Happy belated 2018! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new but I’m kicking off the year in a big way with big news. First thing is that I’ve been selected as one of 40 South Florida filmmakers in the South Florida PBS “Film·Maker Project” which connects talented local filmmakers from the Keys to the Treasure Coast and allows them to reach an audience of over 6.3 million.
The Film·Maker Project was co-directed by three senior Emmy Award-winning South Florida PBS staffers and local film professionals. The goal of the project was to acquire, broadcast and distribute emerging South Florida filmmakers’ work as well as provide mentorship and guidance as they build careers from their passions. “South Florida is in the midst of a cultural renaissance across all artistic disciplines,” said Doris Bravo-Hieger, Ph.D., Manager of Arts Content for PBS. “It’s become imperative to create opportunities for filmmakers. South Florida PBS is proud to offer a platform, mentorship, and professional development through the film-maker initiative.”
Not only will South Florida PBS be broadcasting the films to an estimated 6.3 million viewers, they will also distribute it through other media outlets, giving selected productions a national audience. In my case, my award-winning short documentary film “Angels with Shoes” will screen THIS COMING TUESDAY, February 20th at 7:30pm as well as THIS THURSDAY at 5:30pm.
“Angels with Shoes” (which I wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited) tells the story of a living kidney donation between two cousins. The film, which was shot in Miami and Puerto Rico and runs just over 15 minutes, won the ‘Best International Documentary’ and ‘Audience Choice’ awards at the 2015 Rincón International Film Festival as well as the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the 2015 Film Miami Fest.
So if you happen to live in South Florida, set your DVR for either screening and let me know what you thought of the film!
Here’s the film’s trailer…
Angels with Shoes (a Kidney Transplant Story) [OFFICIAL TRAILER] from DanPerezFilms on Vimeo.
Here’s the promo from WPBT South Florida…