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Kareem Mortimer's CARGO wraps filming in The Bahamas
Dec 18, 2015 - 4:45:44 PM

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Left to right: Kareem Mortimer, Gessica Geneus, and Jimmy Jean-Louis (Kareem Mortimer Facebook photo)

, an action/drama written by Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer has just wrapped production in The Bahamas. The film explores the miry world of human trafficking. The feature film is loosely based on the 8-time award-winning short film Passage

In the film, British actor Warren Brown plays a sensitive fisherman who transforms into a prolific human smuggler to pay off a gambling debt and provide for his family. It also stars Gessica Geneus ( Moloch Tropical), Jimmy Jean-Louis ( Heroes, Toussaint Louverture), Persia White ( Girlfriends), and Omar J. Dorsey ( Selma, Django Unchained).

won best pitch at CaribbeanTales during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. The film was also accepted at the Toronto TIFF talent lab in 2013. 

Writer and director, Kareem Mortimer with British actor, Warren Brown on location in Nassau, Bahamas for the filming of CARGO

Mortimer publicly wrote the following on his Facebook page this week, accompanied by the photos you see here:

"It's a wrap!! So much to say about this so I'll just be grateful for this experience with some of the most amazing people. I will say one thing, this film took us to parts of Nassau I've never been before and a few times I got really emotional. Two locations were the grove and a shanty town."

"When I was a 13 years old, I read an article about a Bahamian young man who did a day player role on a Nickelodeon show and was going to direct a film. I clipped the article and kept it in my drawer. If he could do it then maybe I could possibly work on a film one day. 20 plus years later I am directing Cargo with 7 international actors and 33 Bahamian actors in some very challenged communities and seeing the kids from the neighborhood watch us from shooting call to wrap with wide eyes and excitement made me think that perhaps in the making of this film we did some good by inspiring these Bahamian and Haitian kids that they can go even further than they can possibly imagine. Thank you everybody. ‪#‎cargo2016‬"

Written, developed, funded and produced locally, CARGO is the largest Bahamian feature film project to date.

More information: http://besteverfilm.com

Kareem Mortimer Facebook photo

Kareem Mortimer Facebook photo

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