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Bill Ming: Stories of Wood, Wind and Fire

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Andy Mckay

Synopsis

In the aftermath of Hurricane Fabian, the Bermuda Government commissioned a memorial to Bermudians “Lost at Sea”. This competition for the island's first public artwork was won by UK-based Bermudian-born sculptor Bill Ming. Andy Mckay’s film is a poetic portrait of the sculptor's early years in a segregated society, as a seaman, the cultural adjustment of coming to England in 1970 and surviving as an artist. The film weaves together his work, emotional and humorous life stories, the making of the 12 ton bronze construction and the defining moments of its meaning to Bermudian people.
The film received a standing ovation at the 10th Bermuda International Film Festival. It was financed by The Government of Bermuda, Arts Council England, Nottinghamshire County Council, The University of Lincoln, INTA Films.
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Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
60 Minutes
Format
DV Cam/ Beta SP. 16x9
Director
Andy Mckay
Producer
Andy Mckay
Executive Producer
Andy Mckay
Editor
David Sleight
Screenwriter
Andy Mckay
Director of Photography
Luisa Caccioppo
Sound
Ronnie Fowler
Music
Ronnie Fowler
Principal Cast
Bill Ming, Cyrill Packwood, Shirley Pearman, Malcom Poynter
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Production Company

INTA Films.
43 Farndon Rd
Newark
Notts, UK.
NG24 4SQ
T: +44 136686556
andy@andymckay.net

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Company

INTA Films.
43 Farndon Rd
Newark
Notts, UK.
NG24 4SQ
T: +44 136686556
andy@andymckay.net