Sarasota-Made Film Wins Big at Film Festivals

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Pictured: Elise Rodriguez and Kathryn Parks “Her Place” filmmakers. Photo by Connie Cuadrado.

Written, produced, cast, and filmed entirely local to Sarasota, “Her Place” was awarded Best Local Film at the Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Florida Film among 75 Florida submissions at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg. The five minute short was produced and directed by Kathryn Parks and Elise Rodriguez and features area actors including Parks, Rodriguez, and Casey Murphy. It was filmed in an iconic Sarasota School of Architecture home, The Umbrella House. Kathryn Parks directed the film with assistant direction from Elise Rodriguez and cinematography by Mark Palmer. “Her Place” premiered in the 2020 Sarasota Film Festival.

Pictured: Elise Rodriguez and Kathryn Parks “Her Place” filmmakers. Photo by Connie Cuadrado.

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