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"Through my 20's and 30's, I never told my story of growing up on Bluff Island in a house hold that wasn't like other people's. It simply never occurred to me to ever, ever mention it.
In 1996 I moved to Los Angeles where I wrote screen plays and poetry for over ten years. During that time, one tiny little snippet of a memory (not about the Island) I wrote in a prose poem caught the attention of a friend of mine. He bugged me about making this little story into a film. I demurred, but finally told him he should go ahead. He took my words and won $10,000 in production budget to make the film. "The Vest" then went on to win multiple high profile film festivals and play in the Sundance Film Festival.
I was well into my 40's when, based on the popularity of the film, the only friend I'd ever told about Bluff Island suggested that, rather than keep writing screen plays about other people, I should write about my time on the Island. I started in 2005 and worked to create a beautiful book out of my true and unique experience. This is it. I hope you like it. Thanks for reading."
- from Stephanie Hubbard, author of Bluff Island Rescue Service
Stephanie Hubbard is an award winning documentary film editor based in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown on PBS, History Channel, Discovery Channel and Court TV. She's had plays produced at Sacred Fool's theater, and won awards for her poetry and earlier memoirs, one of which, as a short film, won the audience award in it's category at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.