BARBADIAN SPORTS-DRAMA PREMIERES IN LONDON THIS NOVEMBER
movie Hit For Six! featuring Eastenders star, Rudolph Walker has its London Premiere at the bfm International Film Festival on November 13th. The Barbadian
London?s bfm International Film Festival has introduced audiences to black world cinema having recognized the need to fill a void within the film exhibition scene. London
Hit For Six! is the story of a playboy
West Indiescricketer who must fight the demons of his past, including a match fixing charge. He learns about love while struggling for his last chance to play in a major global tournament and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indiesplayer.
Since the movie premiered on April 18 last year and enjoyed a five-week run in Barbados followed by runs in Jamaica, Trinidad, Antigua and St. Lucia, the movie made the rounds in North America, screening at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Hollywood and in Washington D.C. at the prestigious American Film Institute. This year, the movie screened at the Pan African Film Festival in LA, it was a selection at the International Film Festival in South Africa and next month?s showings will take the film?s director one step closer to her mission.
?I want to share our rich
Caribbeanculture and heritage with the world,? stated writer, producer and director of the film Alison Saunders-Franklyn. She is driven by the desire to tell ?one of our own stories and build a local film industry?, viewing the movie?s world tour as a step for Caribbeanpeople.
Soon after Hit for Six! made its debut, it won three awards at the Bridgetown Film Festival in
– Best Actress, Best Cinematographer and Best Barbadian Film. Barbados
The movie was filmed on location in
Barbadosand Trinidad and it features an all Caribbeancast. It was produced by Blue Waters Productions .