Florida Shorts: Best of Brouhaha
Florida Shorts: The Best of Brouhaha
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 96 MIN
Selected by an industry jury in November as the cream of the crop of the 20th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase (made up in part of a year’s worth of monthly FilmSlam winners, two of which are represented here), this formidable collection of Florida student films and indie productions represents some of the finest, most entertaining work to come out of Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Full Sail University, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the local film scene.
DIRECTED BY DANIEL HANKINS
2011, 6.5 MIN
Derek just blew another job interview because of his terrible handshake. His overbearing, retired Marine dad schools him on the proper technique, but Derek’s confidence is shattered when he sees the massive paws on his next interviewer. Can he man up?
DIRECTED BY KEVIN J. O’NEILL
2011, 15 MIN
On her 18th birthday, Hannah (Spencer Locke, Resident Evil: Afterlife) receives a stack of her father’s letters to her from her mother, who had been hiding them for years. Discovering that her father (Steve Dumouchel, Recount) has been in prison, she goes to visit him to rekindle the relationship.
DIRECTED BY STEVIE LEWIS AND AVNER GELLER
2011, 3.5 MIN
A washed-up detective’s imagination runs wild as he tries to solve the most critical case of his career.
DIRECTED BY JOHN WIKSTROM
2011, 9.5 MIN
Benjamin Kyle was found unconscious outside a Burger King in 2004. He did not have any clothes, any identification, or any memories. Seven years later, the FBI still doesn’t know who he is. Neither does he.
DIRECTED BY JUSTIN REAGER
2011, 7.5 MIN
A high school romantic is in love with a girl but cannot build up the courage to kiss her. So he enlists the help of his inventor best friend.
DIRECTED BY MARK WRIGHT
2011, 7.5 MIN
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Melbourne, Florida, is surrounded by problems. Yet they continue on because if they didn’t, who would feed the hurt, homeless, and hungry?
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDRA RUNDE
2011, 2.5 MIN
A short film about the life-changing effects of war on one young couple.
DIRECTED BY FAREN HUMES
2011, 16 MIN
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING
In 1937, under the Third Reich, Germans of mixed race are being rounded up and rendered sterile. The looming threat is dangerously close, yet two sisters struggle over how to react.
DIRECTED BY STEPH SEGLER
2011, 10.5 MIN
Doctors told Cheyene Joslin he would never walk. At 20, Cheyene is proving them wrong.
DIRECTED BY JUSTIN FARRIS
2011, 2 MIN
A shepherd tries to make his way to church but is repeatedly blocked by his devoted flock.
DIRECTED BY ZACHARY BECKLER
2011, 15 MIN
Two sisters host a séance party at their new house. It awakens something…