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Magic Kumquat Productions believes in telling stories that engage, inspire, and move viewers. Our goal is to cultivate inclusive, curiosity-driven work with soul. The "kumquat" in our name derives from Kumquat Avenue, where we once lived in Coconut Grove, Florida, in a community with many artists, film makers, designers, and writers. We added the word "magic," because it makes us smile.

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Adventures in History is a documentary short film that reflects on the importance of unearthing history and the unlikely quest of a single man. Interviewed shortly before his 93rd birthday, historian Jerry Wilkinson recalls how he discovered the Florida Keys and set out to rescue its rich heritage before it could be forgotten. Joined by wife Mary Lou, he traveled the state for years as they hunted down elusive documents and clues. Not content to simply research, he shared what he discovered through hundreds of presentations, historical reenactments, books, articles, film, and the internet. In the process, he became a local legend. With the participation of colleagues from Florida Keys museums and archives, the film provides a look into the life of a singularly curious and charismatic adventurer.

 

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Directed by J. Brian King of Sun King Studio and creator of the documentary Scornavacca.

Written and produced by Laura Albritton of Magic Kumquat Productions. To watch the film's trailer, click here.

Learn about the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library on the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center's website.

Laura Albritton
Laura Albritton

Writer, instructor, and creative Laura Albritton is the author of award-winning short stories and four books on south Florida history and travel, including Hidden History of the Florida Keys (The History Press, 2018). Her forthcoming book Historic Lighthouses of the Florida Keys will be out in Winter 2021/2022. Before attending graduate school, she worked for Vanguard Documentaries and film producer Charles Hobson in Manhattan. As an undergraduate at Columbia University, Laura majored in Comparative Literature and also studied American, Italian, and Latin American film. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami. A fifth-generation Floridian, Laura is the creator, writer, and producer of the documentary short, Adventures in History, and has also edited in DaVinci Resolve.

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Zickie Allgrove
Technical Director/Aerial Photography

U.K. Chartered engineer and McGill alumnus Zickie Allgrove was born in Kingston, Jamaica and has lived in England, Quebec, Trinidad, and the United States. He is an FAA-licensed drone pilot and videographer who has shot for institutions in Florida and Georgia. His aerials and B-roll of the Florida Keys appear in Adventures in History. Formerly the owner of a CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) company, he renders animations in-house; he also edits film in DaVinci Resolve. As Senior V.P. at a multinational, he has gained extensive experience in project development and financing in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America.

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Laura Albritton

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