FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island
Film actor, Joelle Carter to be recognized tonight at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:30:36 PM

Joelle Carter will be seen in A PERFECT MAN (Netherlands) on Friday night at the Canal House, Pelican Bay and will be acknowledged as a Star on the Horizon by FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island.

Freeport, Bahamas - The organizers of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island are pleased to announce that Joelle Carter is their 2013 Star on the Horizon honouree and will be acknowledged after the screening of A PERFECT MAN (in which she is featured) on Friday, November 1st at 8:30pm in the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House.
The film also features actors, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Liev Schreiber.

Directed by Kees Van Oostrum, the film is about a man who after years of marriage, is left by his wife because of his numerous affairs. One day, he gets a phone call but it's the wrong number. However, he starts a relationship over the phone with the stranger and it is the most open and honest relationship he has ever had.

"Joelle is a great selection as our Star on the Horizon," said Gregory von Hausch, Founder of FLIFF, "She began as a model, turned to acting and in A PERFECT MAN also shows her talent as a singer. She is excellent at comedy, drama and suspense. Her star is just beginning to rise so look for her to shine even brighter in the future."

Accomplished actress, Joelle Carter has been acting in film, television and theater for the past decade.    Carter currently stars in FX’s Peabody Award-winning drama series Justified, portraying  ‘Ava Crowder’.  Carter has appeared in landmark television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Third Watch and the controversial series Wonderland created by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights). Her most recent dramatic guest-starring roles include work on Prime Suspect and Body of Proof.  

Carter recently completed production on the Lionsgate feature film Ghosts.  The horror film, directed by Kevin Greeter, also stars Sarah Snook and Mark Webber and is set to be released January 10, 2014.  This past summer, Carter starred in the feature Red Wing, alongside Luke Perry, Frances Fisher and Bill Baxton.  Also in the can is the independent feature It's Not You, It’s Me, where she stars opposite Ross McCall in the role of  ‘Carrie’. The story centers on a 30-something commitment-phobe, who breaks up with the love of his life thanks to conflicting advice from his outrageous, inner voices.

Her celebrated work in film includes starring in Phedon Papamichael’s Lost Angeles  and To Be Friends  directed by Jim Eckhart and executive produced by Aaron Eckhart. Prior to that, she starred in such feature cult favorites as High Fidelity  and American Pie 2, and Indies Swimming and Lisa Picard is Famous.     

Joelle Carter on camera Photo Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

In addition to acting in television and film, Carter has taken her turn behind the camera co-producing the award-winning documentary Altered By Elvis, about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll.  Carter went on to co-produce and star in the short A Girl and a Gun, which won Best Original Short at the 2008 Washougal International Film Festival.  She was honored to attend the 2008 Cannes Film Festival with the film, Jumping In, in which she starred.   

A Georgia native and Augusta College alumnus, Carter began her modeling career shortly thereafter before moving to New York City which led her to appear on fashion runways around the World. Falling in love with acting, she began her theatrical studies in New York City and immediately appeared on stage and screen.

Carter devotes much of her time to philanthropic causes, including the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which aims to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research to fight childhood cancer.

Carter currently resides in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.

Visitors and residents alike will be encouraged to come out and enjoy the films and events on offer during the four-day festival. More information about screenings, special events, parties and seminars can be found on  or the festival's Facebook page:

"Ft. Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island" for photos and further information.

Joelle Carter on camera. Photo credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Hosted at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel,
from October 31st to November 3rd , FLIFF on Location will also feature international films, outdoor screenings, an annual honour ee (previously Dennis Haysbert and Giancarlo Esposito), film specialist workshops, an island locations familiarization tour for visiting filmmakers, and an awards and wrap party at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel.

Ticket prices are Day Pass $7.00; All Movies $10.00 and All Access Pass (movies, workshops, wrap party), $20.00 and can be purchased at the Pelican Bay Hotel. All films will be screened at Canal House, Pelican Bay except for the opening night films which are free of charge and held at Taino Beach at 7:00pm.

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;  The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited; Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; FLIFF; and the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism.

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