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Bermuda Documentary Wins Top Festival Award

Bermuda Documentary Wins Top Festival Award

Bermudian made documentary “In the Hour of Victory” has won the top award in the “Feature Documentaries” category at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world. The film, co-directed by local documentarians Lucinda Spurling and Andrew Kirkpatrick of Afflare Films and based... Read more of this article

Video: Jonathan Winters’ “Passage To Bermuda”

Video: Jonathan Winters’ “Passage To Bermuda”

Antic funnyman Jonathan Winters — whose inspired flights of comedic fancy were once famously recruited in the service of Bermuda’s sedate tourism industry — died on Thursday [Apr. 11] at his home in California. He was 87. In 1963 Mr. Winters [pictured] was deliberately cast very much against type when he hosted and narrated “Passage... Read more of this article

Bermudian Film Shortlisted For WorldFest Award

Bermudian Film Shortlisted For WorldFest Award

Bermudian made documentary ‘In the Hour of Victory’ has been selected to screen at the prestigious 46th Annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival in Texas later this month, and has also been selected as a finalist for one of their top awards. The film, which is based on the book of the same title by Jonathan Smith, tells the story of... Read more of this article

BIFF To Showcase Bermuda Filmmakers

BIFF To Showcase Bermuda Filmmakers

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] today [Apr.4] announced that it will be hosting a festival-within-a-festival during this year’s annual event to highlight the work of local filmmakers. The special “Bermovies” event will take place on Saturday, April 13, and comprises eight film with a Bermuda connection as part of the BIFF 2013... Read more of this article

UK Travel Writer Lives Out Bermuda Fantasy

UK Travel Writer Lives Out Bermuda Fantasy

British writer, broadcaster and self-described “hip-hop intellectual” Lindsay Johns was finally able to live out one half of longstanding fantasy when he visited Bermuda earlier this year — a destination that has fascinated him since he first saw the locally produced film “The Deep.” Writing in last week’s [Mar. 30]... Read more of this article

Exploring Bermuda’s Most Famous Shipwreck

Exploring Bermuda’s Most Famous Shipwreck

She remains the most famous of the hundreds of ships to have come to grief on Bermuda’s reefs — the four-masted, 192-foot long wooden hulled schooner “Constellation” immortalised in Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel “The Deep” and the subsequent 1977 film adaptation. Built and launched in 1918, in July, 1943... Read more of this article

Arthur Rankin Easter Basket Of Holiday Specials

Arthur Rankin Easter Basket Of Holiday Specials

Although their names are now as synonomous wih Christmas as snowflakes and carols, Bermudian filmmaker Arthur Rankin Jr. and American partner Jules Bass also made animated seasonal specials for Thanksgiving, Halloween and … Easter. There were actually three Rankin-Bass Easter specials, to be exact. The first — “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”... Read more of this article

Video: Century-Old Bermuda Footage Surfaces

Video: Century-Old Bermuda Footage Surfaces

Shot on location in Bermuda in 1913 and released the following year, the fantasy romance “Neptune’s Daughter” was one of a number of epic silent films that former Australian swimming champion Annette Kellerman [1886-1975] starred in. Until recently only 19 minutes of the 71-minute film was known to survive. But in 2012 an additional... Read more of this article

Origins Of The Bermuda Triangle Myth

Origins Of The Bermuda Triangle Myth

Scores of ships and planes are said to have vanished without trace over the centuries in a vast triangular area of ocean with imaginary points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico — the so-called Bermuda Triangle. Christopher Columbus — on his initial voyage of discovery to the New World in 1492 — is the first to have recorded anomalous... Read more of this article

Video: Island Cleaned Up With Soap Exposure

Video: Island Cleaned Up With Soap Exposure

Bermuda tourism cleaned up in terms of TV exposure when two popular CBS soap operas did location shooting on the island in the 1980s and ’90s. While they were appearing in “As The World Turns”, future movie siren Meg Ryan and one-time “Man From UNCLE” TV show star David McCallum appeared in a number of  sequences shot aboard... Read more of this article

Video: 1950s Bermuda TV, Film Studio

Video: 1950s Bermuda TV, Film Studio

Bermuda was ready for its close-up when a short-lived TV and film production facility was built in converted flying boat hangars on Darrell’s Island in the mid-1950s. “Crunch & Des”, a syndicated, half-hour TV series about the adventures of two charter fishermen, was perhaps the best known production to come out of the studio. Originally... Read more of this article

Superman’s Trip To Earth By Way Of Bermuda

Superman’s Trip To Earth By Way Of Bermuda

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive — and able to rocket from Krypton to Earth through flaring clusters of microscopic Bermuda marine life. In the 1970s Bermuda’s waters stood in for the gulfs of interstellar space in the epic “Superman” movie starring Christopher Reeve [pictured], Marlon Brando and... Read more of this article

Vampirella: Blood And Pink Sand …

Vampirella: Blood And Pink Sand …

Some horror film fans still consider it the greatest vampire film never made — a proposed ’70s epic featuring an ageless and voluptuous comic book bloodsucker, alien invaders and James Bond-type action/adventure sequences all filmed against an incongruously sunny Bermuda backdrop. In 1975 Britain’s Hammer studios — best known... Read more of this article