Slash and learn: The story of locally produced horror flick Mangrove Slasher II’s murder, and how the film is now rising from the grave

Published September 15, 2010 Mangrove Slasher II Casting Call 2-5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25, The Venue, 500 Central Ave., Sarasota, 539-0010 or, free. Back in late April when CL broke the story about Mangrove Slasher II, an independent horror movie being filmed around the Suncoast, the two young filmmakers involved had been working on the project for nearly seven months, […]

Absolutely fabulous: The 12th Annual LGBT Film Fest covers the full spectrum of gay life

Published August 18, 2010 The 12th Annual LGBT Film Festival runs 2-10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 21 and Sun., Aug. 22, Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Court, Sarasota, 955-3456 or, individual tickets $9 non-members, $6 members; Festival Passes $45 non-members, $30 members; visit website for full film schedule and more information. The movies being featured at The Fabulous […]

Once upon a time: Anthony Paull and Something Spilled Productions represent SRQ at this year’s LGBT Film Festival.

Published August 18, 2010 This weekend Burns Court Cinemas invites Sarasota to celebrate diversity with The Fabulous LGBT Film Festival, a two-day event featuring six feature-length films, four opening with a short by local filmmaker and writer Anthony Paull. The Once and Future Me is Paull’s directing debut and the second short he’s written and filmed in Sarasota through Something Spilled […]

War is hell: Award-winning documentary Restrepo sends viewers on a deployment to the deadliest place in Afghanistan

Published August 4, 2010 The treacherous terrain of the Korengal Valley in eastern Afghanistan is regarded throughout the U.S. military as one of the most dangerous posts an American soldier can be assigned. Long-time war journalists Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Jungermake their directing debuts with a documentary that follows Second Platoon, Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne […]

Diamond in the rough: The producers of Beautiful Noise are making Suncoast film production a top priority

Published July 21, 2010 Visit for more more information. When Steve Tatone hit his 50th birthday after a successful 30-year career as a concert promoter, he decided to take his life in a different direction. He had always had an itch to make movies, but had never taken the time. “I knew that at that […]

The horror film, the horror film: On the set of the eminently quotable Mangrove Slasher II

Published April 28, 2010 “DID YOU KNOW IT WAS ILLEGAL TO CUT DOWN THESE MANGROVES?”: The Mangrove Slasher II trailer After ducking out of an Emerson Point Preserve beach party, a young couple leans against a tree to make out. But as things get hot and heavy, a dark figure lurks in the muddy mangrove […]