Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders in the Eastern Caribbean, practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived here more than two centuries ago. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.
The film follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years – from hauling his trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside. Stories of trading by sail and smuggling contraband, told by some of the last old Caribbean sea characters weave through the film like the currents through the reef.
With all the family’s hope & resources now in the wooden vessel, Alwyn tries to complete her in time to race in the Antigua Classic Regatta – five weeks & three hundred miles away – here traditional West Indian and metropolitan elements fuse to create the final resolution of the film…
Writer: Alexis Andrews
Running time: 88 mins
Certificate: Check with distributor
Format: DCP, Blu Ray, DVD
Date: Available Immediately for Bookings.
Contact: Indian Creek Films, LLC
Negotiable – £120.00 or split on gross ticket sales.