Machine Gun Kelly: Discovery Award, Savannah Film Fest 2022

Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, Will Receive Discovery Award

The musician will show in the fest the film Taurus, on which he served as an executive producer and in which he stars opposite real-life fiancée Megan Fox.

The musician and actor Colson Baker, better known by his stage-name Machine Gun Kelly, or MGK, will receive the SCAD Savannah Film Fest’s Discovery Award on the evening of October 27.

On the podcast, the 32-year-old will discuss his colorful life, varied career and the film he is bringing with him to the fest, Tim Sutton’s Taurus, on which he served as an executive producer and in which he stars opposite his real-life fiancée, Megan Fox, as a self-destructive rock star.

Taurus had its world premiere at February’s Berlin Film Festival, screened at April’s Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in select theaters later this year by RLJE Films, which acquired it in May. But SCAD Savannah Film Festival attendees will be able to watch it on the night of Oct. 27 at a 9:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre screening that will be followed by the presentation of the Discovery Award — previous recipients of which include Kodi Smit-McPhee (2021), Steven Yeun (2020), Aldis Hodge (2019), Stephan James (2018) and Mahershala Ali (2016) — and a separate Q&A with Baker. (Tickets will go on sale Oct. 3.)

Baker is best known for the music he has made as Machine Gun Kelly, which includes four Billboard top 10 albums (his 2012 debut studio album Lace Up, 2015’s General Admission and two that hit number one, 2020’s Tickets to My Downfall and 2022’s Mainstream Sellout) and single (“Bad Things,” with Camila Cabello).

His acting credits include Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film Beyond the Lights (2014), Cameron Crowe’s 2016 TV series Roadies, Susanne Bier’s film Bird Box (2018), Jeff Tremaine’s film The Dirt (2019).