31st Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase 2023
Brouhaha Program #1
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Written/Directed/Produced by Tristan Anthony Ortiz, 9 min 52 sec
After mysteriously vanishing in space, a young astronaut suddenly reemerges twenty years later to find the world and his wife have moved on.
THE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT
Directed/Produced by Lauren Mulé, Florida State University, 8 min 8 sec
In this documentary about Micanopy, Florida, residents and shop owners paint a picture of what life is like in the earliest inland town in Florida.
Written/Directed/Co-produced by Jack Auger, Co -produced by G. Lanier, University of Central Florida, 5 min 44 sec
As his life spirals out of control, a lapsed alcoholic turns to an old friend that he once helped achieve sobriety.
MY CAT LUCY
Written/Directed by Kate Vaillant, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2 min 14 sec
Tucker is convinced that his pet black cat Lucy is possessed by a demon and has the evidence to prove it.
IN THE HEART OF THE BEHOLDER
Written/Directed/Produced by Dalton Markowich, University of Central Florida, 9 min 7 sec
A man’s twisted desire to steal people’s eyes is challenged when he encounters someone with eyes unlike any other.
Written/Directed/Produced by Patrick Moser, 2 min 48 sec
This new experimental work from the director of The Yes Yes Fish and Goya Called is about estrangement at heart and the experience of being both present in, and apart from, your own life. Puppets and hand drawn animation are used along with the wonderful voice and music of Kevin Mahoney.
SANDALS OF GOLD
Written/Directed by Raj Kapadia, Produced by Bhrugesh Amin, Full Sail University, 14 min 25 sec
Inspired by old Indian folklore, this drama follows a religious old man who has his precious gold sandals stolen while worshiping Kali Ma at a temple. Identifying the thief, he decides to follow him and find a way to get his property back.
THE BUBBY BEAR SHOW
Written/Directed by Thavin Vongpatanasin, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2 min 8 sec
In this episode of The Bubby Bear Show, Bubby introduces the alphabet until a sinister figure appears. Bubby must escape while trying to keep the alphabet lesson going.
CENSORSHIP IS SILENCE
Written/Directed/Produced by Macey Woodburn and Celia Vargas, Winter Park High School, 4 min 54 sec
This documentary brings necessary attention to the harmful effects of the Florida book ban and Law HB 1557. With commentary from kids, parents, and government figures, this film uncensors the dangers facing Public School students today. Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the Reel Short Teen Film Festival.
about three years ago…
Written/Directed by Amber Pérez, Produced by Hang Nguyen, Florida Sate University, 5 min 42 sec
An experimental non-fiction hybrid that follows the filmmaker documenting the next step in her recovery from sexual abuse: shaving her head.
Written/Directed/Produced by Gage M Kroyer, 5 min
A homeless woman finds a tent. A moment of quiet solace takes place in a hostile environment.
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
Written/Directed by Kaylee Tian Lin Tan, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2 min
A quirky student who daydreams with her head high in the clouds must creatively elude her strict math teacher to remain there.
Directed/Produced by Jharia Morris, University of Tampa, 6 min, In Spanish with English subtitles
Two brothers in Mexico work to conserve the ancient Mayan practice of raising stingless bees.
Written/Directed by Pacey Hansen, Produced by DeMori Hawkins, Florida State University, 16 min 10 sec
The hypnotic buzz and glow of neon engrosses Cecilia as she struggles to evade her addiction, disturbed past, and the nightmarish monster ceaselessly stalking her.
2023, Total Running Time: 94 Minutes