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CayFilm festival offers workshops

The Pineville Heist will be shown at CayFilm Festival

Canadian writer, producer and director Lee Chambers will be a part of the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival schedule this year. His film “The Pineville Heist” will be screened at the event and he will also present his film production workshop “The Action Starts At Cut: A Humorous Look At The Film Industry”.

It is an educational and inspiring two-hour interactive performance, the workshop is done in a stand-up format, and offers a hilarious look behind the scenes of working on films in the industry.

Topics such as How to Break Into The Film Business; Producing and Directing Tips; Balancing the Business with the Art and Life on Set: War Stories and Movie Stars will be explored and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival is from June 30 – July 3 and includes daily film screenings, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, an exclusive premiere screening, a celebrity gala event and an awards ceremony.

Both VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale from May 1.

The Pineville Heist is an action crime mystery that follows a high school teen who stumbles into the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong and finds himself locked inside his school trying to keep himself and his teacher alive as one of the psychotic robbers hunts them down. The film was released in 2016 and has been shown at over 30 film festivals worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Lee’s calibre agree to join us for CayFilm 2017,” said festival director Tony Mark. “Aspiring filmmakers can sometimes have an unrealistic idea of what it’s really like to work on the set of a film but Lee’s workshop will definitely clear up any misconceptions.

I would encourage anyone with an interest in the film industry to attend this workshop and get the real scoop.”

Chambers graduated from the Leeds Metropolitan University Film Programme in the United Kingdom and has worked on television shows for the BBC and feature films for Miramax. He has spent over a decade teaching producing and directing courses in Ontario, Canada.

Last year’s CayFilm Festival featured dozens of workshops and panels, including the 10 Year Haven Reunion, legendary stuntman Paul Weston, sound mixer from Star Wars Ben Burtt, and Cinestar sisters Zoe and Cecily Saldana.

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