Fiji?s effort earns World Premier

By VARANISESE NASILASILA

Come rain or storm the show must go on, were the motives for Fijians while hosting a special screening of a Hollywood film, ?Bula Quo?, in Nadi.

Film Producer, Tim Major said it was through the dedication of the Fijians that had made this movie a success.

?It was incredible as some of these people had lost everything, but their main concern was keeping our film running. It was humbling to see how, whilst they were putting their lives back together, they were still working with us to get the job done. Their commitment had an enormous influence on the UK crew and the film itself,? he said.

The film will be screening its world premiere in Fiji on May 13th at the Village 6 Cinema, Scott Street.

?Both Fiji and the Fijian people entered the DNA of the movie. Without them and their country, ?BULA QUO!? would be a very different finished product. That?s why we wanted to host the World Premiere here, back where the transformation happened. It just seemed the right thing,? Major said.

Set against the beautiful, lush and tropical backdrop of Fiji, ?BULA QUO? sees the rock legends caught up in a game of cat and mouse after they unwittingly stumble across an illegal gambling den. Witnessing the murder of the latest luckless victim of the gang?s favourite pastime, Russian Roulette, the band flee the scene clutching the only evidence that can bring the bad guys down.

Working in conjunction with Florence Swamy of Film Fiji, the production company planned the film for almost a year before arriving in February last year to begin preparation in earnest.

The special screening will show for a week at Damodar Cinemas Suva and Lautoka from May 20th.