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:
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.