Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wind Jammers to premiere in Grand Bahama in support of the GB Sailing Club




Freeport, Bahamas - Pelican Bay Hotel and The Bahamas Weekly are please to present the Grand Bahama premiere of the Bahamian family feature film, Wind Jammers on Saturday, February 12th at 7pm in the Canal House conference center.

Organizers of the upcoming premiere of Bahamian family feature film, Wind Jammers, which will screen at Pelican Bay Hotel on Saturday, February 12th at 7pm. Left to Right: Magnus Alnebeck, GM, Pelican Bay Hotel; Robbin Whachell of The Bahamas Weekly; David Mackey of The Bahamas Weekly; and Chris Paine of the Grand Bahama Sailing Club. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

 The idea to screen in Grand Bahama came about when Dave Mackey and Robbin Whachell had the opportunity to view Wind Jammers and cover the world premiere in December 2010 in Nassau at the Atlantis Theatre. "We enjoyed the film so much, and after interviewing the cast and directors, along with Sir Durwood Knowles who was a collaborator for the film, we felt it would be wonderful to show it here in Grand Bahama," said editor of The Bahamas Weekly, Robbin Whachell.

Co-directors of Wind Jammers, a Bahamian feature family film, Kareem Mortimer (left) and Ric von Maur are pleased to be showing their film in Grand Bahama and to be supporting the Grand Bahama Sailing Club. Photo: Wellington Chea

 Since the film is related directly to sailing and shows the Nassau Sailing Club, the idea of showing it to the Grand Bahama Sailing Club was a natural. After all, The Bahamas won its first Olympic gold medal in the sport of sailing. Dave Mackey contacted with Chris Paine of the GBSC and he loved the idea. Proceeds of the screening will be donated to the Club which has only been in existence since 2006, but is seeing great progress in such a short time, recently taking a contingent to sail in the USA as well as hosting the 49ers World Championships in January 2010.
Co-director Ric von Maur had this to say about the upcoming screening, "Our film is about a girl's coming of age while learning to sail. We are looking forward to showing the movie to the young sailors in Grand Bahama, and are so happy that the event supports the Grand Bahama Sailing Club Program."

Ric von Maur, along with co-director Kareem Mortimer will be in attendance along with the film's lead actress, Justice von Maur and other feature actors, Moya Thompson, Claudette 'Cookie' Allens, Sean Nottage, and Anthony Roberts.

The screenplay was written by Ric von Maur, Elliot Lowenstien and Michael Ray Brown. The film was produced by Nick Huston, Paul Jarrett and Kareem Mortimer.

Wind Jammers will be shown in the Canal House's Delphine's Room on the 2nd floor which is equipped with the best in technical equipment for such an event. Guests will receive complimentary popcorn and a cash bar with a variety of beverages for the young and adults will be on sale.

Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for Children (12 and under) and are available at the Pelican Bay Hotel or the Grand Bahama Sailing Club and its members.


Lead actress of Wind Jammers, Justice von Maur will be in attendance at the Grand Bahama premiere screening on February 12th, 2011 at Pelican Bay Canal House. Photo: Wellington Chea

 Film Synopsis: A young mixed race girl, Justice, moves to The Bahamas with her father and experiences a new culture. The family joins the local sailing club and discovers racial undercurrents. Although there are no rules against black members and most of the members don’t mind, one influential member makes it difficult for the new family. Justice joins the sailing program and meets new friends. She loves sailing and decides to compete in the National Regatta. A 1964 Olympic Champion in sailing is impressed by Justice and recognizes that she can help change the attitudes of his beloved Bahamas and coaches her to be a first class sailor. Tension mounts as the influential member, worried that Justice will embarrass him, tries to get the family thrown off the island. Meanwhile, Justice meets a Bahamian boy and the two teach each other about their different cultures. In the end, Justice inspires everyone to rise above their petty differences and unites them as one people. One Bahamas!

CAST:

George (Justices father) ..Brad Thomason
Justice....................... .......Justice von Maur
Sea Dog........................... Ashton Crosby
Whitehead..................... ...Craig Pinder
Christopher................... ....Nicholas DiMichelle
Lakeesha...................... ....Moya Thompson
Otis................. .....Anthony "Skeebo" Roberts


The screenplay was written by Ric von Maur, Elliot Lowenstien and Michael Ray Brown. The film was produced by Nick Huston, Paul Jarrett and Kareem Mortimer.

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