HGC Unveils VISION Documentary

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November 24, 2022

HG Christie - the country’s largest and oldest real estate firm - recently tapped acclaimed Bahamian FilmmakerKareem Mortimer to produce a new documentary titled VISION: The Story of Sir Harold Christie. The documentary was the culmination of a year-longcentennial celebration that included a campaign of philanthropy, expansion,and good corporate citizenry. “We were thinking about something specialwe could do in commemoration of our hundred-year anniversary” explainedCEO John Christie, “it was important for us to create a vehicle throughwhich we could tell the HGC story and celebrate the company’s legacy andso we Kareem Mortimer to help us tell that story”.

Privately screened at the Island House Theater in New Providence thisNovember, the completed film represents several months of work thatbegan at the height of the global pandemic. “The process of this film tooktwo years” Mortimer noted. “We were able to get some interviews inperson, but many of our interviews were conducted during covid lockdownsvia Zoom,” he said.

Based on the life of Sir Harold G Christie, the 80-minute film tells thecompany’s origin story. Through a series of interviews with key players,VISION takes an intimate look at the life’s work of the late real estatetycoon, chronicling his family upbringing and the founding of the businessback in 1922. More than just a re-telling of the Christie family history,however, the film also provides a deep dive into the development of thereal estate industry and the country as a whole. “Every time I get to tell aBahamian story it’s a pleasure for me,” said Mortimer, “...we worked reallyhard to tell the story as accurately and as objectively as possible.”

The film which soft-launched over two nights has so far been met withstellar reviews with more than 50 persons packing the theater each night.“The reaction to the documentary has been incredible thus far” gushed

John Christie. “This was not just an opportunity to tell the story of HG forour family but also to tell the story of his contributions to The Bahamas.”The film will be officially released to the public, early 2023.

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HG Christie - the country’s largest and
oldest real estate firm - recently tapped acclaimed Bahamian Filmmaker
Kareem Mortimer to produce a new documentary titled VISION: The Story
of Sir Harold Christie. The documentary was the culmination of a year-long
centennial celebration that included a campaign of philanthropy, expansion,
and good corporate citizenry. “We were thinking about something special
we could do in commemoration of our hundred-year anniversary” explained
CEO John Christie, “it was important for us to create a vehicle through
which we could tell the HGC story and celebrate the company’s legacy and
so we Kareem Mortimer to help us tell that story”.
Privately screened at the Island House Theater in New Providence this
November, the completed film represents several months of work that
began at the height of the global pandemic. “The process of this film took
two years” Mortimer noted. “We were able to get some interviews in
person, but many of our interviews were conducted during covid lockdowns
via Zoom,” he said.
Based on the life of Sir Harold G Christie, the 80-minute film tells the
company’s origin story. Through a series of interviews with key players,
VISION takes an intimate look at the life’s work of the late real estate
tycoon, chronicling his family upbringing and the founding of the business
back in 1922. More than just a re-telling of the Christie family history,
however, the film also provides a deep dive into the development of the
real estate industry and the country as a whole. “Every time I get to tell a
Bahamian story it’s a pleasure for me,” said Mortimer, “...we worked really
hard to tell the story as accurately and as objectively as possible.”
The film which soft-launched over two nights has so far been met with
stellar reviews with more than 50 persons packing the theater each night.
“The reaction to the documentary has been incredible thus far” gushed
John Christie. “This was not just an opportunity to tell the story of HG for
our family but also to tell the story of his contributions to The Bahamas.”
The film will be officially released to the public, early 2023.

News date : 11/24/2022    Category : Business

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