LUCKY 6 and Three Student Films Featured at Sarasota Film Festival
Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that ['Lucky 6', the first feature-length film from the Ringling College Feature Film Project, as well as three Ringling College student-associated films - 'The Great Zombini', 'Woodland Dance' and 'No Real Than You Are' - are to be featured at the Sarasota Film Festival, which opens Friday, April 4th.
As the first film out of the Ringling College Feature Film Project, 'Lucky 6' was shot over 28 days this summer on nine different regional locations with 31 Ringling College students, nine FSU/Asolo Actors and 10 Ringling College alumni, faculty and staff. Tony Stopperan is Program Director and Executive Producer and Ringling Digital Film program head Bradley Battersby wrote and directed 'Lucky 6'. The film is about six employees of a tech startup winning a lottery jackpot of $120 million, splitting up and what happens when they reunite five years later under a slew of accusations from government agencies. Part screwball comedy and part heartfelt drama, the Lucky 6 is an avalanche of major life changes that lead the group to discover what is truly important in life. Film Festival showings are on Sun., April 6 at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Apr 7 at 6:45 p.m. and Tuesday, April 8 at 8:45 p.m. [Click here for tickets.
The Ringling College Feature Film Project was launched in the summer of 2013 from the Office of the President at Ringling College to produce collaborative feature-length films to enhance the educational, artistic, and professional growth for Ringling College filmmakers and further both community and industry awareness. Ringling College launched the project in collaboration with the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the first professional joint endeavor undertaken by the two organizations.
Three short films with Ringling College students and alumni in key roles will be featured at the film festival in ['Shorts 09: SRQ - A Showcase of Films by Sarasota Filmmakers!' on Tuesday, April 8th at 9:30 p.m. and Friday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m.