"The Heart of Summer” appropriately captures the unique and urban twist on the quintessential love story. It is the inspiring story of a young man’s soulful journey to rediscover love through friends, family, and faith.
"The Heart of Summer” is the captivating tale of “Omari”, the young man who writes a book on his amazing summer experience after returning home from college. His experiences have transformed his identity. Upon returning home, “Omari” visits his family church where previously he had a brief encounter with “Naomi”, a hauntingly attractive young woman. The pair of them shared an instant and natural connection. "The Heart of Summer” explores this strong bond and its inevitable complications.
"The Heart of Summer” stars critically acclaimed actor, Paul Campbell, as a traditional minded and strong willed father. Also starring local actors Tesh Beckham and Lex Kelly-Meade, "The Heart of Summer” is a modern portrayal of young love and its innocence.
Locally filmed and directed by Adrian Allen, and adapted from the screenplay written by Tedric Huff and Mark Bridge, "The Heart of Summer” showcases the wealth of up-and-coming independent filmmakers in South Florida.
The Festival runs Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18, at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020. Tickets available online www.hc-pac.org or at the box office, telephone (866)811-4111.
The South Florida Film Festival (SFFF) was created to bring together artists who have a passion for filmmaking, and seek to find an opportunity to showcase, and distribute their film. The SFFF will also provide an opportunity for the businesses associated with the organization, to collaborate with talented individuals, and increase their involvement in the community.