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Party Done Popular TV host, Ian Alleyne, uses viewer tips to try to make a dent in Trinidad's soaring murder and crime rate. But, will his controversial techniques put him at odds with criminals and the law? Trinidad and Tobago 2021 documentary featurette 47 PG-13 English For over a decade, murders, robberies and other violent crimes have soared in Trinidad and Tobago, leading to a massive change in the way that ordinary citizens live their lives. When a shocking daytime shooting happens, popular (if controversial) TV host, Ian Alleyne uses anonymous tips from his audience to track down the suspect. Alleyne’s TV show, “Crime Watch”, is the most watched crime programme in Trinidad & Tobago. The show is also watched throughout the Caribbean and streamed to large audiences worldwide on Facebook and Youtube. With police corruption leading to a distrust among citizens, the public would rather give their information to Alleyne anonymously, who then works with the police to apprehend the suspects – sometimes to his own detriment.  With unprecedented access to Ian Alleyne, his crew and studio, ‘Party Done’ reveals a portrait of a complicated man and a troubled nation. a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/party-done-1024x576-1.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/PartyDone_Still1-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/PartyDone_Still2-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariko Munro";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Ian Harnarine";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Navin Harrilal";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Ian Harnarine";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Navin Harrilal";}} FILMCO http://www.facebook.com/PartyDone @iankh https://vimeo.com/683446743 @partydone_themovie trinidad+tobago film festival, Third Horizon Film Festival, Timehri Film Festival,   1
The Forgotten Boys Three young men find purpose in a prison-based debate team led by journalist Debbie Jacob. Trinidad and Tobago 2021 documentary featurette 43 PG-13 English “The Forgotten Boys” follows the stories of three strangers, Darrem, Cornelius and Jahmai, who collectively depict the realities and struggles of the various stages of incarceration. Each journey is an exploration of the intergenerational impacts of mass incarceration. The common thread between these young men is a prison-based English class and debate team taught and developed by Trinidadian journalist, Debbie Jacob. Restorative justice programs within the prison tend to be a safe haven, providing remandees and inmates with a sense of purpose. This film will take you behind and beyond the bars seeking to humanize a sector of society that is often isolated. The overall mission is to challenge stigmas, empower the misrepresented and influence social change. Highlighting universal human experience and adversity from a Caribbean perspective. a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FORGOTTENBOYS-02.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:90:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/The-Forgotten-Boys-Production-Still_01-1.jpg";i:1;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/The-Forgotten-Boys-Proudction-Still_02.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Alexandra Warner";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Alexandra Warner";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Alexandra Warner";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Shane Hosein";}} Darrem Cheltenham, Cornelius Laborde, Susan Donaldson, Jahmai Donaldson, Debbie Jacob https://www.facebook.com/untolddocuseries https://vimeo.com/669895941 untolddocuseries Audience Choice Award, CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, SemiFinalist, Dumbo Film Festival trinidad+tobago film festival, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, Dumbo Film Festival 1
The Trident: The Land We Call Home When a video of an unknown creature went viral in Barbados,a young journalist and her team embark on a journey to seek out the truth about it,she ends up uncovering a bigger story than just a video. Barbados 2019 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"horror";i:1;s:14:"sciencefiction";} narrative feature 79 No Rating English When a video of an unknown creature went viral in Barbados,a young journalist and her team embark on a journey to seek out the truth about it,she ends up uncovering a bigger story than just a video. a:1:{i:0;s:96:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/49674120_382808975629169_4583035575790993408_n.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-Trident_2019_Screenshot_1.2.5.jpg";i:1;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-Trident_2019_Screenshot_1.2.3.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Ishnail John";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Stockton Miller";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Cherah Belgrave";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Stockton Miller";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Stockton Miller";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Stockton Miller";}} ISHMAIL JOHN,, STOCKTON MILLER , CHERAH BELGRAVE, BRANDON BLACKMAN, FRANK GILKES, ANDRINA ALLYENE, DANNY EDWARDS, KRISCHAN STOUTE, DWAYNE GIBBS, RASHANE BEND, ADDISA BROWN, DASHAWN FOSTER, RANDY GRIFFITH, RICHARD “R.C” DANIEL, RACHAD KNIGHT, ARI ROLLINS, KREIG THOMPSON 1
Caribbean Young Explorers Discover Trinidad & Tobago through the eyes of the Young Explorers Trinidad and Tobago 2016 series 20 No Rating English The Young Explorers, a group of children aged 10 -15yrs take us on a journey through Trinidad & Tobago, discovering the lifestyle of children in different areas and in their natural environment. The children in the community we visit, act as the hosts and present to the Young Explorers their life styles with pride and enthusiasm. a:1:{i:0;s:59:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/YES-green.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Lorrainer O'Connor";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Lorraine O'Connor";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Lorraine O'Connor";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dion Boucaud";}} Lilliput Theatre & Children from the communities https://vimeo.com/524526876 1
