Our Tampa, Florida video production company recently had the pleasure of flying out to Los Angeles for the 2013 Filmapalooza. The film that our team created called “F” is a short film that won the local Tampa/St. Petersburg title of Best Film. As part of the awards we got to compete with over 120 teams from around the world from March 7th – 10th in LA at Filmapalooza.

Tampa Video Crew Florida at Filmapalooza

Over the course of the week our St. Petersburg video production studio learned from mentors in the industry as well as viewed the screenings of the other films. Screenings took place at the famous Chinese Grauman’s Theater right in the heart of Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd.

Tampa Film Crew at Chinese Grauman Theater

Some highlights from the trip include a pitch session with the Saw series producer Dan Heffner, and a keynote speech with film director Dennis Dugan [Happy Gilmour, Grownups, Problem Child, etc.]. “It was a dream come true to hear Dennis speak,” says Christian Schwier, director of “F”, and founder of Litewave Media, “we were able to chat with him after the keynote and get some pointers on filmmaking. It was an incredible experience.”

Tampa Film Company with Dennis Dugan

To see “F” check out Gasparilla Film Festival on Friday March 22nd where it will be screening alongside one of Litewave Media’s other films, “Jules Dongu Saves the World” [JulesDongu.com]- an action comedy spoof. “F” screens at 10:30pm at Centro Ybor, and “Jules Dongu” screens at 7:30pm. Director, Producer and cast will all be there. We hope to see you there!

LAX Video Company Tampa FL

If you’re looking for a Tampa production company to take your film to the next level, give us a call or stop by our offices. And be sure to keep up with us on Facebook to learn about all of our crew’s latest projects.