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World Premiere of “The Carrington Event” at 13th Annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival


World Premiere of “The Carrington Event” at 13th Annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

The world premiere for the new science fiction, disaster-genre feature film, The Carrington Event, is to be held at the 13th Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (CFIFF) in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, May 11th at 5:30 PM.

The Carrington Event has been  nominated for the three top  awards at the 13th Annual CFIFF including “Best Feature Film”, “Best Drama”, and “Best Family Film”.

News of a massive solar flare goes viral. Soon after, the power is out. Phone’s dead. Water taps are dry. Radio is static. Days pass with no news, just people getting more crazy. Weeks pass and a ghastly fight for survival has already begun!


 The Carrington Event’s namesake is a real, historic, catastrophic event: a massive solar flare that erupted from the Sun in 1859, directly impacted earth, and wiped out the telegraph system in the US—setting some machines on fire, later blanketing evening skies with northern lights all the way to the equator. If it happened today, a 2005 NASA report concludes that all communications and electric grids would sustain catastrophic damage, be disabled, taking literally years to restore. Meanwhile, we would be mere weeks away from barbarism.

LOCAL AWARD WINNING FILMMAKERS: The Carrington Event is brought to you by NC-based filmmakers, and winners of a combined 30 film festival awards and 13 nominations, director/producer Rob Underhill from Raleigh——and cinematographer/producer, Aravind Ragupathi from Durham.

Many years of practice and successes later,  the gentlemen’s talents are consistently recognized by others in the film industry, receiving such accolades with DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (2012)——winner of 8 Best Film awards, and 2012 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Short Film Nomination for “Wolf Call” which has been selected for national TV syndication in 2013—

The power duo’s lastest Premiere spotlights the fact that solar flares have been making headline news on a regular basis recently. This is greatly in part because the Sun is reaching the solar maximum (a 10 year cycle), meaning solar flares are reaching peak frequency and magnitude. We are overdue for a giant flare like the one in 1859. Join the Producer, Director, and Actors on May 11th for the WORLD PREMIERE of The Carrington Event, and let them TAKE YOU THERE.


The cast in attendance at the May 11th world premiere includes Leading Male Rusty Martins Sr.  as Blake Carrington  and Leading Female Regina McKenzie as Hannah.

The crew in attendance includes Director, Producer, Writer, Editor Rob Underhill of Raleigh; Director of Photography, Producer Aravind Ragupathi of Durham and Executive Producer Brad Christians of Apex.

 For more information about the film/television series visit their website, watch the trailer, find them on Facebook or IMDb



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For over 10 years, Amanda Manares has specialized in hosting events ranging from art exhibits, fashion shows, celebrity concerts, to television/radio promotional events. Partnered with numerous professionals in the field and industry knowledge, Amanda joined the Carolina STYLE Magazine team in 2011 as the Executive Producer for the STYLE Events Department. Currently the Executive Editor, Amanda is excited to work with such a talented STYLE Editorial team highlighting the ever expanding world of Fashion and Lifestyle occuring in the Carolinas.


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