Tuesday, November 8, 2016

101 directing tips for filmmakers - Bahamas film industry.

5 directing tips for award winning moviemakers - Bahamas film industry.

It’s ironic that Jefford Curre’ has emerged as one of, if not the most influential figures in the Bahamas film industry.  Considering the facts that before he began his first series of movie production training trips into the USA as an adult, he had never even stepped foot inside a movie theater. Of cause there are movie theaters in the Bahamas but that had nothing to do with Jefford's development toward his destiny. He was a shy boy who grew up under monk style conditions in a strict Christian home, and was not even allowed to venture outside the boundaries of his back yard.  His friends, however, were allowed to come in to play and sometimes needed to borrow money.  Jefford never spent his allowance, except for occasionally buying gifts for his mother.  He kept a loaded piggy bank from which he made small loans to his friends, but there was one problem, he seldom got paid back.  To solve the escalating problem, the thrifty 10 year old negotiated what could be considered his first pay-per-view distribution deal that was a sure win-win.  For on quarter, his friends, who were allowed to attend the movies, would gladly re-enact the entire movie that they had seen.  For an extra ten cents, they would even add music and sound effects with their mouth, leaving the rest to Jefford’s imagination. 

The cinema that took place in the sand pile went great until one day, while the boys were climbing the wall to demonstrate an ambush scene.  Suddenly the newly built, fresh cemented walls started to shake,  too many boys were on the wall.  He tried to warn them, but things got out of control.   After a leap, the entire top section of the wall came tumbling down.  Everyone ran out of the yard as fast as they could.  With the help of two friends, Jefford put the wall together piece by piece, using mud to cover the cracks.  It was a great  prop work, but did not survive the slamming of the gate that evening when his father came home.  That evening, after a few dozen lashes on his bare bottom, he realized how difficult directing could be.  He learned some very important directing lessons. Directing lesson no. 1.  You are responsible for any and all out come,   Directing lesson no. 2.  Don’t work with people who don’t take directions or you can’t control.  Directing lesson no.  3. If something goes wrong be prepared, you'll take a good licking but don't stop tickin.  Directing lesson no. 4. Always have at least two friends you can trust, who won't run when the going gets rough. Directing lesson no. 5. Remember there is an opportunity in every problem, find it and keep moving toward the goal.


Jefford Curre' and the birth of the Bahamas movie industry

How It All Began

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.

Students! Here's your big break into the Bahamas Film Industry

Here's your big break! Now all you have to do is blow it!

Becoming a published “Stars In Paradise”reporter can change your life.  Even as a volunteer freelance writer there’s no telling how far you can advance.

1.You can put it on a resume! This will demonstrate that you have a great command of the English language.

2.You will have the opportunity to build important relationships with other important people you will meet during interviews, press gatherings, parties and special events.

3.You will greatly improve your professional image at home and abroad. Future employers will find you far more attractive because of your new found status in the film entertainment industry.

4.It could be a training opportunity or entry level position of a new career. A prestigious “Stars In Paradise” reporter is a highly respected individual worldwide.

5.You can use your new found position to impress and attract new friends or loved ones, and when you start to make real money from your talent, you will have someone to share it with.

6.You will be instrumental in keeping an unbiased view of the development of the Bahamas’ film industry, and build a reputation that will make you a trusted voice in the eyes of savvy decision makers.

7.Whoever assumed you were just a lazy bum, sitting around the house all day, watching TV, wearing out the sofa, and eating all the food out of the refrigerator, will realize how much they had underestimated you.

If you live in the Bahamas, frequently attend film industry events in the Bahamas, or report on indigenous Bahamian film projects in progress anywhere in the world, this could be your opportunity to become a published “Stars In Paradise” reporter.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Bahamas film industry ''Man of the year''

The 7 most frequently asked questions about the book - 


Marinated in well placed, side splitting humor, as only Jefford Curre' can do. "JEFFORD CURRE' CIVILIAN ENGAGEMENT" is an adventurous story that will help you realize that dark moments don't last forever. It will hurt. It can even kill you if you don't change your perspective. More importantly is the fact that if it doesn't kill you, it will always lead you to a higher place and that includes work, play, business and relationships. This book episode is loaded with heroes just like you, who struggled and made impossible dreams come true.

