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8 Films Slotted for Film Slam on August 10th
(released 8/6/2008)            Green Room Orlando News Feed Subscribe  
By Douglas Lorah

August's Film Slam has a lineup of 8 films scheduled for Sunday, August 10th. The screening begins at 1pm.

The first short is by the Young Filmmaker Summer Camp run at the Enzian Theater. As this is a camp for summer school kids, that should be entertaining. I am also curious to see the short doc about Kelly Slater. If you don't know who Kelly Slater is, you've probably never picked up a Surfer Magazine or at least not in the past 15 years. Let's just say he is the Michael Jordan of surfing and he grew up in Cocoa Beach.

The Film Slam takes place at the Enzian Theater in Maitland - 1300 South Orlando Avenue. Winners of each Film Slam get a screening slot at the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase in December. Some winners have also had their shorts screened at the Florida Film Festival. To enter your film into the Film Slam, go to

Below is a list of the films. The running time is approximately 1 hour and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

#1 - Mission Y (Because Mission X Failed) (2008) / 12 Min 36 Sec
Written by: Jay Henderson (Story by: Jon Jones), Directed by: Various Young Filmmaker campers, Produced by: Young Filmmaker Summer Camp
Maitland, FL -

Description: With memories of the ill-fated Mission X still fresh in their blue blood, the elite exploratory force known as Team Andromeda descends to Earth to complete Mission Y, an extremely dangerous data-gathering spectacular spectacle like you've never seen before.

#2 - Day of the Mummy (2008) / 3 Min 43 Sec
Written/Directed/Produced by: Joe Malys
Maitland, FL -

Description: A mummy emerges from his tomb, ready to do battle with whatever stands in his way.

#3 - a lot (2008) / 5 Min
Written by: Bradley Kelly, Directed/Produced by: Charles Kelly
Orlando, FL -

Description: En route to reconcile an estranged relationship with his wife, a businessman is interrupted by a parking lot attendant demanding a fee.

#4 - Far From Disney (2008) / 14 Min 30 Sec
Written/Directed/Produced by: James D. Watkins
Orlando, FL -

Description: A video-documentary about Ub Iwerks, the unfamiliar artist of the Walt Disney Company and what types of people dream. It looks beyond minimum wage and pursuing your goals in life.

#5 - In a Pinch (2008) / 2 Min 11 Sec
Written/Directed/Produced by: E.R. Funk
Kissimmee, FL -

Description: A conversation is upheld through the walls of a night club bathroom that doesn't exactly turn out in our main characters favor.

#6 - Visual Road Trip Adventure Poetry (2008) / 5 Min 53 Sec
Written/Directed/Produced by: Justin Cecil
Oviedo, FL -

Description: A visual road trip adventure accompanied by poetry.

#7 - The Kelly Slater Project Documentary (2008) / 2 Min 30 Sec
Written/Directed/Produced by: Ken Horton
Orlando, FL -

Description: A group of local veteran surfers from Cocoa Beach, Florida are proposing to erect a life-size sculpture of the world class athlete Kelly Slater.

#8 - The Good Doctor (2008) / 13 Min
Written/Directed by: Daniel Robert Scherr, Produced by: Lee Shapiro & Daniel Robert Scherr
Winter Park, FL -

Description: After his wife's death from influenza, Dr. Howard Silver has developed a cure, only there are those who are willing to kill to suppress it.


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