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On the Set of "Way of the Dolphin"
By Craig Woods and Robbin Whachell
Jul 30, 2008 - 4:49:38 PM

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Lead actor (character Alyssa) on Way of the Dolphin, Caitlin Wachs. Caitlins filmography also includes, Inspector Gadget, Kids in America, Family Affair, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisters, Air Bud, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Days of Our Lives...Photo courtesy Bahamas Film Commission.

Grand Bahama Island - Way of the Dolphin, the sequel to Eye of the Dolphin (shot in 2005 in Grand Bahama Island) is now in its final days of shooting.

The first film, Eye of the Dolphin was about 14-year-old Alyssa who travels to The Bahamas to meet her estranged father, Hawk who is a dolphin trainer.  Alyssa discovers she shares her father's gift for communicating with dolphins, leading to a bond with one wild dolphin. Way of the Dolphin examines the research and development of Dolphins, to learn their language and how they can assist mankind in better understanding the marine environment.

In Way of the Dolphin, Alyssa, (now played by Caitlin Wachs) is older and her adventures continue...

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Bahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods with David Keith (character Hawk) on set of Way of the Dolphin. David Keith's filmography includes Happy Days, The Great Santini, An Officer and a Gentleman, Indian in the Cupboard, Walker Texas Ranger, Carrie and many many more. Photo courtesy Bahamas Film Commission.

The movie, written by Wendell Morris is directed by Michael Sellers, produced by Susan Johnson, and the cast is as follows:

Caitlin Wachs - Alyssa

Ivana Milicevic - Gwen
David Keith - Hawk
Paul Wesley -  Morrison
George Harris - Daniel
Christine Adams - Tamika
Samantha Jade - Kita
Leah Eneas (Bahamian) - Duvey

The film is using all sorts of locations on Grand Bahama Island, with Smith's Point Settlement as their main area of production.

One night Bahamian singing talent and recording artist, "Spice" was in for a shoot at Port Lucaya Count Basie Square (See photos below).

Many local crew, and extras where hired for this film, which once again proves that The Bahamas is an ideal location for film making. Vast and beautiful beaches, dolphins and perfect weather!

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George Harris, with Betty Bethel, Ministry of Tourism, and Film Commissioner Craig Woods. George Harris' filmography includes Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Black Hawk Down, 55 Degrees North, Highlander, and Dogs of War. Photo courtesy Bahamas Film Commission.

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A beach and ocean scene in progress by Banana Bay Restaurant, Grand Bahama Island. Photo courtesy Bahamas Film Commission.

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Bahamian actor,Leah Eneas, has a sweet role in the film as she plays the rambunctious character Duvey. Photo courtesy Bahamas Film Commission.

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On set at the beach at Banana Bay Restaurant, Grand Bahama Island. Photo courtesy Bahamas Film Commission.

Final Wrap Day Photos by Director Michael Sellers HERE

For more information on shooting your film in The Bahamas visit the Bahamas Film Commission website HERE.

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SLIDESHOW: Way of Dolphin shooting at Port Lucaya Marketplace, Count Basie Square. Bahamian singing talent and recording artist, SPICE performs on stage. Photos: The Bahamas Weekly

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A scene for Way of the Dolphin at Port Lucaya Marketplace, Count Basie Square. Bahamian recording artist, Spice performs.


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