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Benny Demus: Eeazy Webisode Pt. 5


Eeazy is put into third party custody with Chadwick. The two continue to be at odds but find a common ground when it comes to finding Charlene’s killer. As Season 1 concludes we  looking forward to the next season of ‘Eeazy’ but until then stay Eeaaaaaazzzzzzy! Season 2 is currently being filmed. Urbane Asylum thanks the fans for their support and comments.

The webisodes are executive produced by St. Thomian & V.I. native Benny Demus. John P. Wheatley, another St. Thomian talent takes his place as director. Screen writing credits belong to Benny D and Dorian Santiago. Wheatley and Santiago are also co-producers of theseries shot entirely in Atlanta, GA by Urbane Asylum Productions in association with Masterpeace Productions.

View the webisode below:

Check out Benny D’s website at: www.bennydemus.com

St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands: Fort Frederik


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I came across these amazing photographs by Steve Simonsen while browsing local photographers this afternoon. Painted a brilliant red the historical Fort Frederik, welcomes cruise ship passengers and tourists alike to discover St. Croix’s history. The landmark was named after King Frederick V of Denmark, who purchased the Danish West Indies in 1754.

According to the National Park Service, Fort Frederik was constructed in the mid-18th century by the Danish government to protect its interests in the Caribbean and to defend the western end of Saint Croix against incursion from other European powers. Fort Frederik was the focal point of two important events that led to the dissolution of the slave-based economy of the Virgin Islands. In 1848, Emancipation Revolt ended slavery in the Danish West Indies, but inaugurated a 30-year period of serfdom based on contract labor that ensured continuing control by plantation owners. Later in 1878, escalating tensions erupted into the Labor Riot and Fireburn, which ended the contract labor system.

The fort has served as a jail, police station, fire station and courthouse since the purchase of the Virgin Islands by the U.S. in 1917.

It was listed as a contributing property in the Frederiksted Historic District in 1976.  It was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.  It was further declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.

Fort Frederick has a display related to the Fredensborg, a ship that was part of the “Triangle Trade” from Europe, to Africa and St. Croix and back to Europe. The ship sank just off coast in Denmark; the first mate saved the ship’s log. At the Fort are records about the sale of the slaves which occurred in St. Croix.

Located at the North end of the town of Frederksted, South of junction of Mahogany Road and  Rt. 631 or just north of the pier in Frederiksted. Fort Frederik Museum has an admission fee of $3.00 adults. Under age 16 admission is free. The museum is open on Saturdays only during cruise ship visits. 8:00 a.m. until 4:00.

About Steve Simonsen Photography

Based in the Caribbean in the U.S. Virgin Islands, on the island of St John for the past 20 years. Stock and assignment photographer; year-round access to the Caribbean. Digital services. Digital HD video topside and underwater.

  • Specialties include underwater, villas and resort properties, aerial photography
  • Currently producing documentary on the endangered Leatherback turtles that nest on Sandy Point St Croix.
  • Member ASMP, Lonely Planet Images
  • PADI, NAUI Diving Instructor
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Photography Workshops topside and underwater.
For complete bio information and samples of published works click here: Steve Simonsen Published Works and Bio

Follow Simonsen Photography on Facebook.

For more information contact: Janet Simonsen, P.O. Box 980, St. John, USVI 00831

Telephone/Fax: 340-775-4485

Email: janetsimonsen@mac.com

@JozBiz

Benny Demus: Eeazy Webisode Pt. 4


Episode 4 is here…with cameos by Rock City & Verse Simmonds.

Eeazy was executive produced by St. Thomian & V.I. native Benny Demus. John P. Wheatley, another St. Thomian talent takes his place as director. Screen writing credits belong to Benny D and Dorian Santiago. Wheatley and Santiago are co-producers of the film shot entirely in Atlanta, GA by Urbane Asylum Productions in association with Masterpeace Productions.

Looking forward to the next webisode, but until then stay Eeaaaaaazzzzzzy!

Log on to Benny D’s website at: www.bennydemus.com

St. Croix Video Tour


Take a tour of my beautiful island St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands…

-@JozBiz

Benny Demus: Eeazy Webisode Pt. 3


Benny D’s Eeazy Webisode part 3 is FINALLY here! In the third webisode, Chadwick (Dorian Santiago) remembers Charlene.  Eeazy (Benny D.) and his crew are arrested and later released. He then links up with X-Man (Kardinall Offishall) for ammunition to take care of a situation. What’s Eeazy about to get into next? Until the next episode stay Eeaaaaaazzzzzzy!

The webisodes are executive produced by St. Thomian/V.I. native Benny Demus. John P. Wheatley, another St. Thomian talent takes his place as director. Screen writing credits belong to Benny D and Dorian Santiago. Wheatley and Santiago are co-producers of the film shot entirely in Atlanta, GA by Urbane Asylum Productions in association with Masterpeace Productions.

View the webisode below:

Check out Benny D’s website at: www.bennydemus.com