Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jefford Curre' and the birth of the Bahamas movie industry


The call of an ingenious visionary to lead the forefront of a new era in cinema history, now known as the Bahamas movie industry.












Once upon a time, in a land not too far away called the Bahamas, there lived a little boy named Jefford Curre’. One day while out to the shopping center with his mother, he was intrigued by how much fun the little people were having inside the store T V set.Without hesitation he made his way to the back of the TV, to see if he could get inside.As he inquired about the little people, his mother explained that they were movie stars.His family was a part of a strict religious order and she wasted no time expounding that movie stars don’t go to Heaven. Missing out on a little milk and honey did not exactly concern Jefford, because the family’s refrigerator always had a great supply of milk.However, when his mother elaborated about the hell fire and brimstone, it almost scared the living day lights out of him. Jefford’s desire to be in the movies never left, but all desire to qualify himself as a movie star was no longer a burning issue.In his child like mind, he devised the perfect plan. He won’t be a movie star, he would just be a guy in the movies, pretending to be a movie star. Later on, as time went by, his  parents had modernized their views on the world of movie making.

In 1990, Jefford Curre’ decided to follow up on an earlier vision that was downloaded to him on the necessity to kick-start an indigenous movie industry in the Bahamas.He requested his parents to grant him advance access to his share of the inherited family property, in order to use as collateral for a bank loan.While most of his peers were busy using their money to stay in the latest fashion, updated motor vehicles or build houses, Jefford Curre’s focus remained with a great degree of concern on the nerve dangling fact that his homeland was almost solely depending on tourism. He thought the nation was a sitting duck for an economic crisis, with little or no new industry of global proportion in sight. It did not look good, but it was obviously an issue few wanted to acknowledge as a potential problem. Driven by a sense of mission and destiny, Jefford Curre’ decided that it was time to take action to  develop a solution, to buffer potential future crisis.

This story will continue tomorrow on starsinparadise