Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The film, shot in Pasco, won the audience award in the Narrative Feature category at the Gasparilla International Film Fetival.
Audiences showed Pharmboy, a movie shot in Pasco County, some love last weekend. The movie was named winner of the Audience Award in the Narrative Feature category at the Gasparilla International Film Festival, which took place March 19 -24 in Tampa. The film tells a fictional tale about the very real problem of prescription pill addiction. It tells the story of Gunner Barrett, a teenager who was born addicted to prescription pills. Lawrence Feeney, president of Pasco Films, is an independent filmmaker, and he wrote, cast, produced and directed the film himself and also got some producers, including Marc Dahl of Five Studios, to help. He also received a county grant. In addition, he took to “crowdfunding” platform Indiegogo to raise money…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Local independent filmmaker gets recognition from Florida Governor's Office of Film & Entertainment.
This is pretty cool. The Florida Governor's Office of Film & Entertainment highlighted on its Facebook page an article about Pharmboy, a film helmed by local independent filmmaker Lawrence Feeney. The post links to the Tampa Bay Times article about Feeney's film and says it is "An inspiring article about how one Floridian is getting the Sunshine State, more specifically his hometown, on the big screen." Feeney shot Pharmboy, a tale of a teenager born addicted to prescription pills, at locations throughout Pasco. He premiered the movie on Monday, Dec. 3. Read more on Patch about Pharmboy and the making of it. Locally Created Film Tells a Pasco Story Independent Filmmaker Aims to Help New Port Richey Community
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Lawrence Feeney is raising money online to make a film. Half the films's profits would be donated to civic groups in the New Port Richey area.
Lawrence Feeney wants to make a movie. He also wants that movie to benefit the New Port Richey community. Feeney lives in Trinity and is an independent filmmaker. He produces, writes and directs film and does so under the brand name Pasco Films. Now, he is using an online tool to try to drum up funding to make a movie filmed in New Port Richey and other parts of Pasco County. He is pledging to donate half the profits to local civic organizations that serve New Port Richey. He is trying to raise $36,000 to cover the costs of making a feature film. Feeney’s raising funds for his project using an online “crowdfunding” platform called Indiegogo and is calling the effort Save A City. Make a Movie. People pitch projects on the Indiegogo …