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Annie Palmer and the history of the Rose Hall Great House Trilogy

Published:Sunday | October 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Film-maker Bruce Hart and Aicha Sangalli at a special reception by Rose Hall Developments at the Rose Hall Great House on Friday, September 26. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Newly-weds Richard and Melissa Ferdinand (front) got photo bombed by Russian Consular Officer Andrey Dryakin. - Photo by Janet Silvera
From left: 'Final Destination's' screenwriter, Jeff Reddick, New Cadence's Stephanie Denton, and actor Dale Godboldo. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Rose Hall Developments' Michael Rollins (left) with Arthur Wylie of Global Renaissance Enterprise Group. - Photo by Janet Silvera
From left: International distribution and sales expert, Stephanie Denton, shares lens time with actress Ion Overman of 'Madea Goes to Jail' and Lai-Ling Bernstein. - Photo by Janet Silvera
CBS Anchor Astrid Martinez with Philipp Hofer. - Photo by Janet Silvera
Jamila Nelson (left) and Anna Kriventsova looking as cute as pie. - Photo by Janet Silvera
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Janet Silvera,  Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Some of the biggest names in cinematography landed on Jamaican soil last weekend, making clear their intention to take Annie Palmer and the history of the Rose Hall Great House on a trilogy journey.

The team, led by bigwig, Global Renaissance's Arthur Wylie screenwriter, Jeff Riddick, New Cadence's Stephanie Denton, and production genius, Dale Godboldo, announced to a host of media persons, mainly from the international community, plans to collaborate with Rose Hall Development's Michael Rollins.

Young Rollins is the new face at Rose Hall, having inherited the rein from his mother philanthropist and developer, Michele Rollins.

The three-series movie is scheduled to be filmed next year, and between the number of witches brew served at the press conference at the 'haunted' great house, Godboldo was not about to let out too much information.

The most he would say was, "next year". Holding information such as lead actress and actors being looked at to play the starring roles, Godboldo, said, "We are interested in working with A-list talent."

Probably no one is half as excited as Michael
Rollins, who confirmed that filming will take place at the 18th-century
house which is currently one of the most popular attractions in the
country.

After all, the Annie Palmer and her three
husbands folklore existed long before the Rollins bought the house.
Fifty years later, the time has come to tell the story to the
world.

A number of local entities have already
committed to sponsoring the film, including Iberostar and JAMPRO's film
commissioner, Carole Beckford.

Beneath a large tent,
beautifully decorated by Tai Flora, The Gleaner's
Outlook Magazine, was one of the group of media
outlets privy to this embargoed announcement.

"October
3 is the day you may go to [the] press," stressed the film's publicist,
warning those in attendance not to imbibe too much of the witches brew
and publicise ahead of the
date.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com