Question 1. How did a monkish nerd like Jefford get to live in with forty super hot girls, during his training days in Los Angeles and what did he do?

Steamy, stylish, risky and compelling. “Jefford Curre' Civilian Engagement” has been praised for highlighting one of the most intriguing chapters in the making of modern cinema history. It's bold, and determine, with an out of the box approach that's not even trying to be like anything you've read before. Venture behind the scenes of a never before told story.  Ride along with the Bahamas biggest and most popular action figure.  From the nerve dangling pioneering missions of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, follow through   to his ground breaking invention of the Bahamas Film Industry.  Be apart of the action as he braves  the rugged and treacherous frontiers of off-shore politics, sex, banking and religion. Find out  how this box-office genius changed the game and financially engineered the rise of the Bahamian indigenous movie making movement.

Question 2. How do you make money in the Bahamas Film Industry and still go to heaven?

(This book does not give advice of any kind.  Though the story is true, it's intended for entertainment purposes only, and should not be the basis of any decisions.)


Star/Director/Creator of
“Paradise Intrigue” the Bahamas first movie
Question 3. Apart from his mother and father, who were the mystery mentors behind the rise of Jefford Curre', and why did they commit to  his vision?

Before entering the movie business, the elusive Jefford Curre’ lived a very dangerous life. He found himself managing multi-million dollar temptations, in the deadly intervention of major narcotics smuggling operations that traffic through the outer limits of the Bahamas.  Like a “Bond style” bounty hunter, running real life intervention missions for the Bahamas government, he spent more than 5-1/2 years at the center of non-stop classified action.  As a highly trusted direct entry specialist he has more than 37 off the record missions to his credit. Jefford Curre' was raised under monk style conditions by strict, but loving  Christian parents on the 7 by 21 mile island of New Providence, Nassau Bahamas.  At the age of eighteen he was discreetly recruited to the front lines of law endorsement', catapulted into a culture where the take down of murderous drug criminals, sophisticated money launderers, virtuous hot women and disgruntled weapons experts were the order of an average day.

At the age of four his  box office journey began while out to the shopping center with his mother.  It was the first time he had seen a moving picture. He was so intrigued by the fun the little people were having inside the T.V. set, he ran around the back of the big T.V. to see if he could get inside. After inquiring, his mother told him that they were movie stars and movie stars don't go to heaven. His family was a part of a strict religious order who in time had modernized their views toward cinema and became one of his greatest supporters.

Question 4. How did Jefford Curre' invent the Bahamas Film Industry?

It's ironic that Jefford Curre' would end up as the  pioneer of the Bahamas Film Industry. Before his first trip to America as a young adult, pursuing film studies, he had not even set foot inside a movie theater. By 1990, the Bahamas was a nation trapped in the success of a volatile tourist trade. It was becoming more obvious that new innovation would be needed to secure future job market. The thought of indigenous people operating their own movie company was laughable.  Jefford Curre' saw the vision of the future and a clear shot for his people to rise toward real economic prosperity. He requested  his parents to grant him his share of the family's inheritance in advance.

In 1991 on a highly organized shoestring budget he set up Megavision Pictures, a movie industry research and development office in Guanahani Village, Nassau Bahamas.  The huge sign board on the wall indicated that a new way of entrepreneurial thinking was brewing among the locals.  By the summer of 1994, with the help of visionary resort operators, he incorporated Megavision Pictures  Limited and moved his base onto Paradise Island, occupying two locations under closed studio conditions.

Question 5. How did Jefford Curre' crisis become his biggest opportunity?

Like all pioneers his obstacles were endless. The bank demanded to hold the family's $80,000 property in order to give a mere  $15,000 loan, which was a far cry from the original request of $30,000.  Then they surprisingly stretched the loan distribution over a very long period, in small increments.  It was an advanced predatory maneuver beyond the experience of the young entrepreneur. It created a dilemma that left him minus the family's property and literally the clothes on his back.  He was facing major embarrassment with a nervous wife in one arm and a crying baby in the other.  