Kingston Paradise A hustler’s journey into chaos to steal a car and his lady friends dream for peace from a painting, forces a crime that changes their lives dramatically, forever. Jamaica 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:6:"action";} narrative feature 83 No Rating English In an off-beat nuanced film, Rocksy, a small-time hustler, journeys into chaos to steal a car while his lady friend Rosie hangs a watercolor painting in their modest room and dreams of peace. The fight to survive their broken dreams and aspirations forces them to commit a crime that changes their lives forever. Shot on the streets of Kingston where poverty, beauty and desperation collide, this Jamaican story transcends its Island locale to become a universal story of people whose poverty seems to trap them in a life where reckless acts appear the only road to an elusive better life. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/KINGSTON-PARADISE-POSTER.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Kingston-Paradise-Still.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Steven Istock";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Frances-Anne Solomon";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Mary Wells";}} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Frances Anne-Solomon";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Mary Wells";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sajoya Alcott";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Caribbean Creativity";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Mary Wells";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Mary Wells";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Dominique Naipaul";}} Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, Camille Small, Greggory Nelson (aka DJ Rock Supreme), Paul Shoucair, Peter Abrikian, Munair Zacca, Michelle London, Errol Forbes, Jordan Francis, Stephen Edwards, Jabokie Mattis, Carlene Taylor, Pauline Blake https://www.facebook.com/K.ParadiseFilm KingstnParadise kingstonparadisefilm “Best Diaspora Feature” - Africa Movie Academy Awards, (AMAA 2014), “Festival Programmers Award – Narrative Feature” - Pan African Film Festival 2014, “Audience Award & Special Mention – Best Feature Narrative” - CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2013 1
Ganga Dhaara: Sacred Spaces A guru resurrects an ancient Indian festival in the Caribbean island of Trinidad to preserve the religious traditions of his migrant ancestors. Trinidad and Tobago 2020 documentary short 30 No Rating English Ganga Dhaara is a one-day pilgrimage of Hindus at the Marianne River along the north coast of Trinidad. Established in 1993, it continues to this day. Inspired by Ganga Dussehra, a Hindu festival in India which commemorates the descent of the Ganges River from the Heavens to Earth, it became a ‘space’ to conduct a range of Hindu activities. This documentary examines how and why the Ganga Dhaara festival came to be based on accounts from the key founders and participants. It addresses issues of organizational continuity and religious and cultural retention in the context of modernization. The importance of ‘space’ and how space is constituted, shared, used and made sacred is also explored. Attention is drawn to how deeper philosophical and cosmological beliefs echo in other religious systems. In that regard, similarities in viewpoints with the Trinidad Orisha, a syncretic religion of Caribbean origin originally from West Africa, is also examined. The film also seeks to make the connection between spirituality and sustainable use of the environment and posits the question: how can our improved understanding of the parameters which underlie the sacredness of spaces be applied to improve the sustainable use of secular spaces? a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Perry Polar";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Sharda Patasar";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Perry Polar";}} https://www.facebook.com/Ganga-Dhaara-Sacred-Spaces-106700231115526/ https://youtu.be/LztKX9VCj2A Official selection- 2020 trinidad+tobago film festival, Special mention- 2021 Global Shorts 1
Sally’s Way Sometimes you find a way. Sometimes the way finds you. A 12-year-old orphan feels determined to have a say in her destiny, despite life's sudden changes. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 narrative feature 76 No Rating English 12-year-old Sally is at risk of being sent to an orphanage when her grandmother falls ill. Determined to have a say in her own life, Sally’s perseverance pays off.She learns that she can make things happen if she takes action when inspiration strikes. The value of community support also becomes clear and, for the first time ever, she and Granny enjoy pipe borne water at the small, hillside hut they call home. Sally shows young audiences that a self-determining attitude, even more than circumstance, makes our way in life. a:1:{i:0;s:82:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Sallys-Way_2015_Poster-1-scaled.jpeg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Joanne Tracy Farrag";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Joanne Johnson";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Louris Lee-Sing";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Joanne Johnson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Joanne Johnson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";}} Hansley Adjodha, Patti-Anne Ali, Eunice Alleyne, Sarah DeGale, Alyssa Highly, Conrad Parris, Roland Yearwood (RemBunction) Louris Lee-Sing https://www.facebook.com/sallyswayfilm/ sallyswayfilm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE3t3vB_1TM sallyswayfilm Global Zoom Award- Seattle Children’s Film Festival, People’s Choice Award-trinidad + tobago film festival, People’s Choice Award- Bay Street Film Festival, Best International Feature- Boston Kids’ Film Festival Seattle Children’s Film Festival, trinidad + tobago film festival, LUCAS Kinderfilm Festival, Bay Street Film Festival, Boston Kids’ Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival 1
