Float 23

Float 23 follows Fantasy Fest Parade Captain Bob Harvey and his "Mystick Krewe" as they build a "Keysopoly" float transforming the iconic game cards with names of Key West streets to ultimately win the Chamber of Commerce Award for the number 1 float of the 2018 Fantasy Fest Parade in Key West, Florida.

Produced, Directed and edited by Keri Pickett

  • Keri Pickett
    Fabulous Ice Age, First Daughter and the Black Snake
  • Keri Pickett
    Fabulous Ice Age, First Daughter and the Black Snake
  • Keri Pickett
    Fabulous Ice Age, First Daughter and the Black Snake
  • Bob Harvey
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Key West Film Festival
    Key West, FL
    United States
    November 24, 2019
    North American Premiere
  • 8th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-19
    October 20, 2019
    Certificate of Excellence
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla
    United States
    June 17, 2019
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    April 18, 2019
Director Biography - Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is a producer, director, director of photography and photographer whose work focuses on family and community. She is the recipient of a 2017 McKnight Foundation Fellowship in Media Arts and a member of Film Fatales. Her documentary feature, "First Daughter and the Black Snake", won the Courage Award at the Red Nation Film Festival, Best MN Made Documentary Feature from both the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and the Frozen River Film Festivals and Best Feature Film award from the Portland EcoFilm Festival where the 94 minute documentary received standing ovations in many sold-out screenings. It is available on Amazon and ITunes distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment.

The Fabulous Ice Age" is Pickett's first documentary feature spotlighting a century of dancing on ice and one man's quest to save the history of the great American touring ice shows Ice Follies, Ice Capades, Sonja Henie and Holiday on Ice to skating today. It is on DVD and streaming on Netflix in 10 languages; distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment.

Pickett's short film Steel // Spirit features movement artist Yves Musard's exploration of Richard Serra's massive steel sculpture at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City and it won a merit award from the India Cine Festival and her first music video "Annie Humphrey's St. John & Mikwum" premiered at the Key West Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Access is key to documentary filmmaking and people need to trust the filmmaker to have the camera disappear. I am lucky to have family ties to this story as the float was built in the same complex where my mom is a snowbird. Spanning the many days it took to make the float was made easy as I was so close by and so I was able to easily come and go, and I had the trust of the community. Bob Harvey's enthusiasm and dedication to the project was infectious and it was this personal touch that made the film meaningful for me and for the viewer. I like to focus on how one person can make a difference so Bob is the one who helps bring us into FLOAT 23 and makes it a more personal story and yet it is about the creative process. I am an artist who focuses on family and community and this film is a good fit for me with full access to the 'Mystick Krewe of Key West.' coming together to make something cool and celebrate their community. I really enjoyed creating this film and I believe the story reveals the creative spirit in the Conch community which I have adopted as my own.