The Bahamas leading man of action was facing his darkest day in civilian life.  It was a situation that should have destroyed him, but instead motivated his interest in the study of financial engineering.  Employing savvy negotiation skills, it was not long before he was able to attract a network of innovative goal sharing partners to assist in the organization of the Megavision Kingdom Academy. An in-house home school that was designed especially to enable him to take the entire family on tours. Dirty diaper changes, production shoots, trail blazing mountain blizzards and often breakfast, lunch and dinner in completely different cities. These are the conditions that molded the office of Jefford Curre' into an unbeatable force in the new world of Box-office excitement. Later as the children grew beyond toddler stage,  he redesigned the operation to equip entry level box-office entrepreneurs with the skills and perspective needed to avoid or overcome financial challenges and succeed at navigating full-time careers. 

Jefford Curre' changed the economic outlook of an entire nation and raise the bar of hope for many. It did not take long before everyone realized that  making movies was something they could succeed at,  all they needed was a full time commitment through hell or high water.  An army of locals now storm the indigenous cinema landscape. Jefford Curre' ingenious box-office innovations has been featured in a wide variety of major publications including the Wall Street Journal  (on.wsj.com/9IskoF ), Stars in Paradise and USA Today.

Question  6. What did the Prime Minister of the Bahamas do that gave Jefford Curre' a leap frog start in the invention of the Bahamas Film Industry and why? 

The phenomenal success of this youngster, who emerged from a skinny nerd, living on a dead end street, will change almost everything you thought you knew about how to succeed in the entertainment business.  Most importantly, his tenacity inspired struggling filmmakers around the world to realize their untapped power. His unstoppable momentum against incredible odds enabled Bahamians to realize for the first time that there was something they could succeed at  without limitations. Jefford Curre' became the one to watch and a vivid example of the fact that they did not need a wealthy family, religious prestige, tight government connections or an impressive social status, in order to be a full time success in the Bahamas new number one industry.

As a big advocate of honor, respect and allegiance, Jefford Curre' holds the Bahamas Film Industry's Distinguished Medal of Honor. He is the first inductee into the Bahamas Movie Hall Of Fame and leads by strategic influence, a new world of box-office excitement.   More than just a leader he is an artist beyond compare and a powerful inspiration to anyone who struggles  to make impossible dreams come true. He lives between homes in the Bahamas and Los Angeles, when not on tour at least 200 dates a year.  He is often accompanied by his wife, Darlene and two daughters Danielle and RiQashan. They are all successful full time box-office entrepreneurs in the global scope of the fast growing spectacular cinema movement, now branded as the Bahamas Film Industry, (bahamasmovieindustry.com). Long before Bahamian film festivals, screen actors associations, film camps and cinema societies, there was Jefford Curre' forging the Bahamas indigenous movie landscape into being. From an original indigenous cinema point of view, the Curre' family reigns as the Bahamas First Family of Cinema. Jefford, Darlene, Danielle and RiQashan make up the core of a powerful indigenous international cinema group that's 7,000 strong and growing.  

Question 7. Is the book on AMAZON?   Answer: No.

It's exclusively on COMASUKI.COM, go to COMASUKI.COM,
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New Bahamas film industry lineup for Megavision Pictures. Bossic Pictures adds to a growing movie market. Update

Bossic Pictures enters the game movie market, with a vengeance and a program line up that is violently claiming turf and leaving no prisoners behind. Rich and explicit, Bossic Pictures productions is recommended for a mature audience, but can be enjoyed by the whole family, with permission from the head of the household.

Paradise Intrigue. A worldwide thing.

The mystery unfolds

"Mystery man invited me to his water front house for a dinner talk. He always seemed to be ahead of the game when it came to making changes in the nation's intelligence agenda. He clearly saw an opportunity to achieve something that could not be accomplished even with 10,000 under cover operations."