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Local filmmakers on the big screen

Independent films, local and international, will be featured at the 11th annual Central Florida Film Festival. by: Jennifer Nesslar | Reporter

Originally published in the WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER – WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016  | See original here

Colin Harris

Colin Harris’ first feature-length film is darker than many other filmmakers’ firsts.

The movie, “Haima,” tells a story of a woman who, while searching for answers about her past, is brutally attacked by a man connected to an ex-lover. She must elude her attackers before they can finish her off.

“The reason why I decided to do this type of movie is because a lot of people, when they do their first film, try to do something more inspirational or uplifting,” Harris said. “I wanted to make sure, since I’m putting all this work into it, that I’m making a film for me. So I try to do a film that is in line with the type of movies that I like. So pretty much, if nobody else likes it, I would.”

Harris, an Orlando resident, leads a busy life as a husband, filmmaker, full-time employee with the Federal Aviation Administration and instructor of cinematic studies at Central Florida Institute of Technology.

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

“Haima”

FILMMAKER: Colin Harris

SHOWTIME: 7:35 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Theater 1

SYNOPSIS: After an attack set up by a former lover, a woman awakens to find she has amnesia.

CATEGORY: Feature


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