, Tommy Teepell of Grin Coffee Co. in Hattiesburg remarks, as he's driving the future Grin coffee truck, that he should name it.
"... I might call it Uncle Henry," he says. "I got a roaster named Gertrude and a truck named Uncle Henry."
Teepell took his small-batch coffee-roasting side business and added a new element to it: a coffee truck. "Grin" explores the Teepell family journey from owning a side business to taking it up full-time and creating the Grin coffee truck.
The film is an example of the work Blue Magnolia does in Mississippi. The company has sought to highlight the bright spots in towns all over the state.
Boom Jackson in the business + lifestyle publication for Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding counties.