Overwhelming Response to Exuma!

Hello friends and fans of the Bahamas! Exuma made its premiere several weeks ago at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.  Since then I’ve been fulfilling orders for DVD’s and Blu-ray’s through the website and getting ready to start working on other distribution including retail sales in the Bahamas.  I just wanted to take a minute to extend a big thanks to everyone who has expressed interest and enthusiasm about the film.  Strangers from all over the world have ordered the film in the past few weeks and I’ve been overwhelmed by the time people are taking to write me with feedback after watching it.  Here is some of the amazing feedback I’ve been getting from people:

My husband and I just spent the most priceless 84 minutes watching this remarkable film! It blew us away, not only visually, but spiritually and emotionally. Speechless with the beauty. Thank you for creating this masterpiece of a rare jewel of the sea. It took us there!   ~Lisa Robertson

Man was that awesome. I loved everything about it.  The narrative, the time lapses of the clouds/sunsets/tides, the split shots of under and above water. Everything about the film was stunning. You are super talented. You managed to capture the pure beauty of Exuma like I didn’t think was even possible. It’s safe to say that I will watch this many many times. Thank you very much for making this film and sharing it with the world.    ~Matthew Worseman

You have almost created a new genre, moving painting mixed with the poetry of experience in such an intoxicating natural world.  ~Anonymous

My ‘Exuma’ DVD was waiting when I got home. I watched it right away. Colin Ruggiero did an AMAZING job on it!   ~Laura Mann

Thank you for blowing my mind. Impeccable job, Colin, well done.  ~Jane Maru

I recently received Exuma in the mail from filmmaker Colin Ruggiero. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but was quickly blown away by the powerful combination of music, narration, and amazing photography. The DVD is 84 minutes of sheer Exuma beauty, above and below the waves. If you thought the trailer was amazing, multiple it by about 5 and you’ll get an idea of what the full length feature film is like.  ~Ryan VanDenabeele (RumShopRyan)

The film is beautiful, amazing, and breathtaking. We just purchased and watched the Blu-ray version and recommend it highly. Filmmaker Colin Ruggiero is obviously a very accomplished wildlife videographer, and this film is an absolute delight to watch for anyone who knows what the Exumas has to offer.   ~Jack Swanton

I have never left a film so blissed out! The grey and snowy world outside of the Crystal Theatre never felt so vibrant!   ~Jonathan Marquis

It is simply awesome. Beautiful colors, great camera detail, cinematography and editing, great music and dialogue too.  Congratulations on a fine, well done piece of work and all the best in your future endeavors.  ~Derek Catalano (Native Stew newsletter)

I just have to say- this movie is GLORIOUS! You don’t need to have a Dad like I did nor own a piece of the EXUMAS to be TOTALLY enthrawled and fascinated by it! This is not just a film! It is a captivating work of art! It’s educational! It’s BEAUTIFUL! It’s MORE than anyone would expect! I purchased The Undersea World of Jaques Cousteau in memory of my Fathers passing. EXUMA surpasses ANYTHING I HAVE EVER SEEN! A MUST for ANYONE, of ANY AGE!  Job well done!!!   ~Lori Klammer

Thanks for making such a beautiful movie!   ~Chris Dow

Just finished Exuma. Truly outstanding. I was so impressed!  Nice work my friend. Just awesome!!!  ~Anonymous

Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see it again:)  ~Sonja Schmidt

Awesome!!  A truly beautiful film and overall smooth poetic piece!  Susanna was sensuous in voice, body, and presence throughout.  Perfect infusion of her natural world experience, and the underwater life, not just a mash of cool island shots.  Very nicely written with excellent light use of narration to gently guide the viewer, letting the powerful imagery speak for itself.  I love the long length for a DVD.  I am no film geek, but that had to have been uncountable hours of shooting, editing, and mind spinning madness to create the final masterpiece.  ~Rob Williamson

Got mine too. Really nice camera work. Must have had hundreds of hours of filming to get this. Reminds me of the fantastic times I had in that beautiful water.   ~Hugh Thomas

If you ever wondered what I dream about each night: #Exuma … Congrats @RuggieroColin and Susanna. Simply gorgeous.  ~Alexandra Farrington

Hi Colin, Just wanted to congratulate you on your film!  I’ve already seen it 2 or 3 times and it just blew me away. I loved it and I thought it was awesome.   ~Cole Tomberlin

My children and I loved the film premier at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Wow!   ~Michael Marsolek

I have traveled to Exuma and the Bahamas close to fifteen times for spearfishing adventures, and you truly captured the essence of what freediving means to my friends and I. All of our favorite species were in your film, and it felt like I was there. Thank you for your great work! You captured images and settings that we all attempt to with our less expensive equipment, but as you know, you really cannot express the essence of Exuma unless you are there or use top end equipment.   ~Brandon Collura

Just saw your movie. Fantastic cinematography! Great job.   ~Dave Robertson

Wonderful film Colin. Thank you for sharing your gift for filmmaking with all of us!  ~Joanne   

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