Category Archives: Movies

The Loneliest Whale in the World Finds a Friend in Filmmaker Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier, lead actor from the hit TV show Entourage, which ran for eight seasons on HBO, stopped by Ringling College of Art and Design this week as part of the Ringling College Studio Lab to meet with students, screen his latest film Teenage Paparazzo (a documentary which he conceived, wrote and directed) and begin laying groundwork for his next documentary 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale in the World. Continue reading The Loneliest Whale in the World Finds a Friend in Filmmaker Adrian Grenier

Cine-World Brings Independent Film To Sarasota

For the next nine days, Burns Court Cinemas and Lakewood Ranch Cinemas will play host to Sarasota’s cinephiles and film fans, as they gather for the Cine-World Film Festival. Organized for the last 25 years by the Sarasota Film Society, Cine-World has made a name for itself, consistently bringing some of the most interesting and acclaimed foreign and independent films to Sarasota’s theaters. Continue reading Cine-World Brings Independent Film To Sarasota

The Sunny Side: Bradenton Filmmaker Takes “Most Outrageous” at Orlando International Film Festival

With October come and gone, the Orlando International Film Festival has reached a close and one Bradenton filmmaker returns home with the award for Most Outrageous film, beating out over 200 other films from teams across the country

The Sunny Side, a short written, directed and shot by Trishul Thejasvi of Orensis Films, produced by Bradenton filmmaker JB Whirtley and starring local actor John O’Keefe who also co-produced, documents the tragicomic milestones of one man’s life. Beginning with a curious child, Thejasvi deftly brings the audience through the pivotal developmental moments – some happy, some sad, but always with a playful wink – and the reactions to these moments that ultimately define a person and a life. Continue reading The Sunny Side: Bradenton Filmmaker Takes “Most Outrageous” at Orlando International Film Festival

Adrian Grenier To Bring Ringling Into His Entourage

Actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier will visit the Ringling College of Art and Design in November to screen his 2010 film Teenage Paparazzo and participate in the Studio Lab program at the school. Continue reading Adrian Grenier To Bring Ringling Into His Entourage

VIDEO: Steve McAllister Documents Homeless Experience First-Person in Home Free

No single political issue in Sarasota County, Florida has lingered so large in local politics as homelessness. Debates about shelters, housing programs and the balance between commerce and compassion have led to friction and volatile discourse between various government agencies in the region.

For local filmmaker Steve McAllister, the homeless experience is one he knows first hand. Through the creation of a web series dubbed Home Free, the Sarasotan documents both his own experiences choosing to live without using money and chronicles the evolving debate on handling homelessness in Southwest Florida. Continue reading VIDEO: Steve McAllister Documents Homeless Experience First-Person in Home Free

The Man Behind The Bat: Award-winning Producer Michael Uslan Coming To Ringling College

The Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office is bringing Hollywood producer Michael Uslan to Ringling College for a night of film discussion and insider storytelling on November 12.

Best known for his involvement with the Batman film franchise, Uslan was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Tim Burton’s 1989 film starring Michael Keaton and has been an executive producer for every live-action Batman film since Continue reading The Man Behind The Bat: Award-winning Producer Michael Uslan Coming To Ringling College

Plaza Returning to Ringling College

Aubrey Plaza will meet with students of Ringling College of Art and Design today to launch the sixth season of the Ringling College Studio Lab, when her recent feature film Life After Beth will screen and she and director Jeff Baena will participate in a Q&A. Plaza, of course, has been to Ringling before, visiting last March. Before going to tonight’s event, you can read our coverage from last year: Continue reading Plaza Returning to Ringling College