Pharmboy Gets Into First Film Festival
The film, shot in Pasco, will be included in the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa.
Trinity resident Lawrence Feeney shared some good news Tuesday.
Pharmboy, a film shot in Pasco County, was selected for inclusion in the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Feeney announced. The festival is this coming March 19-24.
“Screening dates/times and ticket information have yet to be determined, but I wanted you to know that our little film, shot entirely in Pasco County, has made it into it's first festival!” Feeney announced to folks in an e-mail.
This will be the first festival Pharmboy is included in.
The film tells a fictional story about a very real problem in Pasco. It tells the story of Gunners teenager who was born addicted to prescription pills.
Feeney, president of Pasco Films, is an independent filmmaker, and he wrote, cast, produced and directed the film himself and also got some producers to help fund it. He also received a county grant. In addition, he took to “crowdfunding” platform Indiegogo to raise money for the film and raised more than $3,000 for the project.
He pledged to donate funds from the premiere, which was Dec. 3, to Friends of NPR Library, Greater NPR Main Street, Chasco Fiesta and Cotee River Bike Fest. He also said that if there are profits from the film, he would donate a portion to those groups.
He has already donated some funds to those organizations.
Feeney has done further editing to the film and released a trailer on Vimeo. Check it out and return to Patch for details on where the film is headed as they become available.