Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:05PM-3:40PM
Short Documentaries Block - Click here to purchase tickets!

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Director: Abigail Tannebaum Sharon
Category: Documentary Short
Runtime: 25 minutes
Place of Origin: Bethesda, Maryland
Shooting Locations: Miami, Florida

Synopsis: (Documentary) RUDY + NEAL GO FISHING puts a face to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) The film is about a hairdresser and a soldier going fishing. The soldier is a veteran struggling with PTSD now that he is back on the home-front and his recreational therapist at the VA prescribed fishing as a form of therapy. The film is a snapshot of a moment in time where 2 men- from completely different walks of life- meet up for a fishing trip to help the soldier heal. Over the course of the day, the two guys bond and form a lasting friendship.

Cast: Captain Neal Stark, Rudy Watt

Crew: Producers: Abigail Tannebaum Sharon, Director of Photography and Co-Director: Pablo Durana, Editor: Cindy D'Agostino, Composer: Chris Beaty, Production Assistant: Milvionne Chery

Production Background & Fun Facts: I've been telling stories my whole life and am fortunate to make a living doing just that. My work over the past fifteen years- including an Emmy Award winning program- includes a national commercial campaign, National Geographic Channel, PBS, Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, and VOA. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is hard to relate to, but my short, independent documentary film RUDY + NEAL GO FISHING puts a face to it. Special thanks to Captain Neal Stark and Fishing with America's Finest (, Rudy Watt, Tabitha Aragon and Miami VA Healthcare System

Festivals & Accolades: Fifteen Minutes of Fame Best Documentary and Audience Favorite, Breckenridge Film Festival, All Sports Film Festival, Rehoboth Film Society's Regional Screening, Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival

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Rudy + Neal Go Fishing Trailer from Abigail Tannebaum Sharon on Vimeo.