FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island
Academy Award-Winning Director Among Film Guests of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Oct 22, 2012 - 2:11:14 AM

Meet Academy Stefan Ruzowitzky at the screening of Deadfall (USA) on Friday, October 26th, 7:45pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

Filmmakers screening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will be arriving in Grand Bahama for FLIFF On Location Take 2 on Thursday, October 25th and among them will be Academy Award winning director, Stefan Ruzowitzky who will screen his latest thriller, Deadfall starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara. 

About Deadfall: Winter. Somewhere near the Canadian border on the U.S. side. A pair of robbers are on the run with bags of cash from a freshly held up casino. With the heat gettin' hotter, the pair split up in the frozen landscape. Not so far away, we meet Jay, a boxer who just finished doing time in the state pen and decides to head home to Ma 'n Pa for tomorrow's Thanksgiving. Pa is the retired sheriff and their homestead is quite a trek from civilization out in the snow covered country.

Austrian-born Ruzowitzky directed his first feature film, Tempo, in 1996. He has also directed The Inheritors, Anatomy, All the Queen's Men, Anatomy 2, Lilly the Witch, and The Counterfeiters, which won the Oscar for best foreign-language film. Meet the director at the screening of Deadfall on Friday October 26th, at 7:45pm, at the Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel.

Meet writer/ director Lucy Mulloy along with producer Yunior Santiago at the screening of Una Noche (Cuba) on Friday, October 26th, 7:45pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

Also set to attend this year is film director Lucy Mulloy who is the daughter of acclaimed animator Phil Mulloy. Her film Uno Noche has been nominated for a Student Academy Award. It won the Spike Lee Production Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant, TFI Creative Promise Emerging Narrative Award, and more. She is currently developing Una Noche Más. Uno Noche will screen October 26, at 7:45pm at the Canal House.

American film director, screenwriter and editor, Daniel Schechter will be attending with his film Supporting Characters  which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and has gone on to win critical acclaim and several grand jury prizes for best narrative film.  He is presently working on his next film called The Untitled Elmore Leonard Project (based on the Elmore Leonard novel, The Switch) and will star Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid, John Hawkes, Ty Burrell and Yasiin Bey. Supporting Characters will screen October 27, at 7:00pm at the Canal House.


All foreign film details can be found HERE.

Meet director / co-writer Daniel Schechter along with co-writer/ star Tarik Lowe at the screening of Supporting Characters (USA) on Saturday, October 27th, 7pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

FLIFF Take 2 takes place from October 25 to 28th at the Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel with free outdoor screenings of the family animated film, Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise at the opening ceremony at Taino Beach on Thursday, October 25th at 7pm, and a second screening of Sammy 2 at Port Lucaya Marketplace on Friday evening.

Aspiring filmmakers can take in the filmmakers workshop, Stories That Matter with Ian Strachan, director of the Bahamian TV series, Gippie's Kingdom on Saturday, October 27th at 10:30am at the Canal House.

Meet Giancarlo Esposito as he receives his Career Achievement Award on Saturday, October 27th at 8:45 pm at the Canal House.

Hosted at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel, ‘FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island will feature international and local films, outdoor screenings of Sammy 2: , presentation of a Career Achievement Award to Giancarlo Esposito, filmmakers workshop, "Stories That Matter" with Ian Strachan; location scouting for international filmmakers, and a wrap party / awards presentation at the Grand Lucayan Resort.

There are three categories of tickets now on sale at reception center of Pelican Bay Hotel and at the office of the Ministry of Tourism. Our passes are reasonably priced with a Day Pass, giving one all movies, all that day for $7.00; a Fast Pass, giving you all movies, all weekend for $10.00; and the All Access Pass, which gives entrance to VIP functions, the workshop and all movies for $50.00.


FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island is a collaboration between the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board. The event has been made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Pelican Bay Hotel;; Mackey Media Ltd; Bahamas Celebration Cruises; Bahamasair; Balearia Bahamas Express; Grand Bahama Port Authority and Group of Companies; Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; FLIFF; Ministry of Tourism and SkyBahamas Airlines.

All festival information can be found on Get your tickets at Pelican Bay Hotel, and the Ministry of Tourism.

For more information go to FLIFF 2012 on Location: Grand Bahama Island 

or the Event Page on Facebook.


Meet Yanillys Perez at the screening of Del Lado Otro (Dominican Republic) on Sunday, October 28th, 12:45pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

Meet co-directors Carlton Smith & Michael Williamson at the screening of The Black Miami (USA),on Saturday, October 27th, 1pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

Meet writer/ director Victor Viyouh at the screening of Ninah's Dowry (Cameroon) Sunday, October 28th, 1pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

Meet writer/director Gary King at the screening of How to Write a Joe Schermann Song (USA) on Saturday, October 27th, 3:15pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

Meet writer/ director/ star, Artus de Penguern at the screening of Sex, Lies & Surgery (France) on Saturday, October 27th, 7pm, Pelican Bay Canal House

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