Tampa Bay Film Society

Above the line

TBFS Newsletter

Volume 9, AUGUST, 2019

Please join us on Tuesday, September 17 at the Holiday Inn Express,
3990 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar from 7-9pm for another Movie Showcase.

Our featured film is a documentary “When All That’s Left is Love”
The film is about the caregivers of individuals suffer- ing from dementia.
The film’s primary focus is on Marilyn and Shelly Gordon—the filmmaker’s parents.
Director Eric Gordon has returned to live with his parents so that he can relieve his aging mother, Marilyn, of the sole care for his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father, Shelly. With a camera in one hand, Eric joins his mother in caregiving, even as he captures behind-the-scenes footage of the progression of his fa- ther’s illness and his mother’s increasing inability to cope.
This film has won numerous awards.

Eric Gordon, the Director, will be on hand for a Q&A.
Also on the bill, is a short from Werner Jauch “At Psychiatrist”.
A man seeking advice from a Psychiatrist, comes to an unusual conclusion.

Plus 2 commercials.
Brent Von Horn for “The Refund” and Brian Nelson for “There Was Love”.

Our first film to shoot is “The Refund”.
Robert Westerfield will be directing .

Crew Call for our new short :

2nd AC

Please send resume to: westerfieldstudios@yahoo.com.
Casting Call for new short film "The Refund".

Here are the characters:

DEAN - middle aged, scraggly unshaven man
MR. MULLINS - 40's to 50's, clean cut professional man
MERRICK & TRISTAN - 17 year old teenaged boys
DREW - 17 year old scrawny teenage girl
JULIE - 50's, suburban housewife

Please send your headshot and resume to:
Bobbi Hill at: BobbiHillCasting@aol.com

thank you
to our
scholarship sponsors

Victor Young

Victor Young Productions Inc.

There’s still time to make a donation to our Scholarship Fund.

Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.

Thank You Letter

This is why we started the Scholarship Fund and why we continue to ask for donations, so that we can help another student further his/her education. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause.

Thank You Letter From 2019 Scholarship Winner

Dear Donors,

Thank you to everyone involved in your organization for selecting me as the recipient of the Tampa Bay Film Society Film/TV/Digital Scholarship Award. I am deeply appreciative of your generous financial support and I am sincerely honored to have been chosen.

I am currently a graduated high school senior who will be attending Florida Atlantic University in the fall of 2019 as a Multimedia Studies major. With that degree, I plan to become a professional film producer of modern documentaries that highlight the social and environmental issues of the world. I plan to pursue this as an effort to provide greater awareness and influence the decisions of the public and government about the current state of the world and what can be done to aid it. Thanks to your charitable funding, the pursuance of my goal has been eased and I am one step closer to achieving it.

Receiving this scholarship has reduced my financial burden and allowed me to concentrate more on what is essential to myself and my education rather than my monetary struggles. Additionally, my desire and motivation towards my goals have been empowered by your donation; it has given me the opportunity to make my education a choice of determination rather than a chance of affordability. With the award, I am also inspired to become a person of aid to my community. I imagine that one day I shall be able to help students achieve their career goals just as you have helped me.

Thank you again for your generosity and support.

J’Mya Brooks

Want to learn how to format and write a saleable script?

Come to our Screenwriters of Tomorrow meeting Saturday, August 28th, 12:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Library. Admission is free.

This group stresses professionalism in screenwriting but is open to all scriptwriters, whether beginners or advanced, as well as actors wishing to hone their cold reading skills.

The first 45 minutes of each meeting is a writing lesson dealing with different aspects of the craft followed by readings and critiques. Several members of the group sign up monthly to read 10 to 30 pages of their script.

To be put on the mailing list as meeting reminders, email Ellen Schnur at eschnur4@gmail.com with your email address.

First time drop-ins are welcome, but, since we meet in a smallish room with limited (15) seating, we request that you contact Ellen if you plan to be there.

Mistress Mary invites you to
the 1st Annual Horror Film Fest-EVIL!

The event will be held on Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th! The films will be screened from 11am to 5pm each day in the intimate screening room at Gigglewaters in Safety Harbor. The theater seats just 32 so get your tickets I'm advance as soon as they be- come available!

More details on the event and what crazy things will be happening will follow in the coming weeks but make your plans to join us for an interactive evening that will make each member of the audience a part of action and a select few will be invited to join the story that will be recorded for a Special Edition DVD!

And if you have a short horror film you'd like to try and get screened during the event the submission process opens on 3/1 so head over to:
Film Freeway Mistress Mary's Horror Film Festival


New Board Member , Director Simmy Pappachen of StPete.Website has been busy with special items for the Film Society. She revamped the Tampa Bay Film Society website. She also designed a new postcard for us to be given out to prospective members and others.

Shawn M. Goudard of Goudpappa.Network is setting up a High School Student Arts and Drama programs with various area schools.

And Marcus Kempton of AR235 Pictures stays busy finding exciting new movies for Movie Night.
Ellen Schnur Marketing, Scriptwriters, Events, Committees
Miriam Goodspeed, Editor, Above The Line
Stan Gurvitz, Membership
Marcus Kempton, Contests

Events, Public Relations,
Press Releases. Scriptwriting,
Bookings and much more
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Contact: ( 813 ) 920-5430
Or ( 727 ) 453-8581