A review of the Barbados Independent Film Festival, in which the main event was the Caribbean premiere of the new thriller TORCH by Christopher Coppola and produced by Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa.

The second edition of the Barbados Independent Film Festival continued last evening with the Opening Gala on the still relatively new grounds of the Walled Garden Theatre located at the Barbados Museum in the Garrison.

The red carpet affair was a welcome improvement over the previous night’s activity which was affected heavily by an island wide power blackout. Several members of the film fraternity on the island and international guest stars, such as Deborah Kara Unger, Vincent Spano, Lacey Dorn and Horacio Guerrero, were in attendance.

The director of the highly anticipated Green Days by the River production, Michael Moodleedhar, was also in attendance.

The Caribbean premiere of the new thriller TORCH by the international film maker, Christopher Coppola, was the main event of the night. The film follows the protagonist Clara, who grew up in the jungles of Belize but was sent to live in San Francisco after a traumatic childhood incident.

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