Brouhaha Winners To Play At The 2015 Florida Film Festival

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Orlando, FL – (November 25, 2014) – The 23rd Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, a celebration of short films by Florida filmmakers, took place November 22-23,  2014.  From a mix of 12 schools (eight colleges & four high schools),  10 FilmSlam Winners, many independent entries, and a total of 105 submissions,  51 films were screened. Thirteen were selected by a combination of jury and audience votes to be in the Best of Brouhaha Program, part of the Florida Sidebar in this year’s Florida Film Festival (April 10-19, 2015),  sponsored by Full Sail University.




DOWN THE ROAD – Audience Award Winner!
Written/Directed by David DeRienzo, Produced by Sarah Glaze, University of Central Florida, 10 min,  Winner – September FilmSlam
A young man at a crossroads in his life finds himself whisked back in time and must confront his greatest childhood fear to alter the course of his destiny.


Written/Directed/Produced by Hunter Truman, Florida State University, 7 min 13 sec
Fighting a bottle size restriction with a very murky history, Florida’s craft brewers take on powerful and wealthy opponents as they lobby the state legislature.


Written/Directed by Wilson Santos, Produced by Infinity Features, Full Sail University, 6 min 3 sec, Winner – February FilmSlam
A short experimental documentary that fuses spoken-word poetry with found footage to create a compelling story of human tragedy and hope for a better future.


Written/Directed/Produced by Gang Yi, Garrett O’Neal &  Bryan Locantore, Ringling College of Art and Design, 4 min 30 sec
When Rock stumbles upon a magical Paper, it’s love at first sight. But when the wrath of Scissors threatens the well-being of Paper, Rock must stop at nothing to save what he loves most, no matter the cost.


Written/Directed/Produced by Kimberly Newman, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2 min 17 sec
A kung fu-loving crab beats the ever-loving crap out of his owner, Joe, when he changesthe TV to the cooking channel.  Today they are making crab cakes…


Written/Directed by Mike Collins, Produced by Lacie Ratliff, University of Central Florida, 11 min 39 sec, Winner – July FilmSlam
Upon waking from a life-threatening car accident, two brothers are forced to overcome their troubled past and work together when they realize their world is being haunted by dark, mysterious spirits.


Written/Directed by Zack Ogle, Produced by Peter Davis, Florida State University, 8 min 38 sec Death gets more than he bargained for when a woman trades sex for her life. Now he’s spending a day with the son he never wanted. Things are looking grim.


Directed/Produced by Sarah Allsup, Daytona State College, 5 min 18 sec
A Florida woman endured years of court battles to keep a sanctuary she established for abandoned cats after neighbors complained of the 100 + occupants.  A brief look into what it takes to run an animal sanctuary and what one woman went through to do so.


Written by Steven Craig Moss, Directed by Colton Moyer, Produced by Full Sail University, 8 min 54 sec, Winner – March FilmSlam
Paranoid. Desperate. Obsessed. Just another customer.  Just another fix. Or is it?


Written/Directed/Produced by Ariel Zengotita, 7 min 36 sec
A dark comedy about the difficult choices parents must make. Set in the near future, a young boy suddenly discovers that his parents no longer want him.


Written/Directed by Michael Bidinger & Michelle Kwon, Produced by Sarah Kambara, Ringling College of Art and Design, 3 min 52 sec
When the chaotically misfortunate Jenkins and the monotonously lucky Lou run into each other one morning, they experience a thrilling change of pace as they hurtle down the hills of San Francisco in an ice cream cart.


Written/Directed/Produced by David Brancato, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2 min 13 sec 
The charming story of a father mouse who,  though skeptical, wants more than anything to make his son’s dream come true.


Written/Directed/Produced by Sheri Kebbel, Full Sail University,  17 min 45 sec, Winner – October FilmSlam
Dan Ellis was stricken and “locked in” with ALS. Unable to move or speak, he turned to art, and to his 13-year-old daughter Gina. An inspirational film filled with love,  creativity, and courage.


Florida Film Festival
Now in its 24th year,  the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current,  independent, and international cinema. Through ten days of 170 films and first-class events,  film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a locally-sourced menu.


“[We] had a great time at the festival. We’ve been to a few festivals with the film, and Florida is one of our favorites!” – Academy Award® winner Ron Judkins, Director of FINDING NEIGHBORS


This wonderful community is bringing so much love of film to new generations of young people… you touched my heart!” – Jon Voight, Academy Award® winning actor


Since 1992, Enzian has been the proud host of the Florida Film Festival. As part of its mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film,  Enzian presents innovative and original cinematic programming not just during the Festival,  but all year long. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit,  community-supported arts organization for which ticket revenue accounts for only 25% of its operating budget, Enzian owes its existence to the generosity of fans of film,  food,  and fun—like you.


Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges,  received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association,  and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by


Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s,  Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to Art & Design,  Business, Film & Television,  Games, Media &  Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®,  Emmy®, GRAMMY®,  ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.


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