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Bahamian filmmaker holds red-carpet screening in Florida of "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning"
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Nov 22, 2013 - 3:30:46 PM

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Miami, FLORIDA - 23 year old Bahamian filmmaker, Jarrod A Knowles' dreams came true and his hard work paid off when his film, "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning" premiered on the big screen on October 27th at O Cinema in Miami Shores.

Likely known as the only Bahamian ever to delve into the genre of horror, this feature length film is dabbled with hilarious comedy and
is about 8 diverse college students on an ecology research trip along with a witty chaperone who must decide whether to fight for their lives OR fight to escape, when suddenly all hell breaks loose.  

When asked why he chose that particular genre he said, "
Horror is typically one of the easier genres to produce, as far as competition is concerned, because there aren't many great horror films. Moreover, you usually don't need a huge budget, or big name actors."

The MIami-based film producer and Florida International University alumnist was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and attended Kingsway Academy and Queens College as well as home-schooled for a year.  When asked how the storyline came about he said, "I t all started with a script I wrote when I was a freshman in college. One day, I decided I'd turn the words on the page into moving pictures. I did not sleep well until the story was told, and the vision was realized. I hosted a casting call, secured a familiar location, hustled together some resources, and thus began my journey into the film world."

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"What Lies Beyond...The Beginning" premiered on the big screen on October 27th at O Cinema in Miami Shores. The event was partly sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

The red carpet screening was partly sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and had over 250 guests.  The film is 96 minutes in length and has lots of comedic relief and gritty horror sequences. It stars some of Miami's newest and funniest local talent.

"H e is a talented young filmmaker with a bright future," said Bahamas Film Commissioner, Craig Woods. "He is courageous to go beyond the common boarders and tackle a very difficult film genre...horror.  His script is well written, and he has captured the true essence of the subject blending his own brand of cinema with that of some legendary Hollywood filmmakers. With consistent work and focus, his career as a filmmaker can only go to greater heights. Keep your eyes on the prize, Jarrod."

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