Local 'Debutante Hunters' scores at Sundance

Featured in “The Debutante Hunters” are (from left) Beverly Mebane Helms, Kacey Bates Patrick, Kristy Olson Cuthbert, Sara Frampton and Susan Frampton.

Summerville native Maria White's short film, "The Debutante Hunters," won the Yahoo!/Sundance 2012 Shorts Competition. The award was voted on by audience members and comes with a $5,000 check.

Yahoo! partnered with the festival and chose nine short films that viewers could watch and then vote for their favorite.

An S.C. Film Commission Indie Grant recipient, "The Debutante Hunters" was filmed entirely on location in the Lowcountry with Trident Technical College students serving on the crew. White, together with 17 cast and crew members, will attend the multiple screenings of their movie.