5 days ago, 04/23/2015 at 3:45pm
Film Fest Brings Disney Actor to Beach School
Disney Star, Ryan Potter, is visiting Fort Myers Beach this week and participating in the 9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival.
Potter, 19, is best known for his leading role as the voice of "Hiro Hamada” in Disney’s Academy Award Winning animated feature "Big Hero 6” that was shown Thursday night at the Pink Shell. The film follows brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (Potter) who finds himself in the middle of a plot to destroy the city, San Fransokyo. With the help of a robot names Baymax, Hiro becomes a reluctant member of a group of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Potter will be participating in the "Talk Fest” workshop on Saturday, April 25at Beach Theater as well as the Closing Awards at Fish Tale Marina. Beach School students are in for a special treat as Potter will visit the school today, Friday, April 24.
Actor Christopher Atkins will also join the festival as a Celebrity Guest this weekend. Best remembered for his role as Richard in the 1980 film, "The Blue Lagoon” and for his role on the TV series Dallas, he is attending the festival to promote his role in the film, "Waiting in the Wings: The Musical” as well as accept the festival’s Star Achievement Award. He will also be attending the "Talk Fest” workshop Saturday and the Closing Awards Ceremony on Sunday.
The Superhero-themed Fort Myers Beach Film Fest brings independent film fans, filmmakers and distributers to Fort Myers Beach this week. A record 76 film screenings, multiple workshops and two movies on the beach add up to the largest film festival ever presented on the beach. See page 16 for the film schedule or visit www.fmbfilmfest.com