A Caribbean Dream – Soon to Feature at Limegrove & Olympus Cinemas

The locally produced and directed film, ‘A Caribbean Dream‘, is scheduled for theatrical release in Barbados from March 1-7, 2017 at both the Limegrove and Olympus Cinemas.

“We are excited for the film to be enjoyed by a local audience; its’ been a long time coming as we shot July 15 last year,” said Melissa Simmonds, UK Producer. “I ensured the right ingredients of expertise was united ; predominantly Barbadian cast and crew with a handful of Brits.

The final result is really something special which I hope Barbados will be proud of . It’s not been easy but ultimately its’ been fulfilling working with Shakirah Bourne; between us we had a shared a vision for the adaptation,” she added. Lynette Eastmond (extreme right) is the film’s other Producer while Christian Roberts and Keith Morris are Executive Producers.

The film, which is written and directed by Barbadian, Shakirah Bourne, is a modern twist of the Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set under a full moon, during Crop Over in Barbados. The much anticipated film will be shown from March 1st to the 7th at Limegrove at 6 pm and shown at 6:30 pm at Olympus. There are two matinees scheduled for Olympus on Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm.

Bourne (extreme left), who is equally excited for the film’s release in Barbados, said that she was intrigued by the idea of bringing a classical Shakespearean story to a modern Caribbean setting, and having the challenge of merging and adapting the Barbadian dialect, culture and traditions while maintaining the irony and wit of a Shakespearean play.

“The story of love, mishaps, magic and mystery is a perfect fit in the Barbadian landscape, and will bring an interesting twist on a story retold throughout generations – and I hope it would lead to more collaborations with other countries in the future,” she said.

Local film lovers got their first viewing of the UK/Barbados collaboration when the film previewed at the Barbados Independent Film Festival last month to a sold out audience.

“This excellent location added to the tremendous atmosphere surrounding the first Barbados screening of the film and judging by the reaction of the audience, it was extremely well received,” said Stephen Hall, writer, who reviewed the film.

Since the preview, the film has been listed as an official selection for the London Independent Film Awards, 2017 and is an official selection for this year’s Charlotte Black Film Festival.

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