Ended on 7/1/2010

WAH DO DEM -  (unrated)

2010 - USA - English - 76 minutes

Directed by: Ben Chace, Sam Fleischner

Featuring: Sean Bones, Norah Jones, Kevin Bewersdorf

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Max (Sean Bones) lives in Brooklyn. He enjoys playing soccer, skateboarding, and drinking with his friends at local bars. Last summer he and his girlfriend, Willow (Norah Jones), won a free cruise to Jamaica but two days before the trip she dumps him cold. When his friends flake, Max winds up alone on the high seas, navigating the crowds of gray-haired cruisers. Over the course of several days he flirts with the staff photographer, drinks cocktails with the boatís celebrity juggler and has several strange encounters with the only other loner (Kevin Bewersdorf).

When the cruise liner docks in Jamaica, Max escapes the tourist zone as fast as he can. At a local jerk stand he meets a charming Rasta who offers to show him a secret beach. Feeling irie as he lounges on the tropical sand with his new friends, Max loses track of time and his personal belongings. In his pathetic attempt to do something about it, he finds that the cultural divides he thought he could transcend are not so simple. Naked and broke in a foreign country where he stands out like a sore thumb, Max begins to make his way toward the American Embassy in Kingston. Along the road Jamaica is waiting to meet him.

Wah Do Dem co-creators, Ben Chace and Sam Fleischner have been friends since kindergarten. Two years ago Ben won a cruise in a raffle and invited Sam along for the vacation. Both young filmmakers, they decided to turn the trip into a project. With a mutual love for Jamaican culture and a free boat ride to the Caribean, they began to map out the story's possible scenarios. Two additional cruise tickets were bought for Sean Bones, the lead, and Kevin Bewersdorf, sound recordist/actor. The crew of four boarded the luxury vessel in Red Hook, Brooklyn and sailed for one week. Once in Jamaica they were joined by producer, Katina Hubbard for two weeks of Island production.

"...Winning and often funny, the scrappy Amerindie WAH DO DEM is a fish-out-of-water comedy driven by Sean "Bones" Sullivan's offbeat performance."
-Rob Nelson, Variety

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Posted by : Date Added: 6/16/2010 12:39:57 AMreport this post 
Hilarious and witty, beautiful and quiet. An accomplishment!

Posted by : Michael Date Added: 6/22/2010 2:01:34 PMreport this post 
Marvelous, fun film. High production values, esp. for an indy. At a couple of points, the film took what looked to be a dark turn--wholly in keeping with the film's context yet still disorienting--but in the main a great and quite funny movie. I'd call it sweet, too, but then readers wouldn't go to see it, and you should, if only to congratulate the filmmakers.

Posted by : carolyn thomas Date Added: 6/25/2010 12:09:22 AMreport this post 
Funny wiity a must see people trust me

Posted by : Open Date Added: 6/8/2014 6:20:30 AMreport this post 
Seems a bit odd to leave the bones in a rug but I dare say it was warm. Looks fun! I once did three countries in one day (Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium). Off to count up the rest now

     Total Comments:  4   Lowest vote: 1  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 3.8 out of 5

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