Barbados Movie For Black Film Festival
Hardbeatnews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. Oct. 26, 2007: ‘Hit For Six!,’ the popular Caribbean movie filmed on the island of Barbados, makes its international debut this weekend at the American Black Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Written and directed by West Indian communications specialist Alison Saunders-Franklyn and produced by Blue Waters Productions, ‘Hit For Six!’ is the first film from Barbados to be featured at the festival.
The movie is a fictional account of a West Indian cricketer who fights a match fixing charge. He learns about love while struggling for his last chance to play in a major global tournament and earns the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indies player.
‘Hit For Six!’ will screen at Mann Theatres, Beverly Center 13, The Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Boulevard, on Saturday October 27 at 2:10 pm on Screen #8 with a discussion to follow. It also screens after a tasty brunch on Sunday, October 28 at 12.30 p.m. on Screen #1. There is no cost to attend the screening for persons registered for the festival. The admission for the screening for non-festival registrants is US$12.
Since its international red carpet premiere in Barbados last April, Hit For Six! has premiered and been released in several Caribbean countries. “The film has secured Caribbean-wide theatrical distribution deals for 14 countries through Palace Amusements of Jamaica and the Trinidad-based Goldmine Entertainment,” explained Saunders-Franklyn who is in Los Angeles for the festival. “We are thrilled to move to another level with this weekend’s Los Angeles launch,” she said, adding that plans were afoot for further international exposure and distribution opportunities.
The movie features an all-Caribbean cast and crew, including popular MTV Tempo host, Trinidadian Jeanille Bonterre; British-based Trinidadian actor, Rudolph Walker; lead actor Barbadian Andrew Pilgrim; Canadian-based Barbadian actress, Alison Sealy-Smith; and Barbadian actress Varia Williams.
One month after its debut, ‘Hit For Six!’ won three awards at the annual Bridgetown Film Festival 2007 – Best Barbadian Film, Best Actress (Jeanille Bonterre) and Best Cinematographer (Richard Lannaman).
For further information about the movie, visit www.hitforsix.com. –