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The latest from Florida’s film and entertainment industry:
Feature Film: Father of the Bride
A father’s coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American clan. Portions were filmed in Miami.
Feature Series: Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa
Don’t miss the popular Nat Geo WILD series, filmed entirely at Tampa’s award-winning Zoo, and see the behind-the-scenes stories of amazing animals and the dedicated team entrusted with their care. From rescued manatees needing 24-hour critical care to the notable birth of an endangered white rhino, the series features an array of compelling stories that highlight the Zoo’s mission to protect and preserve animals, while helping to inspire the next generation of wildlife champions.
The series is produced by Emmy-winning, Tampa-based Remedy Television + Branded and is available on Disney+ and Amazon. Season 3 is airing now!
Feature Documentary: Marching Forward
Two dedicated high school band directors—one black, one white—were inspired by music to cross the color lines of segregation and work together for the sake of their students. This courageous cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for both black and white students traveling from the Deep South to the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
The film was produced by students in an honors documentary production class at the University of Central Florida and was nominated for a 2021 Suncoast Emmy Award.
Feature Film: Sylvie of the Sunshine State
South Florida filmmaker Sasha Levinson aims the lens at her eccentric multigenerational Jewish family in an unconventional hybrid documentary offering a startlingly honest glimpse into modern motherhood that will make parents everywhere feel a little less crazy and a lot less alone. For Sasha, the act of filmmaking is a way of life, a creative outlet, and a salve for the wounds of her past. So when the external world was turning to chaos in the early stages of the COVID-19 health crisis, she decided to make a film with her daughter in an attempt to stay sane.
Feature Documentary: Saving the Florida Wildlife Corridor
Protecting the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a statewide network of public preserves and private working lands, provides an opportunity to balance Florida’s rapid growth with the green infrastructure that supports all Floridians. Through the voices of farmers, fisherman, ranchers and conservationists, the film offers a glimpse into one of America’s most unique and complex conservation opportunities, and highlights the need to collaborate to ensure its survival.
Feature Series: RV There Yet?
Ep 5 – Vacation Paradise 🚍 Patrice and Kevin are on a solo trip to Florida’s Space Coast staying at Jetty Park Campground with a visit to the Exploration Tower, Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This RV There Yet? episode ends with an RV eco-drive at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Feature Series: HBO A Tiny Audience
In this series of intimate music specials, Latin musicians reveal a personal secret to the “tiny” audience before them and perform a pair of songs that are meaningful to them.
The series has been nominated for an INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD in the category of Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program
Feature Film: “South Beach Love”
Based on the Hallmark Publishing novel by New York Times Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro comes a story about rival quinceañeras, glorious Cuban cooking, friendship, family ties- and romance. Starring William Levy and Taylor Cole. Premiering October 9th.
Feature Series: “David Makes Man”
From executive producers, Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan, comes the highly-anticipated second season of “David Makes Man.” This season explores David’s life in his 30s, as a growing businessman battling his childhood instincts of street survival versus the straight and narrow, to make a crucial decision that could upend the lives of both him and his community. The season premieres exclusively on OWN, June 22nd.
Feature Series: “Life’s Rewards”
Odyssey Studio’s newest series, “Life’s Rewards,” follows a young businessman, who finds himself down on his luck after a risky business deal cost both he and his clients their fortunes. He is stuck at a luxurious Florida hotel, and soon reevaluates his life’s decisions, with the help of the humble hotel staff.
Made through a partnership with Visit Florida, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, and St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission, this series can be enjoyed through Amazon Prime on May 10th.
Feature Film: “Fear of Rain”
Check out this trailer for “Fear of Rain” filmed in Tampa & St. Petersburg about a teen girl named Rain who has early-onset schizophrenia. When she meets Caleb, a charmingly awkward new student at school, she finally feels she has a lifeline to normalcy. But as Rain starts to suspect that her neighbor kidnapped a child, she must soon figure out who and what is real.
Feature Series: ‘The Right Stuff’
Filmed and based in Central Florida, ‘The Right Stuff’ follows seven test pilots at the dawn of the U.S. space program as they train to become astronauts.