Wah Do Dem, the delightful and often surprising indie film directed by Sam Fleischner ’06 and Ben Chace, is now available on DVD, after a successful theatrical tour in June.
The film centers on a young man named Max (Sean Bones) who lives in Brooklyn and is abandoned by his girlfriend (Norah Jones) two days before they are set to take a cruise they won to Jamaica. Max winds up alone on the high seas navigating through crowds of grey-haired cruisers. When the cruise liner docks in Jamaica, he quickly escapes the tourist zone, loses track of time and his personal belongings, and encounters a diverse group of local inhabitants along the way.
The movie contains music and appearances by MGMT (Ben Goldwasser ’05 and Andrew VanWyngarden ’05), Santigold (Santi White ’97), Yeasayer, The Congos, Suckers, Myskal Rose, Mr. Lexx and Sean Bones.
Wah Do Dem played at several film festivals, including the Los Angeles Film Festival (Winner Juror’s Award), BFI London Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Spokane International Film Festival (Winner Best Picture), New Zealand Film Festival, San Francisco Indiefest and Reggae Film Festival in Jamaica.