Friday, July 01, 2011
Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center to be Featured in Locally Produced Independent Film
Fort Lauderdale, FL - The former emergency department of Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center (IPMC) was recently transformed into the set of an independent feature film, Finding Joy, starring Josh Cooke, Liane Balaban, Barry Bostwick and Lainie Kazan. Imperial Point is one of several Broward County locations at which the entire film will be shot over the next month.
“This was an opportunity for us to be part of a project that is generating jobs and business to fuel our local economy,” said Calvin Glidewell, CEO of IPMC. “We were able to enjoy our fifteen minutes in the limelight while making sure that production maintained patient and employee safety.”
Finding Joy, written by Fort Lauderdale resident Shona Tuckman at her local Starbucks on Federal Highway, is expected to be finished by winter of 2012 in time to submit to the Sundance Film Festival. The movie has been described as a comedy in the style of Little Miss Sunshine and 500 Days of Summer. The off-beat story focuses on a self-absorbed writer who is forced to move back home with his family when his luck and money run out. Longing to relive his glory days, he learns about happiness when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.
“We were very fortunate to be able to shoot at Imperial Point Medical Center,” said producer Richard DiPatri of Kreate Films based in Hollywood, FL. “The entire staff was very accommodating and it proved to be the perfect location for the film.”
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Imperial Point Medical Center, Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information, visit www.browardhealth.org.
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(L to R): On set: Writer, Shona Tuckman; Director, Carlo De Rosa; and Producer, Richard DiPatri discuss the scene.
Director of Photography, Pietro Zuercher at the camera with crew members, extras and actor, Josh Cooke.