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Bullying tackled in new Cayman-made movie

Local News 04 Nov, 2021 1 Comments Follow News

Wendee Miller of V4C Productions

Actress LeiLani Davis

V4C Productions will be hosting a screening of its short film called ‘You Are Enough’ at the Harquail Theatre, on Saturday 6 November at 6pm. It is a film that was shot in the Cayman Islands using local talent and crew and it speaks on an issue that young people often face in today's society, bullying.

Various dignitaries and educators will be present and a Q&A segment will take place after the screening, with light refreshments for all who attend.

Wendee Miller, Founder, V4C Productions, gave some background to the movie:

“It first started out with my daughter, Zie'l Burke, asking to act in a scene with me, as I was pursuing my acting and filmmaking career full time. She wanted to speak on a topic that she faced and is currently facing at this time,” Wendee advised. “She wanted to help others overcome their challenges of bullying in any way possible and she also wanted to share the words of encouragement that I would give to her with the world, because she believed that the world needed to hear them.”

Wendee said the movie was their way of helping in some way by sharing their experiences as well as giving some encouragement and motivation where necessary.

Wendee wrote, produced, directed and acted in the film. Lead actress is LeiLani Davis, who is only 15 years old and played the role with such strength and power, Wendee said. There were five additional teen actresses, none of whom had had any acting experience but aced their roles with perfection, took direction well and made all their characters their own.

“We had our amazing Director of Photography, Jose Hernandez Allen, who got the great shots of the film, Ms. Josefa Martinez who was the Co-Producer/Project Manager, the backbone of the production and also the film could not be as realistic without our makeup artist Ms. Aziza LaPierre who brought the graphics of some scenes to life. The entire cast and Crew, including the parents, saw the vision, jumped on board and made this film come to fruition. A full Caymanian cast and crew,” she confirmed.

The screening on Saturday is sold out so they may have to do a second screening, depending Covid.

“There has been a high demand for another showing, so after this screening, I may do a second live screening. If not a live screening, I may take the route of doing an online screening, in which, persons from our Sister Islands, supporting producers, directors and actors of mine who are overseas could have the opportunity of viewing the film before the final judging of the film festivals that we have submitted so far. I want to make sure to please the audience whatever way possible,” Wendee added.

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Booth Crack

19 Dec, 2021

I loved the part when LeiLani Davis spoke in front of the camera.