A cinematic love letter to Sanibel Island set in 1929
So this didn't really happen on Sanibel Island one day in 1929 - but it could have...
THIS EMBELLISHED NARRATIVE IS A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SANIBEL ISLAND AND HER EARLY PIONEERS.
"Sandbars to Sanibel" takes you through the doors and into the rooms of each building in our Sanibel Historical Museum and Village as we depict living on Sanibel in the 1920's.
Filmed in 2009 with 49 local Sanibel residents wearing authentic wardrobe, this 26 minute movie integrates a love story and a personalized legacy that the entire family can enjoy and treasure.
Scenes include the Sanibel schoolhouse (1899), Sanibel lighthouse, the old Bailey's store and the old post office. The imagery is made even more powerful now given the recent destruction of Sanibel from Hurricane Ian.
Narrative summary: Sanibel local, Mary Ellen Pfeifer, plays Hazel Reed, the Sanibel postmaster's daughter and local mail deliverer. Her honest mistake leads her all around the Sanibel historical village in desperation.
Other local talent includes: Francis Bailey, Paul McCarthy, Deb Gleason, Lucas Century, Bob Sabatino, Nola Theiss and Clark Bailey's mules Emma and Anna.
ABOUT RUSTY FARST: For more than 40 years, I have taken my camera everywhere I go - both above and below water. I've produced films about Florida's Sanibel and Captiva Islands as well as my underwater ship wreck and cave expeditions around the world. My interviewing style strives to bring out the truth and unfiltered humanity of these unique stories that deserve to be told.
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