Thursday Night Downtown
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:40PM-3:40PM
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Director: Gregory Mohn
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 17 minutes
Place of Origin: Orlando, FL
Shooting Locations: Orlando, FL

Synopsis: (Comedy) One night can change everything. Fiona is an overachiever who thinks she is in complete control of her life. On the surface, everything seems perfect but perfection is pressure. On Thursday night, she decides to let it all go for a night out with her free-spirited friend, Jordan. As the city guides them through a series of unpredictable people and fortuitous encounters, Fiona's perspective starts to change. She discovers that when you stop being who people expect you to be, your life can be anything you want it to be.

Cast: Dina Najjar, Jessica Montgomery, Jason Fusco, Amber Watson, Matt Doman

Crew: Writer: Dina Najjar and Jessica Montgomery; Producer: Dina Najjar and Jessica Montgomery

Production Background & Fun Facts: Thursday Night Downtown' was filmed on location in downtown Orlando, Florida and captures the chaos and excitement of the city's nightlife. The film is a unique vision of two female screenwriters and encapsulates the comical trials and tribulations of a young adult living in the city and trying to figure it all out. Through a cast of engaging characters, the film shows how the people in your life can profoundly shape it in ways that you never could have imagined.

Festivals & Accolades: 2016 Gold Remi Award Winner for Original Comedy Short Subject Film from the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, Official Selection of the 2016 Gasparilla International Film Festival-World Premiere, Official Selection of the 2016 Central Florida Film Festival and Finalist: Best Comedy Short, Official Selection of the 2016 Innovative Film Festival and 4x award nominee: Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Actress, and Best Short Film, Official Selection of the 2016 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, Official Selection May 2016 Enzian FilmSlam and 2nd Place Winner, Official Selection October 2016 Silver Screen for Short Films, Official Selection April 2016 Los Angeles CineFest, Official Selection November 2015 Mindie - Miami Independent Film Festival

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