MCC Student-Produced Film to be Shown in Cine-World Film Festival

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 18, 2005) - The Southernmost Point, a 50-minute film written and directed by Manatee Community College (MCC) Professor Doug Osman and produced by MCC students and staff, premieres in the 2005 Cine-World Film Festival at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota.

"Students in my Film Style Production class did everything from producing, scouting locations, locating and auditioning actors and finding props and wardrobe. The film has been a year in the making," said Osman.

Eighteen-year-old Kevin Bein, a Cardinal Mooney graduate, has the lead role of Charlie Walden, who finds himself living with his grandmother in Florida after his parents are killed in a tragic car accident. The grandmother, played by Susan Jones Mannino, isn't quite sure she's ready to raise another child. An MCC graduate, Mannino has appeared in Asolo Theatre and other professional theatre productions. Other cast members are MCC theatre student K.S. Klos and Broadway actress Annie Morrison, who will appear in a new Hal Prince musical that will debut next fall.

Single tickets for Cine-World films are $6 for Sarasota Film Society members and $8.50 for nonmembers. They will be available Oct. 31. For more information, visit the Society's Web site at

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