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The latest from Florida’s film and entertainment industry:
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.
Feature Film: ‘The One and Only Ivan’
Partially filmed in Lakeland, ‘The One and Only Ivan’ tells the tale of a silverback gorilla who learns about the beauty of friendship and the significance of the place one calls home.
Feature Film: “Waves”
From the studio that brought us “Moonlight,” “Waves” follows a South Florida family as they navigate love, loss and forgiveness. The film was shot entirely in Florida and was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and stars Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, with Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown.