Film Screening of “The Couch” Set for March 9 in Sarasota

Local Talent and All Female Screenwriters Contributed to the Short Film

Sarasota, FL, March 05, 2011 --( StarFruit Productions will be screening its new short film, "The Couch," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, at downtown Sarasota's Home Resource. Local filmmaker and director Sage Hall, president of StarFruit Productions, will be present for a Q&A following the screening, along with actors and crew members.

The Couch is centered around a woman, Joy, played by Sage Hall, 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 alley, Joy gains a deeper understanding of the world around her, living vicariously through the people that encounter the couch and the scenes that unfold.

Five female writers collaborated to create the cohesive short film – Korryn Day, Debby Hall, Mary Brown, Sage Hall and a familiar Sarasota name, Jenny Beres, who won "The Play's the Thing" playwriting competition two years in a row and whose work has be featured around the country, including New York City and Los Angeles.

Home Resource is the leading contemporary furniture showroom on the Florida Gulf Coast, showcasing world-renowned furniture designs by day and entertaining the community by night. Home Resource has taken on the European concept of fringe theatre, providing quality entertainment to the Sarasota area.

This Screen Actors Guild (SAG) production features many local actors from Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, including Emmy-nominee Kim Crow, Jamie Day, Jason Kimball, Chris Greene, Jesse Kozel, Thomas Noel Smith, Gene Costa, Michael Ellison, Justin Irwin and Travis Weston Garner.

The composer of the soundtrack, deejay Abnorml Injustice, will be spinning original tunes before and after the screening. He has performed with The Roots, at SXSW and Sundance Film Festival His musical talent is an integral to the film's tone.

Complimentary white wine will be served and Sage Hall, Korryn Day, Jamie Day, Travis Weston Garner, Chris Greene and Thomas Noel Smith will be available for photo opportunities.

StarFruit Productions is a Sarasota production company that recently produced “Candy,” which was selected from thousands of submissions to be showcased at the SAG boardroom in New York City.

Home Resource is located at 741 Central Avenue in the Rosemary District of downtown Sarasota. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Cost of admission is $10. RSVP to (941) 527-9522 or

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For more information about “The Couch,” or to set an appointment to interview Sage Hall, please contact Sheila Longo at (941) 355-3006 or
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Sheila Longo
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