There are many famous pigs — Miss Piggy, Babe, Harvey Weinstein. Porky Pig is my favorite. Turns out we have some celebrity swine right in our own backyard. Deco is checking out a new film about the swimming pigs of the Bahamas. Check it out here.
Fyre Festival: My Front Row Seat For the Chaos
Fyre Festival. If you think it sounds like the name of a new sort of natural disaster, you might not be wrong.
It started with an eye-catching video offering a luxury Bahamas festival weekend with models and celebrities galore. It ended with thousands of people stuck on a small island in tents meant for refugees, eating limp sandwiches from trays, and with the organiser, Billy McFarland, jailed for fraud.
As two new documentaries highlight the chaos of the Fyre Festival weekend in April 2017, writer T.R. Todd explains what he and others witnessed. Read here. (for the BBC)
T.R. Todd chats with local media at Nassau book signing
A young Canadian author has taken one of his most exciting experiences in The Bahamas and has penned a new hard-cover book, “Pigs Of Paradise,” which chronicles the phenomena of a herd of swimming pigs who call The Exumas home.
Eight months after deciding to embark on what he called an “ambitious journey,” Canadian author T.R. Todd, has officially launched his hard-cover publication.
“The book looks at the origins of the pigs and a deep history of Exuma itself,” Todd explained.
“It looks at the start of the campaign about the swimming pigs when the attraction first launched back in 2014 and its explosion of popularity via TV shows, magazines and celebrities who also fell in love with the attraction.”
Read the rest of this article & watch a video here.
Astronaut Scott Kelly to narrate “Pigs of Paradise: The Movie”
On March 27, 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly embarked on what came to be known as “The Year in Space”.
Chronicled by Time Magazine, Kelly’s incredible expedition in the International Space Station was well-known for many reasons, and partly because the American explorer documented the experience so faithfully on social media. Through his Twitter, Instagram and other channels, he took snaps of the Earth from space in all its remarkable, awe-inspiring beauty. But one sight, against all others, stood out to astronaut Scott Kelly – The Bahamas, “the most beautiful place from space”.
With his genuine love for The Bahamas, and the islands of Exuma, Kelly was asked to narrate the new film based on the bestselling book, “Pigs of Paradise: The Story of the World-Famous Swimming Pigs”.
This new film is set to premiere at the Bahamas International Film Festival on December 1st, 2018.