Friends and family of cast members
of a short movie shot in Cayman will get to see the finished product at a
private screening next week.
Filmmaker Jamie Stanton filmed The
Island, which had the working title Four Brothers, on location on South Sound
and at Smith Cove last year.
A small launch event for cast, crew
and supporters has been organised for Tuesday, 19 October, at Hollywood
Theatres in Camana Bay, with a private reception afterwards at Abacus.
The movie is a coming-of-age story
about a young boy’s efforts to make peace with the memory of his brother by
reaching a small deserted island they had planned to conquer together.
Local actors David Lee, Jevaughnie
Ebanks, Zachery Powery and Brian Braggs star in the 10-minute film, which was
shot over two weekends in September last year.
Organiser of the local launch event
Polly Pickering said there had been great interest by the family and friends of
the cast, the film maker, and others involved in the film. “Everyone’s looking
forward to it,” she said.
The movie was made with the support
of the Cayman Islands Film Commission. It was also helped by the Cayman National
Cultural Foundation, which set up auditions for the roles.
Local photographer Patrick
Broderick was the film’s director of photography.
During his visit to Cayman, Stanton
will also be talking to students about his creative process and the types of
careers that can be pursued in film.
“We’re using this opportunity as a
capacity building exercise to help increase understanding and awareness of the
short film segment of the film industry among our young people,” said
Lesley-Ann Thompson, the commission’s head of marketing.
“He will address media studies,
technology and career education classes over a period of two to three days.
We’re pleased to say that the indication of interest received from the schools
so far has been overwhelming and we hope to be able to accommodate as many as
we can in his busy schedule.”
Stanton, 25, is a filmmaker working
in Bristol. He won a scholarship to the London Film Academy and graduated as
Student Of The Year in 2008. His graduation film, Undead Union: The Making
of…, a comedy he co-wrote and directed, was screened at the Cannes Film
Festival, London Short Film Festival and The British Film Institutes –
EATOURSHORTS, demonstrating Britain’s brightest young directors.
He plans to enter The Island in
international film festivals.