Falling South
Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:00PM-7:05PM
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Director: Lorraine Portman
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 39
Place of Origin: St.Augustine, FL
Shooting Locations: Niagara Falls, Canada; Rochester, NY; Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and Georgia, Tennga, Georgia; Pierson, Crescent City, and Pomona Park, Florida.

Synopsis: (Drama) Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from the life she has known. She has never been on her own and doesn't know if she'll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and a possible new life.

Cast: Madeline Barr, Erika Ervin, Marlyn Mason, Ashley Larsen, Eric T. Miller, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Hudson Rhotenberry

Crew: Writer: Lorraine Portman; Producers: Lorraine Portman, Xavier A. Santiago, Jonathan Chambers; Diana Matos, Cinematographer; Jay Pennington Editor; Michael McFadden & Ruth Hernandez Sound

Production Background & Fun Facts: The Falling South cast and crew went on a two thousand mile road trip to make this movie and Hurricane Matthew hit while we were on the road, so when we returned to Florida we had issues with housing and locations.

Festivals & Accolades: World Premiere Cayman International Film Festival 2017 Official Selection The Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase Winner 'The Every Woman Award' for best film, feature or short, about womens' experience Winner Best Overall Foreign Short Film (American, not from Texas), Audience Choice Award Short Film Official Selection, Iowa Independent Film Festival Official Selection, Oil Valley Film Festival Official Selection, FLY Film Festival Nominated for Best Short, Erika Ervin Nominated for Best Female Actor in a Short Film, Official Selection Action on Film International Film Festival, Winner Best Produced Screenplay Short Winner, Best Faith Based Film Official Selection, Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival, Runner Up Outstanding Cast Performance in a Short Film, Jay Pennington Nominated for Best Editing, Marlyn Mason Winner Best Supporting Actress Short Film, Official Selection Indie Gathering, International Film Festival Fourth Place Drama Short Madeline Barr Nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Short Film Official Selection Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival, Madeline Barr Runner Up Best Actress, Diana Matos Best Cinematographer, Lorraine Portman Best Director, Best Short Falling South Official Selection High Falls Film Festival, Official Selection Miami Independent Film Festival, Official Selection Gig Harbor Film Festival, Official Selection East Lansing Film Festival, Official Selection Imaginarium Film Festival Official Selection EyeCatcher Film Festival Lorraine Portman Nominated for Best Female Filmmaker & Best Director Nominated for Best Short Film, Diana Matos Nominated for Best Cinematography, Madeline Barr nominated for Best Actor Short Film, Official Selection Austin Revolution Film Festival, Official Selection Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Chandler International Film Festival, Clifton Film Celebration

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Falling South trailer from Lorraine Portman on Vimeo.