Posted in Entertainment on 06. Aug, 2013
Independent filmmaker ropes in the Dominica’s biggest celebrities to appear in his new project
WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY Dominica’s top sportsman Shane Shillingford, Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Miss Dominica 2013, designer of the national flag Dr. Alwin Bully & celebrated Dominican historian Dr. Lennox Honychurch
Travel to the beautiful island of Dominica as one man documents his discovery; of identity, of the birthplace of his father and of a legacy for future generations.
RELEASED: Summer 2014
RUNNING TIME: 45mins (approx.)
LANGUAGE: English and Creole [with English subtitles]
Dominica is a country I so badly want to call ‘home’. However with a mind filled with unconfirmed truths, myths and warnings bestowed upon me by Dominican-born members of my family, I developed dangerous preconceptions of our islands’ history and culture – mournfully deterring me from wanting to visit.
I was also very close with my father. He was my best friend, my idol and someone who believed in me unconditionally. He sadly passed away in 2004 after a string of lengthened illnesses. This film will document my virgin journey to the Caribbean island of Dominica as I retrace my father’s steps to discover inspiring home truths and the breath-taking beauty of Dominica first hand. Introducing…iD.
Our team aim to have contributions from Dominican sports stars, musicians, historians and politicians. This film will discover the REAL Dominica and the people who create the culture of this beautiful island as I go about putting a small, uncelebrated country, firmly on the map.
This docu-film is supported by Invest Dominica and the East Caribbean airliner LIAT.
About the Writer/Director – Richard Etienne
Everything I have learnt about film-making over those 5 years has brought me to a place where I feel ready to tackle a project on the scale of ‘iD’ as it takes me halfway across the world (4121.9 miles / 6633.6 km to be exact) to the birthplace of my father and extended family in the hope of making something truly moving for all watching. My team and I welcome you to be a part of something special.