Crichton takes top awards at Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival

Nov 26, 2014 by Guest Writer

Chief Eng. Jay Crichton of M/Y Blind Date took best overall and best original screenplay awards during the 7th annual Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival last night at Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale.

Crichton’s heavily edited four-and-a-half minute video, “My Girl”, features the crew and the tools of their trade, dancing, leaping and magically at work in an energetic stop-action format to a tune by Streets of Laredo.

Winners in these categories were:

Best Action film: Wessel Vorster of M/Y Casino Royale with “Life and Times of the Casino Royale Crew”

Best Comedy film: Kevin Davidson of  M/Y Blue Star with “Gastronomic Delights on Superyachts”

Yachtie Lifestyle: CJ Coetzee of S/Y Firefly with “#MyYachtieLifestyle”

Best Female Actor: In “M/Y Majestic USA & Canada” produced by Michael Lewington of M/Y Majestic

Best Male Actor: In “Finlandia” produced by Greg Chivers of M/Y Panacea

Best Production Quality: Robert Graffam of /M/Y Blue Star with “Blue Star the Experience”

Winners took home $500 and an Oscar, an oscar fish trophy created for the event. Best Overall film won $1,000. It and Best Original Screenplay also were awarded $500 travel vouchers from ISSGMT.

The event is organized, managed and produced by CrewUnlimited. See all nine entered films online at www.fortyachtieda.com and www.vimeo.com/channels

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