Bay of Rays
In the days leading up to Saint Lucia’s 40th Independence Anniversary, the people of Anse La Raye look to build a brighter future. Filmed on location in the Eastern Caribbean island, and at the Center for Adolescent Renewal and Education (C.A.R.E.), “Bay of Rays” looks at the way art, dance, and education can alter lives and engage a community.
Produced with support from Global Volunteers, an international nonprofit organization offering volunteer programs focused on community development.
Director: Chris Portal
Year of Release: 2020
Running Time: 15 minutes
New England Connection: The director, composer, and sound mixer are residents of MA.
Director(s) Bio:: Chris is a Boston based DP, director, and editor. He has studied digital filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA). His experience ranges from promotional videos for Jordan’s Hospital and the American Lung Association, short documentaries for Chimpanzee Productions and various Boston companies, and feature film “The Aristocrat” from Three Times Production.
Chris’ work has screened at the Boston International Women’s Day Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Boston, West Chester Film Festival, and the Online New England Film Festival, with recognitions spanning best film, direction, cinematography, and editing.
Number of shooting days: 3
Camera Used: Canon 5DS R
Editing software: Final Cut Pro
Financed by: Self-financed
For more information: https://www.chrisportal.com/