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Sail was once the life blood of the Caribbean. The film tells the compelling story of a tradition on the verge of extinction.
Sail was once the life blood of the Caribbean. The film tells the compelling story of a tradition on the verge of extinction.
Sail was once the life blood of the Caribbean. The film tells the compelling story of a tradition on the verge of extinction.
355 backers pledged $62,023 to help bring this project to life.

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Canada Premiere - Toronto

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Hello Backers,  

We have more great news for you - our film has been selected to screen in Toronto at the 10th Anniversary Caribbean Tales Film Festival!

We very much look forward to bringing our story to one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world on September 14th, @ The Royal Theatre - in case any of you wonderful backers would like to join us for the Canadian Premiere! 

Meanwhile if any of you [or your friends or relatives] are in the Newport, RI area, please know you are invited to our pre-party on August 5th...Rum & Goat Curry will be served!

 With Thanks & Respect!

U.S. Premiere in Newport!

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Hello Backers, 

We have some exciting news for you - our film has been selected to screen in Newport with the Rhode Island International Film Festival!

It has been a long and winding journey to complete this film and it is with huge thanks & respect to the community of Windward, Carriacou that we begin sharing this story with the world.

The event will take place @ Newport's historic art house cinema The Jane Pickens Theatre August 5th, 7:30pm. If any of you wonderful people are in the area and would like to join us for the U.S. Premiere, do send us a message.

Thank you again for your support during those early stages!

Screening @ the Source

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Before we take the film to festivals worldwide, there was one pressing issue. Alwyn Enoe, our main character could not make it to the premiere, so we decided to set sail right away from St. Barth's to Carriacou along the old smuggling route - this time with a different cargo: a projector and giant screen!  

On arrival in Windward we set up the outdoor theatre at the Dover Primary School where the community gathered eagerly to take their seats.

The crowd grew to over 200 people as they watched for familar faces and all stood and cheered at the ending & final resolution of the film. A very touching moment for all — especially Alwyn, who had not seen any of his footage during the 5 years of filming.

A big thank you to the community of Windward for their wonderful support and encouragement & to ALL our Kickstarter backers for being part of making this happen!

Submissions to film festivals have now been made — stay tuned to find out when Vanishing Sail is coming to a location near you!

The First Screening!

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The world Premiere of Vanishing Sail - what a night! West Indies sloops & schooners from up and down the islands gathered on the dock for the 20th anniversary St. Barth Film Festival. By nightfall the crowd swelled to 350 + people, a brief intro and the music of the sea began. The dock became wrapped in silence, only the creaking of mooring lines, the vessels all swaying together lit by the moon, all feeling the story as one. Very powerful indeed to finally see our film come alive on a huge screen with such a wonderful audience followed by a standing ovation...THANK YOU ST. BARTH!

Director, Alwyn's Sons & Producer
Director, Alwyn's Sons & Producer

The film will be screened at selected Film Festivals during this summer & fall prior to a general release. For further info please sign up for news @ Vanishingsail.com

World Premiere @ St. Barth Film Festival

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The Time has FINALLY come!

We will be premiering our film @ the 20th Anniversary St. Barth Film Festival on April 30th - with the last remaining Sloops & Schooners of the West Indies in attendance on the dock in Gustavia.

The event will be followed by the West Indies Regatta - "Reconnecting the Islands with Traditional Sail". So if any of you wonderful backers would like to join us, you would be most welcome!

There will be further screenings at Film Festivals in the USA & Europe during the summer and fall. We shall of course notify you about these a well as eventual distribution and DVD availability.

Thank you again for your support!