Two Student Films Recognized in Best of Brouhaha 2015

The results are in from Enzian Theater’s 24th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase – and we’re proud to announce that two Full Sail University student films were among the 12 selected in this year’s Best of Brouhaha Program.

The showcase featured a record-breaking 62 films from a mix of 13 schools, 7 FilmSlam winners, and numerous independent entries. The Best of Brouhaha were determined by a combination of jury and audience votes, and will be included as part of this year’s Florida Film Festival (April 8-17, 2016), sponsored by Full Sail University.

The 10-minute film The Deaths of Jamie Smith was directed by Steve Jean-Jacques and co-written by Jordan Loscalzo, both of whom are current Film students. “A girl with a death wish,” reads the tagline, “meets her mother’s new boyfriend with some mixed results.”

The short documentary Open Mike’s, directed by current Film student Sterling Sims, tells the story of a Melbourne, FL-based music shop called Florida Discount Music and its owner Mike Della Cioppa.

“It’s a shop unlike any other,” says Sterling. “By day, it’s what you might expect from a great local music shop. It has great instruments, a great staff, great repairs. By night, FDM transforms into Open Mike’s the central hub for all the great talent that resides in Melbourne and other surrounding cities.”

Sterling created the film with the help of a crew of fellow Full Sail students, guidance from instructors, and Recording Arts student Bobby Hass. “The most rewarding part of the film was the support it got from its own community,” Sterling says. “We had the opportunity to screen the film at Open Mike’s huge 3-year anniversary party, and everyone loved it. That was an amazing feeling.”




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