Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000


Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 112min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Documentary Achievement Award, Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award

In their last year of high school, students Na’Kerria, Jocabed, Junior, and BJ are excited for what the future will bring. They live in Pahokee, a small rural town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee in the Florida Everglades, and their whole community has their sights and hopes set on them: the next generation they are so proud of, ready to step up and help Pahokee prosper. As they navigate this sweet time between childhood and adulthood in which they get to take part in new freedoms and rituals, heartbreak, adversity, pressure, laughter, and love will be the teens’ constant companions — a roller coaster of feelings that will influence the future they are about to step into in a myriad of ways.

Filmmaking duo Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan imbue the screen with the magnificent magic of teenage existence, a time of simultaneous fear and happiness that they have so sensibly and expertly captured in their award-winning short films. Pahokee is a culmination of this expertise and first-hand experience, the crowning achievement in a beautiful series that grants a loving look into a very unique place and its extraordinary people.


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Director: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Producer: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, Maida Lynn
Executive Producer: Linda Dodwell, Lisa Leingang, Ryan Heller, Jihan Robinson
Production Company: Otis Lucas

Music: Eric Friend
Cinematographer: Patrick Bresnan
Editor: Ivete Lucas

Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

Ivete Lucas is a filmmaker from Brazil who is currently based in South Florida, where she makes films with her partner Patrick Bresnan, a visual artist and filmmaker who holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability from the University of Texas at Austin. Their short films include “The Send-Off” (2016), “The Rabbit Hunt” (2017), “Roadside Attraction” (2017), an official selection of Miami Film Festival, and “Skip Day” (2018), winner Best Short Film at the prestigious 2018 Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. Pahokee (2019), their first feature length documentary, world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.