Award Winning Cinematographer in Barbados To Film 2011 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race
The 75th anniversary Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race, to be held on 21st January 2011 will be the first sporting event in Barbados to be covered by award winning cinematographer Rick Deppe.
British born Deppe is an experienced documentarian and has produced films for Disney and the Discovery Channel. Director of Photography on Disney’s “Morning Light” full-length feature and the tremendously popular “Deadliest Catch” series for Discovery he had previously won multiple awards for his on board coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Deppe’s filming of Barbados’ unique sailing event, although focused upon “Elena”, the magnificent 55 metre A Class Racing Schooner, competing in the 2011 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race as part of her centennial tour, will also seek to highlight the natural beauty, heritage and breathtaking landscapes of Barbados.
The short films, when completed, will be used by race organizers and the Barbados Tourism Authority to position Barbados as a major sailing and yachting destination throughout the world.
The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race is organized by the Barbados Cruising Club, in association with Mount Gay Rum and The Barbados Tourism Authority.