Mega D Youth Foundation to take part in film festival | THE DAILY HERALD

The actors of Mega D Youth Foundation who are set to participate in the 48 Hour Film Festival.

 ST. EUSTATIUS–For the second year in a row Mega D Youth Foundation (MYF) will be participating in the international 48 Hour Film Festival. This year the festival will be held November 2-3.

“We are proud to announce that we will be entering this year’s festival where locals write, produce and edit a short film during the weekend in 48 hours,” said MYF’s creative director Dion “Mega D” Humphreys.

Last year MYF won the categories for Best Use of Line and Best Actress and ended second in the Best Film category, competing amongst film producers, directors and screenwriters from various islands, such as Aruba, Curaçao and competition winner Bonaire.

MYF’s actors were Charmaine and Shamida George, Linroy Smith, Renee Courtar, Taneesha Lindo, Z’Dijah Romney and Police Force Caribbean Netherlands KPCN. Their short film entitled “The leader” was based on domestic violence.

This year’s 48 Hour Film Festival will take place today, Friday, and Saturday. Today, at 7:00pm film makers from all participating islands will find out whether their assignments are action, comedy, science fiction, et cetera. The cinematographers will also discover which props have to be used and which mandatory line, such as last year’s “Say hello to my little friend,” has to be said in the short film.

The same actors who played a role in the festival last year will be participating this year, with the addition of Thadius Flemming, who is better known under his artiste’s name of “T-Time.”

For the first time in St. Eustatius all films from the various islands will be premiered for the public on Wednesday, November 7.

It is MYF’s goal to create productions which will develop and promote tourism to the island so that the 48 Hour Film project may be recognised locally and internationally, and “also to display the potential we have on our island and for our community to be more involved,” Humphreys added.

Source: The Daily Herald