Monthly Archives: April 2011

‘Chance’ by Mark Owens & Evan Kaufman Filmed on St. Thomas, VI


The first collaboration between screenwriter Mark Owens and director Evan Kaufmann, Chance is a sun-soaked drama that doubles as an exposé on the seedy underbelly of organized crime and human trafficking in the US Virgin Islands. Chance chronicles the actions of Darnell Smith, a young, big-hearted St. Thomian, who is the sole breadwinner for his family and whose skills as an amateur photographer have landed him a scholarship to an esteemed school in the States. But with graduation inching closer, Darnell’s mother slips closer to death from an undiagnosed disease. Lacking the funds to afford treatment and with no one to look after his brothers and sisters, Darnell forgoes school to team up with a local crime lord in a desperate move to take care of his family and save his mother’s life. Telling a tale of redemption, Chance reveals the lengths to which many have to go in order to survive and take care of those they love, but reminds us that with faith, it is never too late for a miracle.

Film Crew:

Director Evan Kaufmann
Producers Mark Owens, Evan Kaufmann, Brittany Owens, Katie Kaufmann
Screenwriter Mark Owens
Cinematographer Cameron Schmucker


Darnell Smith Terrance Bartley
Letisha Collar Ashley Wilkerson
Edge Akin Chinnery
Prince Sean Joseph
Denise Smith Lynn Joseph-Porter


Chance will debut in 2011 on the island of St. Thomas, USVI. As more info becomes available, it will be posted on the film website Chance the Movie as well as Twitter and Facebook.

Check out the amazing trailer for ‘Chance’ below:

For all inquires about ‘Chance’ email:

Detail Films, LLC
Katie Kaufmann

Summer Sizzle VI 2011: Auditions & Fashion Show

Johnny Vincent Collection by Celeste Johnny

Summer Sizzle hits the United States Virgin Islands!

Summer Sizzle VI 2011 in collaboration with will be holding castings in St. Croix on Friday, June 17 and in St. Thomas on Saturday, June 18. We are looking for female and male models. Locations to be announced. For more information email

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The festivities kick off on Thursday, July 21, and run through Sunday, July 24, 2011. Summer Sizzle events include a Culture and Style Welcome Pool Party, the Sunset White Fashion Fete, a Day Sail Excursion to one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the highlight of the event – The Summer Sizzle Fashion Show, “Global Glamour.”

Welcome Bash-Thursday, July 21, 2011
Welcome ashore to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands! Celebrate the arrival of international guests with a true taste of V.I. culture and style. Enjoy delicious island cuisine, tropical drinks, and live entertainment.

White Party-Friday, July 22, 2011
A warm sunset and island breeze creates a perfect evening for an elegant fashion party where guests are required to wear white. Dance away in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands with music provided by top NYC DJ.

Fashion Show-Saturday, July 23, 2011
Glamour, glitz, fashion, and fun are the focus of this spectacular gala. Located in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, the fashion show will feature collections from some of the world’s most sizzling designers.

Sail Excursion-Sunday, July 24, 2011
Escape to one of the most tranquil and breathtaking places on earth, St. John, U.S Virgin Islands. Experience a day on the beach at Trunk Bay where white pristine beaches and crystal clear water awaits you.

Summer Sizzle Designers:

  • Kevan Hall
  • Korto Momolu
  • Cesar Galindo
  • Laquan Smith
  • Roger Gary
  • Johnny Vincent
  • Mill House
  • Kristin Frazer
  • Robert Young
Event sponsors include: Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Norman Allen Photography, DK Networks,Inc.,  and  JTV.
Visit the website for more information:

N2 The Blue: Frederiksted Pier Night Dive 4.26.11

While browsing Facebook today I came across these awesome pictures of  St. Croix’s awesome marine life courtesy of N2TheBlue. Personally, I’m not sure if I’d ever wade in the sea at night much less scuba dive but the scenery looks amazing.

N2 the Blue specializes in small group diving, with a maximum of 6 divers per boat. Whether from their custom dive boats, or going right off the Frederiksted Pier, their personalized experience and unlimited bottom time makes them an excellent choice. See website for rates.

See more pics from the dive below:

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Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: 340.772.DIVE (3483)



Facebook: N2 the Blue Diving Adventures

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism:10 Minute Tour

The United States Virgin Islands consists of 3 main islands which are St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. This 10 minute video takes you on a tour of the islands from a scrapbook journey and voiceover by singer and songwriter Jade Anderson.

Throwback Video: Get Low Remix (Lil Jon And The East Side Boyz, Busta Rhymes, Elephant Man, Pitbull, & Ying Yang Twins)

This video is one of the best Hip Hop and Dancehall collabos to date w/ a little bit of Salsa…Let’s take it back to 2005!