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Director: Shane Christian Eason
Category: Documentary Feature
Runtime: 89 minutes
Place of Origin: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Shooting Locations: Florida/Massachusetts

Synopsis: (Documentary) Hoards of quirky, middle-aged men, donning white beards, sportsmen garb, and red berets, descend upon Key West for the Ernest 'Papa' Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. For the first time since it's history, the final stage of voting resulted in a tie between two long-time contenders Matt Gineo and Denis Golden. Rather than welcoming two new Papas, the judges deliberated and voted on a tiebreaker, awarding Gineo the title. Since Golden lost the previous year in the closest vote to date, other contestants consider him the odds-on favorite to win the following year, seeing him as a symbol of inspiration and determination; while others are jealous of the attention he receives and consider him a threat.

Cast: Denis Golden, Bob Orlin, Jim Green, Matt Gineo, Fred Johnson

Crew: Writer: Shane Christian Eason, Matthew Perez; Producer: Shane Christian Eason; Matthew Perez (Assist. Edit/Camera); Nic Sacci (Assist. Edit/Camera); Terryll Loffler (DOP); Richie Christian (Animation)

Production Background & Fun Facts: Shane Christian Eason is an Assistant Professor and Multimedia Production Coordinator for the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Eason specializes in experimental and documentary film, expanded cinema, media installation and film curating. His formal experimental and documentary films are conscience studies in the discourse of abstraction, memory, and identity. His films have been screened and exhibited internationally in a number of film festivals, art galleries and alternative exhibition spaces. His latest project 'PAPA' is a feature documentary that chronicles the Ernest 'Papa' Hemingway Look-alike Contest annually held in Key West, FL. He's also recently finished two experimental short films, 'KFLL | Squawk | 0.9 hz' and 'Ascend and Descend'

Festivals & Accolades: 1. 5th Annual Key West Film Festival (Nov 2016) Key West, FL 2. 5th Annual YES Film Festival (Oct 2016) Columbus, IN AWARDS: Nomination for Best Feature Documentary 3. Florida Atlantic University SCMS Colloquium (Sep 2016) Boca Raton, FL 4. 5th Annual Madrid International Film Festival (Jul 2016) Madrid, Spain AWARDS: Winner for Best Story & Best Editing of a Documentary 5. Filmed in Broward - Take 2 (FLIFF) (Jul 2016) Fort Lauderdale, FL 6. XVIIth Biennial International Ernest Hemingway Conference (Jul 2016) Chicago, IL 7. 4th Annual Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival (Jun 2016) Jerome, AZ 8. 21st Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (Apr 2016) West Palm Beach, FL AWARDS: Nomination for Best Feature Documentary 9. 6th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival (Apr 2016) Fort Myers, FL

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PAPA - Official Trailer (2016) from Shane Christian Eason on Vimeo.