May 26, 2022

Cayman Islands movie project supported by Government

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Awe film 9 ssThe locally-produced short film ‘The Devil You Know,’ which premiered to a packed theatre on Saturday, 13th September at Regal Cinemas Camana Bay, was made possible in part by a grant from the Ministry of Culture.

As part of Government’s continued policy of encouraging the Cayman Islands’ budding film industry, Minister for Health, Sports, Youth and Culture, Hon. Osbourne Bodden, recently presented a $1,000 cheque to the film’s Caymanian co-producers Badir Awe and Trevor Murphy.

Minister Bodden explained that his ministry encourages the development of projects in the artistic and cultural sphere, and that the ministry often refers artists to initiatives such as the Grants for the Art programmes administered by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, and other programmes on offer such as the myriad of supportive programmes offered at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

The thriller’s cast and crew are all local. Production leaders also shared that the short movie is in the final stages of the edit, with musicians now preparing the score. “This is a real community project. Over 30 people have taken part directly, with almost as many supporting indirectly,” said Mr. Awe.

Thanking the Cayman Islands Government, he noted that the funds would supplement private sector support.

Also attending the presentation were Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn and Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard.

For a sampling of ‘The Devil You Know’, visit:

Photo credit: Photo by Information Officer Lennon Christian

(L-R) Badir Awe, Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, Minister Osbourne Bodden, Trevor Murphy   and Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard.

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Beauty Queens visit Cayman Islands movie premiere

contestantsTen contestants in the 2015 Miss Cayman Pageant, along with the reigning Miss Cayman Islands, made a special appearance at local movie premiere of The Devil You Know, last Saturday, 13 September 2014 at Regal Cinemas in Camana Bay.

Contestants were among the first to see the short Cayman Islands -made film which also featured behind-the-scenes shots and a chance to meet the actors one-on-one.

Over the next few months, the young ladies are scheduled to make several appearances at upcoming public events throughout the Cayman Islands.

Badir & ladiesPhoto caption(s): taken by Information Officer Lennon Christian

  1. 2015 Mss Cayman Islands contestants (L to R) Adrianna Bodden, Tonie Chisolm, Stephanie Scott, Janique Smith, Schilo Scott, Mahalia Seymour, Latrese Haylock, Kamala Murugesu, Emily Bodden, and Anika Conolly.
  2. Contestants (L to R) Janique Smith, Schilo Scott, Emily Bodden, and Anika Conolly get front row seating.
  3. Current Miss Cayman Lindsay Japal are seen with movie director Badir Awe (right), main character ‘Vanessa’ played by Abbey Le Cornu (left).
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