Fans of science fiction movies can prepare themselves for the release of a Barbadian-based science fiction movie The Land We Call Home which will debut on October 24 at Lime Grove Cinema.
Director of the movie Stockton Miller said the buzz generated when his video of a werewolf in Barbados caught the attention of persons in Barbados and overseas led him to create a full movie showcasing his videography and editing skills.
“Last year I did a short video with a monster going across the sea; somebody shared the video all over social media and people thought it was real. A few months passed, and I said – you know what, this is a good story to make into a movie. So, I actually did the video and based the story on that whole situation,” he told Barbados TODAY.
Miller also wrote the movie which initially started off as a short film but in editing, he realized that it had the potential to become a full-length film.
“It was supposed to be six minutes… I called [the cast] and told them I wanted to do a short film about a monster in Barbados. Everyone was like – sure no problem. I edited it and it ended up being 29 minutes long. Then I said – let’s make it into a full-length film and call it a day. I wrote some scenes, and we filmed it and the rest is history,” Miller said.
The 27-year-old filmmaker said his creation attracted Tippett Studio, the creators of Jurassic World, who created the monster in the movie free of cost as they saw potential in the film.
One of the lead actors of the film, 22-year-old Brandon Blackman, said he was honoured to have the role. He noted that Miller is making history as the film is one of the first science fiction movies to be released in the Caribbean.
“It is an actor’s dream to work with a director like Stockton. His unique creation gives you the opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone. I am truly blessed to be a lead actor in this history-making film. This is huge for Barbados,” Blackman said. (LG)