Get your Boo on for days with Halloween streams

It’s impossible to ignore dire warnings about Halloween this year. Past years have brought warnings, but none like those associated with COVID. Some neighborhoods in my city of Jacksonville, FL will still host traditional trick or treating, but neighbors I’ve spoken to say they’ll take precautions with masks and distancing. Fret not! Continue reading “Get your Boo on for days with Halloween streams”

Florida filmmaker strikes again as latest heads to Canada festival

Filmmaker F. C. Rabbath is on a roll. Less than a year ago one of his films was picked up by Gravitas Ventures. Rabbath just learned his latest film was selected by the Montreal Independent Film Festival. The Florida-based filmmaker wasted no time in wrapping one film and beginning the next. (Article continues after film trailer.)
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Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election

Civil discourse is up front and center as debates on social media, and censorship of same, heat up ahead of the US presidential election in November. It’s common for people to praise or criticize candidates, but for many of us, discourse would be beneficial if it delved into matters like philosophy and policy. As someone whose career focuses on the arts, particularly filmmaking, Jared Rush who founded Third Man Entertainment was a perfect choice for speaker at the virtual meeting the Bastiat chapter in Jacksonville held on August 12.

What many of us are now seeing on sites like Facebook doesn’t just have to do with what you post—now criticism is directed at what you don’t post. How do we make sense of all this? Continue reading “Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election”

Florida filmmaker, on heels of success, wraps production on genre blend ‘The Waiting’

Promo poster for film 'The Waiting'Florida filmmaker F. C. Rabbath is in a minority of indie filmmakers. On the heels of wrapping a film picked up this year by robust distributor Gravitas Ventures, Rabbath set to work on a new film The Waiting. After a few weeks of editing, the new film will be sent to festivals.

Reception at those festivals will determine the world premiere. The Waiting is a blend of horror, romance, and comedy. Rabbath summed it up in a nutshell for Indie Art South. Continue reading “Florida filmmaker, on heels of success, wraps production on genre blend ‘The Waiting’”

Jax film influencer does festival in Texas at site of Stonehenge II

Stonehenge II in Odessa, Texas; photo by Billy Hathorn
Stonehenge II, a replica of the original, found a home in Odessa, Texas. (Photo credit Billy Hathorn at en.wikipedia)

I had drinks with Jared Rush the night before he had to catch an early morning flight to Texas. Rush was invited to serve as vice president of the West Texas Film Festival in Odessa. As always, Jared was excited about meeting up with all the filmmakers, fans, and various creatives involved in indie filmmaking. What most don’t know is that in a city with approximately 116,000 residents, there is an opportunity to see Stonehenge II. Continue reading “Jax film influencer does festival in Texas at site of Stonehenge II”