Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

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Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Total Runtime: 89 min

*Talent in attendance

 

Out with the old and in with the new! No longer limited to being just the “Best of Brouhaha,” this spanking new Florida Shorts program is an outstanding collection of works from a number of sources: the 2018 Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase (including works from FSU, UCF, and Full Sail University), monthly FilmSlams, and films made by Florida filmmakers submitted to this year’s Florida Film Festival that have found a home at last.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

AV Club

Directed by: Nicholas Markart

USA, 2018, 8m

As a high school AV club faces the absurdity of egomania, tensions flare between the director and main actress, leading to a fatal reprimand for the crew.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Hanging Bear

Directed by: Karim Dakkon

USA, 2019, 5m

Karma’s a bitch when morality is distorted during a boy’s hunt for a dangerous beast at the center of the forest.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

The Monarch Initiative

Directed by: Colin Morris

USA, 2018, 7m

The June FilmSlam winner is a doc portrait of the businesses and inhabitants of Audubon Park. This eco-minded Orlando neighborhood highlights a culture focused on conservation and sustainability in partnership with The Monarch Initiative.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Liberty

Directed by: Faren Humes

USA, 2019, 17m

Two teenage best friends, Alex and Milagros, drift apart as their neighborhood undergoes drastic changes caused by redevelopment. Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film at 2019 SXSW.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Princess Rita

Directed by: Blair Waters

USA, 2019, 10m

Based on real Florida stories and filmed on Marco Island, this story of a lonely insurance adjuster who falls hard for an internet dating scammer raises questions about whether it’s the idea or the authenticity of love that really matters.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Hierophany

Directed by: Kevin Contento

USA, 2018, 11m

Living on the margins of American society, a Florida boy comes in contact with the sacred.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Nothing is a Thing

Directed by: Kathryn McCarthy

USA, 2018, 9m

Kat and Ben strive to cultivate normalcy on their last night together.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Bomb Shell

Directed by: Ryland Carlin

USA, 2018, 2m

Marina, a young mermaid, searches for the perfect bra while her scallop friend, Sheldon, offers a little more support than he signed up for.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

That’s It

Directed by: Nikki Willson, Jimmie Roberts

USA, 2018, 6m

A young woman, nervous about her first sexual experience, gets advice from her eccentric aunt in this 2018 Brouhaha Audience Award winner.

Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts

Saving Blockbuster

Directed by: Wesley Hayes, Alex Ullom

USA, 2018, 13.5m

Three filmmakers travel to one of the last surviving Blockbuster Video stores to wage war against the biggest players in entertainment. It goes horribly wrong in this 2018 Brouhaha Grand Jury Award winner.

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