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This "trailer/teaser" was created to introduce a documentary project.
Filmed in Carriacou in the southern Grenadines, where the last Caribbean boatbuilders maintain a tenuous grip on their traditional skills. In St. Barth's where the smuggling trade in liquor & cigarettes thrived until the 1970s. And Antigua where the Carriacou vessels race each year among vintage yachts in the Classic Regatta.
Mixed with rare archive film & interviews with the last old Caribbean sea captains - the movie combines dramatic sailing footage with narration and an original soundtrack to tell the story of the Vanishing Sail of the West Indies.
Writer/Director/Producer: Alexis Andrews
Producer: Justin Sihera
Additional footage/support/development: Iain McGlashan & Roddy Grimes Graeme
Additional footage/editor: Shab Kirchner
Original music: Torsten Stenzel & Justin "Jus Bus" Nation
Additional clips Carriacou boat launch: Rolf Versen
Archive film footage/support: Association St. Barth des Amis de la Suéde. Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid. Nolly Simmons. Our Virgin Island/Pussers Rum. Global Image Works
Carriacou support/chase boat/accommodation: Dave Goldhill
Crew support/research/intelligent ballast: Ray "Schoonerman" Lynnington
Additional camera equipment: Wadadli Film Studios
Inspiration/archive stills: Douglas C. Pyle
Clean Sweet Wind
With thanks & respect to the community of Windward, Carriacou, West Indies
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