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Posted: 9/1/2011


Charleston, SC -- An eclectic, intriguing collection of short films by South Carolina filmmakers will screen in the Charleston area on September 15th. All films were funded by grants from the South Carolina Film Commission, which included a training component with University of South Carolina and Trident Technical College students.

The program is part of Charleston International Film Festival's ongoing screening series, and will take place at 7pm at Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Admission is $7; tickets can be purchased at

According to Tom Clark of the South Carolina Film Commission, these recently-completed films have begun to be selected for inclusion in top international film festivals. And this is an opportunity for South Carolinians to see them in one program.

"These films represent South Carolina so well, whether it be by storyline or cultural relevance or because they simply show off the skills of our creative community " said Clark. "It's great that we're taking that and showing it off to the world, but we also want to make sure people in the state get a chance to see them."

Each film was required to use USC and Trident Technical College Media Arts and Film students as crew as part of the grant, giving those students essential real-world production experience, working under highly-regarded production professionals.

The screenings will include question and answer sessions with the filmmakers. The short films being shown include:

Civil (Dir. Erik Aldolphson) A young Civil War soldier flees from a brutal combatant, until a bigger truth is revealed.

The Debutante Hunters (Dir. Maria White). Documentary. In the Lowcountry of South Carolina a group of true Southern belles reveal their more rugged side, providing a glimpse into what drives them to hunt in the wild.

Toogoodoo (Dir. Lee Waldrep). After a despondent man has lost his way, he's coerced by old friends to partake in a weekend fishing trip. There he finds himself on an unexpected journey.

Dirty Silverware (Dir. Steve Daniels). In this dark, whimsical fantasy, a man travels deep into the forest to stop a creature from creating cursed silverware that brings unhappiness to the world.

Liberating Jessie (Dir. Rebecca Pryce). WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Jesse has struggled with the absurdity of modern life since he was a kid. Thanks to a rapidly spreading virus, that's about to come to an abrupt end.

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