Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bahamas Film Commission partners with FLIFF to screen "Beneath the Blue" in Grand Bahama

The Grand Bahama Film Office and Grand Bahama Tourist Office have partnered with Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, ( FLIFF) to promote the screening of Beneath the Blue in Grand Bahama Island, where the film was shot.

The film will screen at FLIFF as well as in The Bahamas on Monday, November 8th at 8pm in the Regency Theatre. The event is free to FLIFF festival goers who make the trip over from Florida.

Bahamian cast member, Leah Eneas will be present at the screening along with the film's director, Michael Sellers. The following is from the FLIFF website:

Upon viewing Beneath the Blue, you will think of the famous saying: Its Better in the Bahamas! Book your tickets now for the short 40 minute flight to find out. Bahamas Air has direct flights from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport.

The Gala screening will take place at 8pm on Monday, November 8th at the Regency Theatre in Freeport. Special guests at the screening will include director Michael Sellers, star Leah Eneas, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Officials and the Film Department for the Ministry of Tourism .

Visit www.bahamas.com for the latest travel deals.

Stay through Nov. 10th and experience the Fish Fry at Smith's Point that is featured in the film.

Take advantage of the complimentary People to People Program: www.bahamas.com/bahamas/people-people

RSVP for the FREE screening on Grand Bahama Island to: info@fliff.com

Alyssa Harker, an 18-year-old dolphin researcher works with her famous scientist father Hawk on Grand Bahama developing a dolphin language. Beneath the Blue picks up where Eye of the Dolphin left off, showing Alyssa's powerful bond with the wild dolphin Rasca. Having assimilated to the island, the research center and the dad she never knew, Alyssa is now tested when she meets a somewhat mysterious tourist named Craig.

BENEATH THE BLUE features Paul Wesley, who stars in the smash CW hit television series “Vampire Diaries." He was recently named one of Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Males of 2010". Caitlin Wachs (Alysssa) was named one of People Magazine’s “20 Teenagers Who Will Change The World” and received the Young Star Award from The Hollywood Reporter. David Keith (Hawk) is currently starring in the new hit Fox TV Series “Lonestar”, and is best known for his work in “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Behind Enemy Lines”. The majority of the shoot took place in the quaint, friendly town of Smith’s Point, Grand Bahama, where Director Michael D Sellers worked creatively intertwining the actors and story with the Bahamian community both on land as well as beneath the ocean. Sellers captured researched developments of human-dolphin interaction while bridging fictional elements with actual ongoing supreme court rulings.

Special Guests: Leah Eneas and Michael D. Sellers

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