Pisgah Film House To Screen Short Films By Local Filmmakers – Brevard, NC


Last updated 1/22/2020 at 4:02pm

Part of "Zoot Suit Riot" was filmed in downtown Brevard. (Courtesy photo by Seyl Park)

Pisgah Film House and Tamara "Tammy" Hopkins with FilmBrevardNC invite the community to come out for a screening of short films produced by Brevard-area filmmakers. The screenings will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Several producers, directors and editors, including Addison Dent, Edwin Dennis, Philip Henry, Otto Vazquez, Jessica Wharton-Vazquez, David and Sarah Rachel Fesiuk, along with Hopkins will be on hand to introduce their short films and to answer questions. This is a free screening and seating is limited. Make reservations at thop@comporium.net with your name, number of seats and time slot you will attend.

The short films include:

"Airplane Mode" - A short film that juxtaposes social media and nature against a theme of human interaction. It was shot in Brevard and Transylvania County and was directed by Evan Schmidt, written by Evan and Ted Schmidt and produced by FilmBrevardNC. "Airplane Mode" stars Graham Beasley along with local talent, crew and interns.

"The Podcast" - A skeptical podcaster tells her personal involvement in a ghost story only to have her doubts challenged. Written and directed by Edwin Dennis, this film was created as part of the 48 Hour Film Festival by Team White Squirrel/FilmBrevardNC. The film had four nominations and won Best Cinematography. Director of Photography was Evan Schmidt and Camille Maren served as editor. Shot 100 percent in Brevard and Transylvania County, "The Podcast" stars Renee Danger, Jack Bennett, Penny Justus and Hopkins.

"Enter The Zoot Suit Riot" – This short film takes place in 1943, in wartime East Los Angeles, in a drama revolving a true-life event dubbed "The Zoot Suit Riots." After a media-frenzy that flamed already scorching race tensions between Caucasian servicemen on shore leave and Mexican-Americans living in East Los Angeles, a riot broke out that shook Los Angeles to its very core. "Enter The Zoot Suit Riot" was shot in Brevard and stars Otto Vazquez, who also wrote the film. The project was directed by Sarah Rachel Fesiuk and produced by Otto Vazquez, Jessica Wharton-Vazquez, David Fesiuk and Sarah Rachel Fesiuk.

"Unearthed" – This short film is based on a true story that takes place in the historic district of Charleston, S.C. It's a heartfelt drama that explores what it takes to do the right thing when a valuable artifact is... "Unearthed!" Directed by Brandon Smith, edited by Pisgah Film House's Emmy Award Winning Philip Henry and shot by Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer John Barnhardt.

"Cucumber" – A sadistic preacher, a feisty pagan and a man who thinks he's a chicken are all part of this dark comedy about a man's struggle to grow the biggest cucumber and win the car of his dreams. This movie trailer is a teaser for the feature film that will shoot in the Brevard area. "Cucumber" is written and directed by Edwin Dennis. For the movie trailer Jupiter Morrow served as set designer and the chicken wrangler was Katy Rosenberg.

"Thunderhead" Trailer – A revival theatre production becomes the epicenter of a political scandal when a helmeted figure wreaks havoc during the production in this thrilling cerebral tale. This trailer is a teaser for the feature film that will be shot in the Brevard area. Set to the tone of "Chinatown" with a splash of "Noises Off!," the director of photography is John Barnhardt and the film is written and directed by Addison Dent.

Dent, a Brevard College alumni, said, "I'm absolutely thrilled to share in the artistic and cinematic opportunities offered by the incredible arts community of Brevard. This is such an exciting event highlighting the amazing efforts of FilmBrevardNC and Pisgah Film House. I can't wait to shoot my next feature here in Brevard because who can argue with this view. Thank you all for your interest and support!"

The Pisgah Film House is located at 114 W. Main St. in downtown Brevard. This is a free screening highlighting local films and local talent in the area. For more information, email https://pisgahfilm.org/tickets.

Reserve a seat as space is limited. For more information about filming in Brevard, go to http://www.FilmBrevardNC.com.

From left to right, Evan Schmidt, Tamara Hopkins and Brandon Hendrix set up a shot for "The Podcast," which will be one of several short films to be shown on Thursday, Jan. 30. (Courtesy photo)


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