Meet the Season 2 Film Makers

Episode 201

We featured two films in the season 2 premiere of Film Maker season David Merrill's film “One Last Ride: A PBA Lacrosse Story”, is a high energy, inspirational production about the last journey of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Men's Lacrosse team, as they transition to the NCAA Division II. Felipe Ferrufino's film “Summer’s End” is a film about a turning point in every person's life: leaving home for the first time.

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Episode 202

In this episode we feature three films: “Roam”—inspired by old western films, two buffalo hunters set-up camp near enemy territory and try to survive the night after suffering injuries at the hands of Native American forces by Hector Martinez. “Salvador” shares the desperate act to save a young boy’s life when a doctor helps facilitate an illegal organ donation by Debora Von Habsburg. “Sugar, Spice and Sacrifice” is a visual poem that highlights the importance of diversity in the U.S. and the role immigrants play in its success by returning film-maker (from Season 1) Lauren McGarrett.

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Episode 203

In this episode we feature three films: “Lustrum”, A sci-fi thriller that begins after four men have mysteriously disappeared in a forest and an anxious girlfriend who can’t shake the feeling of being closely watched by Michael Lozano & Paola Flores. “Ayita’s Dream” is the story of a young girl who won't give up on pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer by Isis Masoud. And “Pluto”, a short film about Charlie’s pet dog Pluto, who is sent back in time to save the earth from oblivion by David Chavez.

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Episode 204

In this episode we feature two documentaries that focus on legacies, one through music and one through letters. “Carry That Weight - A Rockumentary” is the emotional story of one teacher; his perseverance in the face of adversity and the lives of many students he changed through music by Brian J. Leitten. “Legacy Letters” showcases a class that teaches seniors how to reflect deeply on their past in order to document their lives in creative ways for future generations by Tyler Council.

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Episode 205

In this episode we feature three short films. “Apple Pie” is a thriller about two young women, struggling to get by, who find it difficult to play by the rules by Jaydev Hemrajani. In “The Cardboard King”, we meet Gustavo, a Cuban immigrant living in the U.S. striving to make a better life for his family still in Cuba. When old wounds begin to resurface, his vision of “The American Dream” begin to collapse by David Liz. “I Feel So Alive” features musical artist Miguel Fasa singing and dancing his way through this original pop song by Executive Producer Barbie Castro.

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Episode 206

In this episode we feature the film, “Maya”, about a Syrian immigrant newly settled in the U.S. who must take on a job that goes against her moral code to save the life of her grandfather by Mohammad Jastaniah. Shot in Miami, the film attempts to humanize and break the stereotypical portrayals of Arabs in mainstream media.
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Episode 207

In this episode we feature three films. In “#TheConnectedMan” we meet a successful salesman who reconnects with a free-spirited choreographer from his past. In one day, their carefully constructed personas crumble in the face of reality and illusion, directed by returning film-maker Fabián Cárdenas. “Beauty Queen” was shot in the beautiful city of Miami, where the lead singer portrays a bartender who is infatuated and mesmerized by a lady he sees at a local bar by Joey Lamar Ashley. And, “Tears”, is an experimental short where the director and dancer, Carla Forte, shares the story through tears.
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Episode 208

In this episode we travel to the Treasure Coast and feature the documentary, “Jane Davis Doggett: Wayfinder in the Jet Age” by Pat Williams. Join us as we meet the fascinating woman who created graphic systems using letters, colors and symbols to guide people though large, public spaces such as airports, arenas and transit systems. If you’ve found your way from an airport entrance to your gate with ease in the last sixty years, you can thank Jane Davis Doggett.
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Episode 209

We feature two films in this episode including, “Rene De Dios and the South Beach Shark Club”, a nostalgic recollection of Miami Beach from the late 60's to modern times told through the stories of local shark fishermen by Robert R. Ramos. “Breathe” is a student produced film examining the relationship between minorities and police by Dexavior Smith.
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Episode 210

In this episode we feature two films. In “what's more important?”, we meet R.C., a young man in search of a job and car. Sounds simple but through a series of stumbles and bad luck, he finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel, by Frantzy Moreau. Director Andres Irias takes us back in time to Mississippi in the 1960s. At a Christmas party, Darrell, an African American, meets Lily, a Caucasian woman. This is the story of racism and forbidden love as the party turns violent at the hands of a KKK member.
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Episode 211

This episode features three films. “Six Degrees of Immigration” is a hybrid-documentary short film about a couple separated by U.S. immigration policy whose love may or may not stand the test of time by Jayme Gershen. Climb into the cockpit for breathtaking views in “Flying Solo”, a short documentary about the first Asian woman to fly solo around the world by pilot and producer Julie Wang. In “Six Toes” we head to Key West for a dark humor short film about Hemingway cats, accidental suicides and happy childhood memories by Quincy Perkins
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Episode 212

In the last episode of Film-Maker Season 2, we feature the documentary, “Against The Grain” and meet the staff from the Coral Gables Art Cinema who contemplate the past and future of film projection while preparing to screen an exclusive 70 millimeter print of “2001: A Space Odyssey” by editor Christopher Ahrendt.
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