Thereâ€™s really nothing more entertaining and inspiring than watching a quality locally-produced independent film. A local avante guard filmmaker and 2004 graduate from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale named J. Vinazza is here to inspire and entertain us all with his eye-catching films that draw on his experiences as a poet, painter, and graffiti artist.
One thing that makes J. Vinazzaâ€™s films so unique is the fact that none of his characters are portrayed by trained professional actors. Instead, he casts his films with local rappers, musicians, and artists and is able to bring out the actor in them with his agreeable and friendly approach to directing.
Motivated by local film competitions, J. Vinazza has released 3 of his best short films within the last year and has experienced a rise in his productivity that is sure to make him one of the most saught after filmmakers in the area. â€œBulletfist: No Honor In Regretâ€ was entered into the 2006 48-Hour Film Project, and â€œJonny Efficientâ€ was
entered into the 2007 version of the same contest.
His film, â€œCut Your Hand on the Good Book,â€ was entered into the 2007 Grindhouse Deathmatch Contest, sponsored by the Improv Export Co., and won the $100 first place prize.
J. Vinazzaâ€™s main project going into the future is the completion of his first feature-length film, entitled â€œSelf: Direction 7.â€ This film has been in production for the past 5 years and includes an all-star cast of â€œlocal celebrities.â€