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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.
355 backers pledged $62,023 to help bring this project to life.

Inspiring Coastal Communities

Posted by Alexis Andrews (Creator)
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Dear Backers, 

Our film has just won another award + official selection by 3 more upcoming USA festivals, to which Backers [of course] are always invited!  We have also been researching various options for distribution and recently attended one of the most respected documentary markets in the world - Sheffield Doc Fest where 2000+ delegates converge each year to network the industry and discover new films for their programming.

Feedback from TV networks, sales agents and distributors: Vanishing Sail is just one of those documentaries that does not represent immediate commercial success to them. So, rather than wait for the industry juggernaught to accept us, we are now developing our own hybrid distribution release - because, just like Alwyn, we are determined to keep this thing going, going keep it ALIVE!

The encouragement we received at our recent screenings in Bequia, Turks & Caicos and Isla Providencia [Colombia] proves that our film is inspiring to many traditional boat building communities out there who also want to preserve their heritage. 

For the next few months, Vanishing Sail will continue to engage with our audience through special programs and events, banging the big drum of island spirit around the world - and as this ripple becomes a wave, we will continue to develop new partnerships for wider distribution...

Please visit our website for upcoming screenings.

With Thanks, Alexis & Justin

 

David Coole, susan valentine, and 6 more people like this update.

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    1. susan valentine on

      May the wind be at your back, guys! Incredible credentials....the tradition will continue thanks to you!