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Emmy-winning film maker to produce ‘Growing Up on Sanibel Island’

By Staff | May 30, 2013

Ever wonder what it’s like to grow up on Sanibel Island? Soon, a documentary on that very topic will begin production, which will have its premiere at BIG Arts on April 10, 2014.

The film will be produced by long-time Sanibel resident David E. Carter, who has won seven Emmy Awards. His most recent work, titled “Dear Baseball: I Love You,” was also produced on Sanibel. That film was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. His earlier documentary for CROW was also nominated for an Emmy.

Sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group, the documentary will feature multiple generations of people who grew up on Sanibel. The film will feature some long-time Sanibel residents who either grew up here, or who moved here in their early adult years, and who raised families here.

An additional focus will be on adults who grew up here, and will take a nostalgic look back at their experience growing up here. Finally, current “Sanibel kids” will be featured, with glimpses into their island lives.

One of these segments will include a reminiscence of three girls, now in college, who buried a “time capsule” on the beach. Another features current island teenagers who enjoy traveling to each other’s homes by land and sea. Everyone has a Sanibel Story to share.

This documentary will bring these stories together to celebrate our island home.

A website has been developed that will have short film clips and other info on the project as it develops. www.SanibelStories.com is now active, and will be updated frequently.

For more information, event registration and casting, visit www.SanibelStories.com.