To all the cast who participated this week: Peter Bailey, Nicole Stamp, Ryan Ishmael, p! Barrington (so sorry for “abandoning” you in Parkdale bro), and Valerie Buhagiar, as well as our tiny crew: Thank you for coming out.
For one day (Tuesday) there was snow, but it melted before we had a chance to point a camera at it. For those not in the know, our film needs SNOW to justify the title and complete a central conceit of the film, which is about a group of characters under seige in the cold (a metaphor many immigrants to Canada can identify with strongly). Thanks to Global Warming, 2006 broke all records, and there was no snow during principal photography.
But snow is promised in the coming weeks …
In other newz: Warm thanks to all who have emailed or called in kind compliments about our series Literature Alive. They are much appreciated.
Here’s one from writer Rachel Manley:
I have long thought your enterprise a most worthwhile and essential one, not just for the Caribbean in diaspora, but for the Caribbean at home…We are, after all, one. And what strengthens us anywhere strengthens us everywhere. It also strengthens Canada as you deftly collect what Martin Carter calls “our scattered skeleton” and fold us into this country’s unique mix – their “mosaic.”
If you missed the premiere of Rachel’s film on Bravo! two weeks ago, here is a clip from it:
In The Shadow of My Fathers: Rachel Manley, was directed by Lana Lovell.
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