Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Belizean Scott Charles Makes His Commerical Debut

A segment of the new Volkswagon commercial was filmed in Belize on Ambergris Caye and Scott Charles was selected to be in the spot. Congratulations to Scott and to Belize.

Nigel P. Miguel
Belize Film Commissioner.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Water Walkers International Headquarters

Water Walkers International, opened it's doors to the children of Belize City's South Side for a mentoring and Sunday school program. The 24 Albert Street structure has a long history of philanthropic works in the community.  Julie Miguel & her staff have worked tirelessly to get this community project up and running. Children on the South Side of Belize will be able to access services for a lunchtime feeding project, after school tutoring and a nutritional program that will help to combat different stages of malnutrition. This is a starter program that we plan to introduce in other parts of the country.

Belize Film Commissioner

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reach Out For Thirst Quenching Waters

Reach Out Belize we have the living waters of LIFE we are so blessed here to have such a treasure at our disposal.

Belize Film Commissioner

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Heal The World Video (Michael Jackson)

Michael Jackson & Director Joe Pytka collaborated on this masterpiece, back in 1992.  I was fortunate enough to be a part of this wonderful project. We shot for 5 days on the back lot of Universal Studios where I watched Joe Pytka make magic happen with all these children from different Nationalities & Ethnicity's. I will never forget this event and the impact that it had on my life. Thank you M.J. & Joe for this wonderful opportunity.

Belize Film Commissioner

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Everyone's Enjoying Themselves In Belize 2012

 September 10th, 2012
Earlier this year Prince Harry was here in Belize enjoying himself and sucking up all the incredible culture. You may have missed Prince Harry but you too can have the time of your life down here in Belize for the month of September. Come celebrate our independence and bring in the 10th & the 21st of September, Belizean style.

Belize Film Commissioner

Monday, September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Dies At 54

It's with a sad heart that I bring this breaking news to you we have lost one of our brothers in the acting profession. With great sadness I bid this brother farewell. R.I.P.  Michael Clark Duncan

Belize Film Commissioner

The Village Of Hopkins, Let's Take A Journey Back In Time.

International Living Postcards
International Living Postcards—your daily escape
Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Dear International Living Reader,
Belize is an undiscovered tropical paradise, an English-speaking Caribbean playground with islands, beaches, sailing, diving...
Yet within Belize, there are corners of the country that are further hidden from all but the most persistent traveler...
Len Galvin
Managing Editor, IL Postcards
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An Overlooked Village in Caribbean Belize
By Sharon Hiebing
Many visitors to Belize head east to the Cayes (pronounced “keys”) to sail and scuba dive on the world’s second largest barrier reef. Others drive west to explore the country’s extensive Mayan ruins. Some hike in the central rainforests. But few people make it to the—still authentic—Caribbean retreats of the south.
The small fishing village of Hopkins is one such place. This Garifuna community, located in the Stann Creek District, is lapped by warm turquoise waters and home to deserted white-sand beaches sprinkled with coconuts.
There are daily scuba diving, snorkeling and island-hopping tours. You can hike up to Antelope Falls in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park and zipline through the rainforest. Or you can take a Sittee River kayak tour and discover some of the 500 species of birds that call Belize home. Along the way, you may see a manatee, crocodile, or iguana.
You’ll frequently find colorfully-clad troupes performing drum and dance routines around town, and at the Lebeha Drumming Center locals will give you lessons or a private show for only $10. Or take the 10-minute drive to the Maya Center Village and learn about the traditional life of the region’s Mayan people.
Despite its small size, you’ll eat well in Hopkins and options range from traditional local fare to the best pizza in Belize at the Driftwood Beach Bar. The local dish of stewed chicken with rice and beans is available for $5 or less at patio-style stands around town. Or you can cook your fish on a Mayan lava rock right at your candlelit table at Love on the Rocks for $15.
A popular expat hangout on the beach is Windschief Beach Bar, where you can dance the night away. You can rent cottages on the beach with WiFi, some with kitchenettes, for $10 to $15 a night.
Hopkins is easy to get around, too, either on foot or by golf cart, with rentals starting at $30 for five hours.
Editor's note: For more details on what to do in Hopkins and how to do it, see the current issue of International Living magazine.

Belize Film Commissioner

Saturday, September 1, 2012

One Caribbean Weather TV

If you want to keep up with what's going on in the region for vacation or if you want to know if your production is going to get rained out, here's your 24 hour solution to all your weather related questions.

Belize Film Commissioner