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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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recently released: Adventures in History

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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, Adventures in History provides a look into the life of a singularly curious and charismatic adventurer.

 

Download the film's Electronic Press Kit

 

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

Laura Albritton is the writer and producer of Adventures in History; she edited much of the film with DaVinci Resolve. She is currently working as a freelance writer for a documentary by South Florida Public Television. Laura is also the author of award-winning short stories and five books on south Florida history and travel, including the recently released Historic Lighthouses of the Florida Keys (Arcadia Publishing), as well as Hidden History of the Florida Keys (The History Press, 2018). She serves remotely as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami. Before attending graduate school, she worked for Vanguard Documentaries and film producer Charles Hobson in Manhattan.

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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 travels throughout the world as a Senior V.P. for a multinational energy company. He has gained extensive experience in project development and financing in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. Zickie is also an FAA-licensed drone pilot and videographer who contributed aerials and B-roll to the documentary Adventures in History. He edits with DaVinci Resolve. Zickie is currently working on a documentary produced by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 

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Laura Albritton

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Thomasville, GA

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