Monday, June 16, 2014

Bahamian Filmmaker Wins At The Africa Movie Academy Awards


BAHAMIAN filmmaker Kareem Mortimer is once again adding to his trophy case, this time with a prize from the prestigious annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

The capital city of Bayelsa State, Yenagoa, Nigeria became the centre of attraction as movie personalities stormed the city for the 10th edition of the awards.

Of the 30 awards given, Mr Mortimer won the AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Short with his film “Passage”.

South Africa’s ‘Of Good Report’ was the biggest winner at the awards.
“Passage” centres around a group of Haitians locked in the hold of a fishing vessel being smuggled through the Bahamas into the US. The story is focused on Sandrine, a 17-year-old girl who must hide the fact that her brother Etienne is sick in order to save his life.

Mr Mortimer, Trevite Willis, Lucy Hannah and Marc Boothe are the producers. Mr Mortimer is also the director and screenwriter.

A Bahamian filmmaker who has worked around the globe, Mr Mortimer has won more than 30 awards for his film projects over the past five years. His work has been distributed in 40 plus countries and has been reviewed by the New York Times, Variety, IndieWire and The Hollywood Reporter.

Tribune Arts and Entertainment

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