2 Movies by UCF Film Alumni to be Shown at Winter Garden Festival
Two microbudget films directed by UCF Film alumni will be shown Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Garden Theatreâ€™s StarLite Film Festival in Winter Garden. Films at the festival are feature length and made for under $200,000.
Â â€śWaterhole Cove,â€ť by Brett Bonowicz, is about the relationship between a female caretaker in rural Maryland and the two men in her life. Shot on location in Maryland, the film features a cast and crew of UCF alumni and was made with an estimated budget of $18,000.
Â â€śWaterhole Coveâ€ť won first place at the Los Angeles Arthouse Film Festival. Bonowicz graduated in 2007.
Chase Connerâ€™s â€śLess Lostâ€ť was produced through UCF Filmâ€™s Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema MFA program. The film follows a medically retired army veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder. â€śLess Lostâ€ť was shot in 18 days throughout Daytona Beach and Orlando with a budget of $20,000, and also features a cast and crew of UCF students and alumni.
The film screened at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival as well as the Daytona Film Festival, where it was awarded the â€śAudience Favorite.â€ť
Tickets are $5 for each film. The event will take place at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St. â€śWaterhole Coveâ€ť screens at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by â€śLess Lostâ€ť at 9:30 p.m.
For details, go to http://www.starlitefilmfest.com.