The Couch - A Short Film
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StarFruit Productions will be screening their new short film "The Couch" at Downtown Sarasota's Home Resource on March 9th at 6:30pm. Local filmmaker and StarFruit owner Sage Hall, directed "The Couch" and will be present for a Q&A following the screening. Its an outing that is sure to make you smile, cry, laugh, reflect and rejoice.

The Couch is centered around a woman Joy, who has lost her job at the prime of her career and is faced with the bland reality of the world she has created. When her cat pees on her couch and she discards it in the ally, she gains a deeper understanding of the world around her, living vicariously through the people that encounter the couch and the scenes that unfold.

The film features five female writers who callaborated to create a cohesive short film: Korryn Day, Debby Hall, Mary Brown, Sage Hall and a familiar Sarasota community name: Jenny Beres. Beres won "The Play's the Thing" playwriting competition two years in a row and her work has be featured around the country including NYC and LA.

Home Resource is the leading contemporary furniture showroom in Sarasota and Southwest Florida, showcasing their creative house solutions by day and entertaining the community by night. They have taken on a European concept of fringe theatre that performs in not-so-common locations, finding success providing quality entertainment to the Sarasota area.

This Screen Actors Guild (SAG) production features many local acting talents including Emmy-nominee Kim Crow, Jamie Day, Jason Kimball, Chirs Greene, Jesse Kozel and Travis Weston Garner.

The composer of The Couch's soundtrack, Abornml Injustice, will be spinning original tunes before and after the screening. Seen in the past on stage with The Roots, at SXSW and Sundance Film Festival, his musical talent is integral to the film's tone. Complimentary white wine will also be served and the film's star will be ready for photo opportunities.

StarFruit Productions is a local production company that showcased a film at the Screen Actors Guild boardroom in NYC on February 9th, 2011. Their debut production "Candy." was one of nine short features chosen from thousands of submissions.

Take a moment to glimpse the world around you. Join this team of local talents for a special screening of "The Couch" at Home Resource on Central Avenue in the Rosemary District. Doors open at 6:30pm, screening at 7:00pm. $10 cash at the door. RSVP your spot at 941.527.9522 or - this is a limited engagement!

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