ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Movie fans will have an opportunity to meet the stars of the highly anticipated HAMA movie ‘The Skin’, which premiere’s on Thursday, June 02 at the Deluxe Cinema in St. John’s. The stellar cast will be led by Carl Bradshaw, the veteran Jamaican actor, who is starring in his first Antiguan produced film.
Bradshaw is one of the original cast members of the iconic ‘The Harder They Come’ and one of Jamaica’s most prolific actors appearing in such regional and international hits as ‘The Mighty Quinn’ opposite Denzel Washington and the highly acclaimed ‘Dancehall Queen’. However, his role in the ‘The Skin’ will be a departure from his more familiar roles as it is the first time that he is playing a Mystic and Howard Allen, writer and director of ‘The Skin’, states that: “Carl Bradshaw delivers a stunning performance that is compelling and very real.”
Bradshaw will be joined by fellow cast members Aisha Ralph and Brent Simon at the premiere as well as the film’s writer and director, Howard Allen, executive producer, Mitzi Allen and the rest of the cast, crew, strategic partners, government officials, local celebrities, family and friends. Special media guests include Shelley James, an award-winning Canadian producer and journalist who will be covering the event for The Toronto Star’s “Sway” Magazine which reaches an audience of 1.5 million in the Toronto area and Lisa Wickham’s E-Zone, the Caribbean’s number one entertainment programme.
“We are really excited about E-Zone being here and want to thank the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the A&B Ministry of Tourism for partnering with us and hosting the presenters and crew not only for the premiere but also taking them to the film’s locations in Antigua and Barbuda,” explains Mitzi Allen. The E-Zone crew will be staying at Villas at Sunset Lane. Hawksbill Resort and Sugar Ridge Resort and Spa are among the hotels hosting guests for the premiere.
Allen also added that Bradshaw will be staying at the Jolly Beach Hotel and Spa and has opted to spend a week in Antigua: “He wants to go to the public showing and meet local film goers to get a real feel of the Antiguan movie going experience.”
Strategic partner Quin Farara, the island’s premier supplier of fine wines and spirits, will provide a premium bar at the cocktail starting at 6pm.
The evening’s Master of Ceremony will be David Stewart, a former radio and television news reporter and program director, who also had a three-decade career in higher education. He worked for radio and television stations in New York State and retired from Cornell University in 2000, after serving in various capacities. His relationship with HAMA began when he literally stumbled upon the Premiere of the couple’s second movie ‘No Seed’ and it led to several collaborations with his alma mater Ithaca College of which he is a Trustee.
Fans will have an opportunity to see ‘The Skin’ at an advanced showing starting at 9pm, straight after the premiere.
‘The Skin’ is a supernatural thriller about a young couple played by Aisha Ralph and Brent Simon who encounter strange occurrences after they find and sell an ancient artefact.
View the movie trailer, behind the scenes footage The Skin’s production diary at http://theskinahamafilm.wordpress.com.