AdFed Suncoast kicked off the American Advertising Awards (ADDY) season with an encore presentation of the local independent film “Rocky Mountain Fast Guy,” fresh from its screening at the Orlando Film Festival. Guests gathered at Cinebistro for live music, drinks, and socializing prior to viewing the film, meeting the filmmakers, and the hearing the latest in ADDY Awards season updates and scheduling.
“Rocky Mountain Fast Guy” is an independently produced feature movie, directed by musician, actor, filmmaker and resident of Sarasota, John McElroy. The film was shot at multiple locations in and around Sarasota with a cast of local celebrities like Henry Lawrence (former Oakland Raiders), Kelly Shaefer (International Death Metal band Atheist), Twinkle Yochim (Warner Bros recording artist), Greg Pitts (Office Space), and a list of other talented Southwest Floridians including Mary Jane Heath, Tanya Honeycutt Christianson, Kathryn Parks, Mark Troy and more.
Cast and crew members also participated in a panel discussion following the live music from the original movie soundtrack, the film and dinner.
The sold-out event was hosted by AdFed Suncoast, the local chapter of the America Advertising Federation. “This event encompassed so much of what the Advertising Federation stands for – recognizing creative talent and the work that goes in to promoting it,” said Shane Hughes, AdFed Suncoast board president. “We are grateful to the cast and crew for taking the time to join us for our award’s season kick-off celebration.”
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About AdFed Suncoast
A non-profit club of the American Advertising Federation, AdFed Suncoast is dedicated to the advancement of the art and business of advertising through professional education, legislative efforts and community service. AdFed Suncoast meets regularly, hosting speakers on various industry topics. In addition, AdFed Suncoast hosts the advertising community’s most prestigious annual event, the American Advertising Awards. Students and professionals involved in the advertising, media, communications and creative services industries in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice and Southwest Florida are encouraged to become a member or serve on the ADDY Awards committee. To join or learn more about AdFed Suncoast, visit www.adfedsuncoast.com.