MCC Student-Produced Film Chosen for International Film Festival

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 3, 2006) - The Southernmost Point, a 50-minute film written and directed by Manatee Community College (MCC) Assistant Professor Doug Osman and produced by MCC students and staff, will be a showcased film in the prestigious Sedona International Film Festival to be held Feb. 23 through 26 In Sedona, Ariz. The film premiered in Sarasota's 2005 Cine-World Film Festival held in November 2005.

Recognized as one of the top festivals in the nation, the Sedona International Film Festival focuses on independent films and is in its 12th year. MovieMaker Magazine named it the "Fest to Impress." Osman and fellow faculty members Melodie Dickerson and Rex Willis will attend, along with student filmmakers Matt Brongel, Pam De Fouw, Justin Safaei, Aaron Sexton, Petra Vybiralova and Jeff Zimmerman.

Eighteen-year-old Kevin Bein, a Cardinal Mooney graduate, has the lead role in The Southernmost Point. He plays a young man 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, Broadway actress Annie Morrison and Abercrombie & Fitch "New Face" 2006 model Maxwell Zagorski.

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