An eclectic group of international graduates from New York Film Academy’s Documentary, Filmmaking, and Producing programs have spent an exciting six weeks creating, SANFORD-BELLE Presents, a first-of-it’s-kind Caribbean newsmagazine series.
After an array of helicopter, beach town and tropical mountain shoots, Producer/Executive Producer, Onel Sanford-Belle (Prod ’08), Cinematographer, Eliana Alvarez Maritnez (Film ’08), Second Camera, Marco Vitale (Doc ’11), and On-Set Editor Marine Lormant Sebag (Doc ’10) have now officially gotten the first season of the St. Lucia-based show “in the can.” The series is set to premiere in January 2013 on several terrestrial stations in the Eastern Caribbean and on the regional channel CaribVision, which has viewership in 22 Caribbean markets as well as in the U.S. Tri-state area of New York-New Jersey-Connecticut.
Hailing from St. Lucia, Spain, Italy and France, the production team of this ElShaFord Production, have shot a spectrum of ‘hard and soft’ stories from the Caribbean region.
“SANFORD-BELLE Presents is a syndicated news-magazine show that will seek to emulate the format of CBS’ 60mins, ABC’s 20/20 and Barbara Walter’s specials,” stated Onel Sanford-Belle. “A wide spectrum of topics – within the Caribbean region – will be covered, making for an intriguing blend of ‘hard and soft’ stories – investigative pieces, interviews, profiles, human-interest features, features exploring our economies, social issues, real estate, agricultural sector, our tourism and other business sectors, trending topics, caribbean women in business, youth, healthcare, our educational systems and much more.”
The two-segment, half hour show promises to be ‘a fresh contribution to the journalistic repertoire in the region.’