St. Pete Film Hits International

Chris Fuller, the dynamic young director behind Loren Cass — a St. Petersburg based film about teenage life after the 1996 riots in Midtown — has been making the rounds of film festivals this summer.

Fuller, 24, just returned from a screening of his film at the CineVegas Film Festival where the film earned a glowing review from Variety. Now, this week, he flies to Switzerland for the Locarno International Film Festival and the film’s international premiere. Loren Cass will be one of only two non-studio U.S. films shown and is eligible for the Golden Leopard, the Cine Cinema Special Jury Prize and the Leopard for First Film.

Exciting stuff for Fuller and his cast and crew. Maybe in a few years, Tampa Bay will be known for something other than The Punisher or Pirates.

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