By Gerry Badillo -
Saturday, July 16, 2011, San Pedro was all ready for the Masquerade party that the Belize International Film Festival hosted at Kama Lounge, on Ambergris Caye. The night kicked off with the premier movie screening of “Handful of Dirt” by director Russel Watson.
Kama Lounge was a perfect setting for movie viewing and the Masquerade party with its posh setting and great atmosphere that included a beach bar and delicious hours devours served to ticket holders. After the successful premier, coordinator; Horacio Guerrero introduced the proud director Russel Watson to thank everybody for attending the premier, as well as a question and answer session about the movie with the audience.
Soon after it was time for the after party with special guest DJ’s (DJ Nora Tones, DJ Holiday, and DJ Wikked) from Canada, provided by Lady Luck Entertainment. They were accompanied by Sanpedrano/Miami Deejay DJ Leo Staines alongside with three amazing go-go dancers and a fire eater to entertain the crowd.
Kama Lounge was indeed the place to be for film, music, fun and celebrities; yes I said it “Celebrities”. Couples Retreat star Faizon Love was in the house enjoying the great ambiance and happily interacting with his fans all night long. Ambergris Today’s Gerry Badillo and many guests got interviewed by Tony Roberts from Hyperdrive TV. Ambergris Today got the chance to talk to Film Festival Coordinator; Horacio Guerrero and Nigel Miguel; Film Commissioner and they stated that they were all proud of the successful turn out of the second festival in San Pedro. Many people commented that they love the festival, not only for the impressive parties but for the purpose, which is to inspire upcoming directors, actors etc. in the country of Belize.
Everybody kept chanting Success, Success, Success! Definitely the Belize International Film Festival went all out with much entertainment to make it worthwhile for everybody who attended this unforgettable night, including the scheduled events in Belize City and special screenings in Benque Viejo, Orange Walk and Dangriga.
Congratulations to all the organizers and coordinators, great job and keep it up. For more information about the Belize International Film Festival go to www.belizefilmfestival.com and also “LIKE” their page on Facebook.
“Handful of Dirt” by Director Russel Watson
Synopsis- Archie Redman is a middle-aged man chasing a fading dream. In his obsession to hold on to his failing business—a small hotel—he has sacrificed everything. His marriage is broken, his debts have risen beyond his reach and he has a severely damaged relationship with his father. Thousands of miles away, Archie’s son Jay faces worries of his own. Recently graduated from university, Jay is stuck in limbo, penniless in a cold, unforgiving city and unable to legally work until his father pays his school debts. Suddenly, an opportunity to resolve his problems and secure his future presents itself, but to take it he must commit the ultimate act of betrayal.
For more information of the movie click on the links below
Official Site: http://www.ahandfullofdirt.com/
Press Kit: http://www.ahandfullofdirt.com/press.php