STARLINE POISED AS DAVID TAKES ON BUREAUCRATIC GOLIATH WITH “CUBAN SOUL”.

May 2017

London based Starline Entertainment is revving the engines towards the finishing line and worldwide sales on David Soul’s eventful classic car doc, “Cuban Soul”, directed by Greg Atkins and Adam Docker.

Blood, sweat, tears and four years’ worth of red tape since Hemingway-obsessed actor and singer David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) first embarked on a personal quest to restore his literary idol’s legendary 1955 Chrysler New Yorker, light at the end of a particularly Kafkaesque tunnel is at last in sight as production for “Cuban Soul” nears completion.  

Produced by Ces Terranova for Red Earth Studio and Peter Duncan, the documentary ostensibly began life in 2012 as a simple tribute to the much revered “Old Man and the Sea” author, and the fabled car he drove in Cuba. But as David Soul gradually discovers after agreeing to help the Havana based Hemingway Museum restore the car’s recently unearthed parts to their former glory, the road ahead turns out to be anything but straightforward.

David explains: "The fact that I knew nothing about restoring a classic automobile - or any car for that matter - did little to hide my excitement at being asked by the Director of the Museum, to help source car parts for Ernest Hemingway’s derelict 65 year-old Chrysler convertible. And when the question arose that I might be in violation of the U.S. embargo of Cuba, I was confident that with my status as a dual U.S./U.K. citizen with a newly acquired British passport, I would have no problem sourcing the parts in the States, shipping them to the U.K. and then forwarding them on to Havana.  I WAS WRONG! …  and was soon facing the prospect of huge fines and a jail cell.”  

Starline’s Carey Fitzgerald, who negotiated the deal with Peter Duncan, commented, “With fascinating insight, Cuban Soul takes us on an extraordinary and entertaining journey, right into the unexpected heart of a global reaching issue.”, adding, “Thanks to a brilliant creative team at Red Earth Studio, production values are second to none, and we can’t wait to bring the film to the international market.”

Cuban Soul is set for autumn 2017 delivery.

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