FLORIDA GIRLS

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FLORIDA GIRLS is a dramatic thriller following two teenage girls who attempt to rob a man in order to escape their hometown.

 

FLORIDA GIRLS aims to tell a story that encompasses horror, drama, and suspense as it explores power dynamics and sexual politics in the South. 

 

Currently, FLORIDA GIRLS is receiving development and production support from PASTEL, the Los Angeles-based production company behind MOONLIGHT.  However, in order to make this production a reality, we are raising additional funds in order to supplement the current portion of the budget we have already raised.

 

FLORIDA GIRLS is an adaptation of the opening scene of LAMB ON THE THRONE, an in-development feature film that expands on many of the themes and characters depicted in this short film.  

 

 

THE PROJECT

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

As a filmmaker hailing from the often-ignored slice of Florida depicted in this short film, this project is something of a labor of love and immensely close to my heart. What makes me so passionate about this story is that its an opportunity to explore complicated power dynamics in the context of a take-no-prisoners, knock-em-down-drag-em-out story.

APRIL MOORE

writer/director

April is a writer/director born and raised in Polk County, Florida. April has worked as a director's assistant to David Robert Mitchell on his upcoming film "Under the Silver Like"; to Amy Seimetz on her STARZ dramatic series "The Girlfriend Experience" and most recently to Barry Jenkins on "Beale Street." Her short films "Roast" and "Sophomore" have screened at numerous film festivals. Currently, she is developing her feature directorial debut, "Lamb on the Throne" with the support of PASTEL.

PAULA ANDREA GONZALEZ-NASSER

producer

Paula is a producer born and raised in Medellín, Colombia. After moving to Miami, FL, she attended the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts where she assisted director Antonio Mendez-Esparza on his John Cassavetes Award-winning film, “Life and Nothing More”. Since graduating, she has worked as a location scout in New York City and co-founded 5th Floor Pictures, a Brooklyn-based production company. Most recently, she assisted Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy on Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film, “If Beale Street Could Talk”.

ARMAAN UPLEKAR

producer

Armaan is a producer/director based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2013, Armaan produced and directed Eternal, a short documentary exploring the aftermath of a racially-motivated mass shooting targeting the Sikh community of Oak Creek, WI. As a native of South Florida, Armaan is also passionate about work that provides diverse and challenging perspectives on life in the South. His award-winning short narrative, Dixie has screened at various international film festivals. Most recently, Armaan wrapped production on Sand, a short project detailing race relations in Jackson Heights in the shadow of 9/11.
 
 

BUDGET

While we have a portion of the budget in place, we are currently in the process of raising funds to put towards the production of FLORIDA GIRLS. The money raised for production will be put to use in securing location fees, obtaining permits, renting gear and purchasing set dressing.

 

Despite the title of our film, FLORIDA GIRLS will not be shot in our eponymous home state. Rather, we will be doubling Southern California for Central Florida. This is in order to keep costs associated with production as low as possible and within our budget ceiling.

 

Filmmaking is, by and large, an expensive process. Any financial or in-kind support that can be put towards FLORIDA GIRLS will go a long way in ensuring the project is completed to the utmost accordance of our vision.

 

THANK YOU

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT US

FLORIDAGIRLS@5THFLOORPICTURES.COM