< ANNIE MCGINTY TRAVEL FEATURE

 

SUGAR BEACH + VICROY | ST. LUCIA

ANNIE MCGINTY AND NICO HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER SINCE DAY ONE OF FYC; MAKING FILM #5 A VERY PERSONAL PROJECT. ANNIE WAS THE FIRST EDITORIAL NICO PHOTOGRAPHED WHEN SHE DECIDED TO LAUNCH HER ONLINE COMPANY.

"I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTRIGUED WITH ST. LUCIA FOR ITS OVERWHELMING BEAUTY AND MYSTERIOUS PITONS, SOLFAR SPRINGS AND VOLCANO. TO ME IT SEEMS TO BE THE KAUAI OF THE WEST INDIES, THAT KIND OF OVER LUSH NATURAL LANDSCAPE MAKES THE PERFECT BACK DROP TO A SETTING THAT WOULD BE HEIGHTENED BY THE USE OF HALLUCINOGENS. THE CONCEPT FOR THE FILM WAS TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL AND OVERWHELMING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOMEONE ON ACID, HOW IT FEELS TO BE IN THEIR HEAD. ANNIE HAS THIS TIME WARP 70'S ENERGY NATURALLY, SHE EVEN LIVES LIKE SHE IS IN THE 70'S AND THAT IS WHY I FELT THE AUTHENTICITY OF HER PLAYING THIS CHARACTER WAS SO RAD.

THERE IS SOMETHING REALLY TENSE AND PURE ABOUT ISLAND LIFE, THE LOCALS AND THE COLORS SO VIBRANT. WE WOULD BE FILMING SKATEBOARDING SCEENS AND THE LOCAL KIDS EYES WOULD JUST LIGHT UP, SEE THIS TALL BLONDE MODEL SKATING IN A KIMONO ON THEIR STREETS. SUPER UNREAL. THE BEST THING ABOUT MAKING THESE SMALL FILMS WITH ONLY 3 IN MY CREW, WE ARE ALWAYS IN SPECIAL LOCATIONS DIVING INTO THE LOCAL SCENE TO REALLY CAPTURE THE HEARTBEAT OF WHAT MAKES THAT PARTICULAR PLACE SO MAGNETIC. I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO REPRESENT EACH LOCATION IN A WAY THAT WOULD MAKE THEM PROUD & SHOWS MY RESPECT FOR THEIR HOME.

THANK YOU TO THE SUGAR BEACH VICEROY FOR ALLOWING US TO FILM ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE PITON. SIMPLY INCREDIBLE. " On the west coast of St. Lucia, lies a land of unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Embraced by a lush tropical rainforest discerning travelers seeking seclusion and tranquility amid unsurpassed natural beauty....