Danielle White plays Dez in the indie musical Beautiful Noise. The movie played to sold out crowds during the Sarasota Film Festival. Danielle talks about her early musical and dramatic training in Sarasota, her role in the movie Beautiful Noise and her plans for the future.
At the Sarasota Film Festival, we had the opportunity to speak with Julia Haslett, director of the documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil. This film is the result of Julia’s six year journey exploring the life and philosophy of Simone Weil, a French philosopher and social activist. Julia approached the project in an unusual way – with an actress who immersed herself in the writings and life of the subject.
Her own alarm over the economic and political conditions of millions of world citizens was an inspiration for this work. The documentary asks critical questions about human suffering. See the trailer here:
See more at the film website.
While shooting their TV pilot in downtown Sarasota, Castille Landon and Harrison Sanborn gave us this exclusive interview about the story behind Worker’s Comp. These 19 year old co-creators have enlisted the likes of Morgan Fairchild and Robert Carridine to star in the project. Castille also stars in the show which Harrison is directing. This independent television pilot is a produced of VADAR Corp. and Sanborn Studios – both local companies.
Human Condition played at Noise Ordinance 2 and claimed the stage with their own clean sounding acoustic rock. Chosen for the movie Beautiful Noise, Godspeed is a haunting song that you’ll want to hear again and again. This video is a tribute to the song.
Lead singer, song writer Dean Johanesen can be seen at many local venues. Keep up with his schedule here.
Brad Bryan was at the Sarasota Film Festival to discuss his documentary The Observer and the Observed. Brad documented a unique collaborative project between the Arts Center Sarasota and the Sarasota Partnership for Children’s Mental Health. His film follows the dynamic inside of families with children facing mental challenges. Local artists were charged with creation of artistic expressions of the family life and during the process were clearly inspired by the families. Brad’s work provides an intimate portrait to the interaction.
See the official trailer:
Take a minuscule budget and 24 hours spread over three days in NYC…and you get Craig Butta’s One Smart Indian. This story of an aging writer trying for a last ditch comeback plays at Sarasota Film Festival as part of the Midnight Shorts program. If you missed the earlier screening, you can see it again on Wednesday, April 13th at 10:15 PM.
Craig talks about making the film in this interview.
See the One Smart Indian trailer.
Sarasota Film Festival goers have embraced the movie Beautiful Noise wholeheartedly. Actress Danielle White was cast in Beautiful Noise while she was still a student in the drama program at Booker High School here in Sarasota. So almost immediately upon moving to California, she found herself returning to Sarasota to work on this film.
Jay White is a both an experienced actor and a very well known musical performer in Las Vegas where he lives.
See an interview with the actors.
See an interview with the director, Steve Tatone.
Film lovers in Sarasota have anxiously anticipated Beautiful Noise, a film directed by Sarasota local – Steve Tatone. And it has sold out numerous showings in the Sarasota Film Festival. Steve spoke with us about film making in Sarasota.
Next time you’re on Siesta Key Beach, look for Steve – he often walks the beach for inspiration. See the Beautiful Noise trailer here:
Opening night at the Sarasota Film Festival brought filmmakers, actors and festival sponsors out for the movie Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times. The red carpet event at the Sarasota Opera House was the place to be for movie lovers on Friday night.