The inaugural Reel Deal Film Festival was held on September 30, 2021. The festival attracted submissions from over 40 countries and most of the United States. The Premiere Party kick off, A Taste of New Smyrna, screened the world premiere of “My Invisible Husband,” directed by Brent Eite and produced by Shelley Lynch (pictured above).
The film shares the story of Shelley’s healing journey after her husband’s sudden death. It highlights the beauty of New Smyrna Beach, and how connecting to nature can assist in staying grounded and centered. The film also shows her unique relationship with local dolphins and other wildlife.
The Festival was a project of The Reel Film Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 promoting Film Arts and Outreach in Volusia County. Space was provided by generous sponsorship from the city of New Smyrna Beach, and location sponsors Marriott Springhill Suites NSB, and The Hub on Canal, Inc.
After great success at the premiere, the film is now available for rental via Vimeo. The rental is available for a 48-hour streaming period and costs $9.99. Find more details about the film online:
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Shelley was also featured on the April 2022 cover of East Coast Current! Check out the issue by clicking below: