Here is a nice little short film that was recently entered into the Sundance Film Festival in Utah by lowcountry Summerville, South Carolina native Maria White.
This Sundance film was the third collaboration between White & her husband and 1 of 5 films to receive grants from the South Carolina Film Commission. Yahoo & Sundance allowed people to view 9 of tehse short films online with a $5,000 cash prize on the line for the taking, The Debutante Hunters took the Yahoo Audience Award with her portrayal of these Southern Belle’s offering up their take on why they hunt, where they are from, what got them into hunting deer, wild boar, hogs (would love to throw some Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce on this), birds etc.
The film is only about 12 minutes long so it is worth the time. Personally, I thought it was pretty good although this is coming from the perspective of someone who grew up around these types of situations and hunting where it is pretty much commonplace. I can see how the film would be a bit more enticing to someone not from the South and who has not been privy to the outlet of hunting or being around it their whole lives. I can see how someone from another state or locations who do not really get into the sportsmen outlets as noted above can see it as very exciting to watch being that simply they are not used to it. Either way, the short was well done in my opinion and it’s always great to see fellow budding, entrepeneurs from South Carolina gaining some presence ranging nationwide, possibly internationally and as we have seen as evidenced by a great win for the home team even all the way in Utah. Congatulations! We hope to see more of your films in the future!