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Film Slam Lined Up for October 13th
By Douglas Lorah
The final Film Slam of the 2013 season is Sunday, October 13th. The top vote getter, along with the previous winners of the year, will move on to the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase in November.
Being the month of Halloween, this should be an interesting Slam since Film Slam event producer Tim Anderson is a horror aficionado. There also happens to be an entry from Anderson along with director Steven Shea (Rockabilly Zombie Weekend) of a Bloody Jug Band music video. The BJB is led by John Theisen, former Film Slam producer. There is an entry from director Todd Thompson. Thompson runs Stars North and has been able to attract named talent such as Seymour Cassel (Rushmore) and Michael Rooker (Walking Dead) to his films. There are also entries from Film Slam regulars Carl Knickerbocker and T.L. Westgate.
Tickets are $5.00 and the screenings start at 1:00pm at the Enzian Theater. It is located at 1300 South Orlando Avenue in Maitland.
Here are the shorts in this month's competition:
In Vain (2013)
Director & Writer Charles Frisby; Producer Kristin Frisby
Running Time 15:45; Website http://www.GrungeProductions.com
Synopsis: Popular internet blogger Alexis suffers from a mental breakdown as mysterious visions in her mirrors haunt her every waking moment.
Amazing Grace (2013)
Director Todd Thompson; Producer & Writer Tony Sterling
Running Time 9:23; Website http://www.starsnorth.com
Synopsis: Older man wants to marry younger woman but he has to overcome jealousy of the way she looks, acts and dresses around other men. A surprise awaits him.
Director & Producer TL Westgate; Writer TL Westgate, Michelle Bretana
Running Time 8:46; Website http://www.creativeinletfilms.com
Synopsis: When the Department of Homeland Security needed a new task force to fight modern day crimes, they teamed up one hero cop with one tech savvy cop to form TechSquad.
Director Kevin Shah; Producer Ylian Alfaro Snyder; Writer Kevin Shah, Paul Decker
Running Time 10:53; Website: www.facebook.com/kevinShahfilm
Synopsis: After his death, a father sends his son on a scavenger hunt. In a surprising twist, the past unravels, allowing him to find himself again.
Director/Producer/Writer Kris A. Truini
Running Time 3:51
Synopsis: Darkness can poison our souls and stain our heart with hopelessness and depression. A man can have every excuse to end his life but never a reason. Minds are fragile and the lack of hope and happiness can kill us so easily.
SP #7 (2013)
Director/Producer/Writer: Carl Knickerbocker
Running Time 2:30; Website http://www.carlknickerbocker.com
Synopsis: Religion, social structures and mortality, cuddled in eerie and dunked in darkness. Perhaps an unsettling dream? Part of a series of philosophical driven shorts. In the Suburban Primitive style.
Sleepy Fun Time (2013)
Director & Writer Carson Griffin; Producer Carson Griffin & Teri Harrison
Running Time 6:27; Website http://www.facebook.com/sleepyfuntime
Synopsis: When Danielle decides to have a slumber party, her and her friends soon discover an unexpected, unexplained, and unusual guest has arrived. Thus making it a night that will scar them with a powerhouse of blood, laughs, and pies.
The Bloody Jug Band - Roadkill Boys (2013)
Director: Steven Shea; Producer: T.W. Anderson, Steven Shea, John Theisen
Running Time: 4:10; Website: www.abyssmal.com, www.bloodyjugband.com
Synopsis: A happy couple goes camping in the woods, but little did they know they would run into the Roadkill Boys and their lives would change forever...