“Breaking Up with Rosie” Screening June 13

SCF Alums Offer Filmmaking Advice

(Bradenton, Fla., June 3, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Film Club will host a free film screening of “Breaking Up with Rosie” by SCF alums and Lakewood Ranch residents Rhonda and Karl Wilson at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13, in David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. The screening is free and open to the public.

“Breaking Up With Rosie” is a comedy about a divorced romance novelist who enlists the help of his close friends to keep his success a secret to avoid sharing the earnings from his novels with his ex-wife.

The 82-minute film, “Breaking Up With Rosie,” won Best Florida Production at the 2013 Gasparilla International Film Festival. Written and directed by Karl Wilson and produced by Rhonda Wilson, the film was shot in 11 days with a low budget using local actors and filming on location in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Following the screening, filmmakers and actors will participate in a question and answer session.

The Wilsons have full-time jobs and are raising three children, balancing their careers and family life while producing films through their company, 2DB Productions. They attribute their success to the skills they learned while attending SCF, then Manatee Community College. Rhonda studied business and Karl took film classes under Del Jacobs, SCF professor and Film Production Technology program manager, making their experience at SCF a great fit for running a film production business.

To give back to SCF, the Wilsons visited film classes this spring to share their experiences and advice with students. They also have offered internships to SCF students for their next film project, “Catching Junior Tate,” which is now in pre-production.

Admission to the film is free, but seating is limited.

For more information, call Jacobs at 941-752-5593 or Maps and directions are online at

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