Pink is the new red.
Red carpet? More like the PINK carpet.
Penelope the Pig stole the show yesterday at the WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival in Miami. Held at AMC Theaters Aventura, there were no shortage of camera flashes, as just about every journalist in the joint wanted a snap and an interview with Charlie Smith, director of the smash hit “When Pigs Swim™“.
“Honestly, I’ve said it before, I’d like to think all the attention is flattering,” Smith said. “But we all know the swimming pigs of Exuma are the real stars here. I’m just the plus one tonight.”
Penelope, a cousin of the swimming pigs of Exuma, stayed cool, calm and collected the entire time, despite the crowds, flashes and applause, as if she had been a movie star her entire life. The 15-mintue documentary film generated plenty of buzz at the festival, with crowds packing the theater and then asking Smith questions after the screening.
WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival in Miami is the third film festival for “When Pigs Swim™“. It first premiered at the Bahamas International Film Festival back in December, followed up by a screening at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles last month.
With Miami being just 40 minutes from Exuma, Bahamas, it only seemed appropriate that Penelope took some time out of her busy schedule.
“When Pigs Swim™” tells the story of Exuma’s swimming pigs, which have rapidly grown into an international, Internet sensation. It was produced by Tyrone Munroe and Peter Nicholson, the principals of GIV Bahamas Inc., and owners at Grand Isle Resort & Spa.
When Pigs Swim™ is a trade make of GIV Bahamas Inc.