Positive and Pregnant When a pregnant young woman discovers she is HIV positive, her world comes crashing down. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 24 No Rating English Alicia meets Marvin and quickly falls for him. They decide to take the next step and become intimate. Soon after, Alicia realizes that she is pregnant. The couple takes a routine HIV test and the results are positive. Alicia becomes severely depressed and consumed by guilt. She evaluates her life, decisions, and the possibilities for her unborn child. a:1:{i:0;s:57:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2292659.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:57:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2604203.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Candice Lela";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Nyron Rolingson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Stacy Lela";}} Naomi Abiola, Duane Dario Dixon, Jeanine Kim Lee, Pauline Mark, Lylah Persad FILMCO Best Documentary and Docudrama, New York International Film Festival, 2011 Women Deliver Cinema Corner, 2013, New York International Film Festival, 2011, trinidad + tobago film festival, 2011 1
Uncivilized Disenchanted by the modern world, filmmaker Michael Lees heads into the forest of Dominica with some basic survival gear, religious texts and a camera. England, Dominica 2019 documentary feature 71 PG English Disenchanted by the modern world, filmmaker Michael Lees heads into the forest of Dominica with some basic survival gear, religious texts, and a camera. “Why did man ever leave the forest? And what makes for a good life?” Just as he starts to acclimatize to his new life, the catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Maria (one of the top ten strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history) makes a direct landfall on Dominica. Michael is caught out in the open in a palm leaf and bamboo hut. With the nation in ruins, the forest destroyed, and essential services knocked out islandwide, the entire country must now return to a past way of life if they hope to survive. a:1:{i:0;s:68:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Posteruncivilized.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Uncivilized_Still-720x405-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Michael Lees";}} trinidad + tobago film festival, 2019 1
The Deliverer After his son is kidnapped, a Trinidadian fisherman brokers a drug deal with a Venezuelan refugee to traffic cocaine to rescue his son and save his village from a corrupt government official, in exchange for helping her find asylum for her family. Trinidad and Tobago 2021 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 120 No Rating English Joseph Marcel; a Trinidadian fisherman on a hunger strike, leads villagers in failed protest of Anita Maraj; a corrupt politician bent on constructing a Petro-Chemical plant that will displace villagers off their land. But when Joseph’s son is kidnapped by pirates, he brokers a deal with a mysterious Venezuelan refugee named Maria ‘Shane’ Valez, to traffic cocaine between Venezuela and Trinidad to pay the ransom and to bribe the politician to get off his land, in exchange for helping Shane bring her family to safety. Now deeply enmeshed in a drug cartel that has brought the pall of loss and bloodshed to the village, Joseph must confront his enemies and face himself in order to deliver his home from the brink of annihilation. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Deliverer-Proof-of-Concept-Image-4.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Deliverer-Proof-of-Concept-Image-15.jpg";i:1;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Deliverer-Proof-of-Concept-Image-17.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Paul Pryce";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Lisa Wickham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Paul Pryce";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Paul Pryce";}} https://www.thedeliverermovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thedeliverermovie/ https://vimeo.com/271354765 Best Foreign Film (Atlanta Underground Film Festival), Best Pitch and Audience Award (Caribbean Tales Film Festival) The BlackStar Film festival, trinidad + tobago film festival, Belize International Film Festival, Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Toronto Clack International Film Festival 1
Lady in the River Haunted by the ghostly image of a woman, a young man suffers a nervous breakdown. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:7:"fantasy";} narrative short 15 No Rating English A discharged soldier tries to come to terms with his grief by maintaining a strict daily routine of medication and meditation but a apparition from the past threatens to throw him off the deep end. a:1:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LITR-1.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LITR-3.png";i:1;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LITR-2.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:31:"Soraya Moolchan, Israel Ramjohn";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Soraya Moolchan";}} Cinematography & VFX - Israel Ramjohn, Jabari McQueen - "Lee", Taromi Lourdes - "Lady/Jesse", Alicia Gift - "Ms. James" https://www.facebook.com/hellohototo https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=249378072390361 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival '18 1
A Story About Wendy 2 Following on from A Story about Wendy (2012), when she was dumped by her fiancé and sought to get her life back together, Wendy Phillips returns in the second chapter of her adventures. Trinidad and Tobago 2014 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";i:1;s:8:"thriller";} feature 63 No Rating English Following on from A Story about Wendy (2012), when she was dumped by her fiancé and sought to get her life back together, Wendy Phillips returns in the second chapter of her adventures. Excited to start work at Quirky TV as Simone Davies’ personal assistant, Wendy proves that she is dedicated and efficient. But when she inadvertently discovers information that reveals what really happened to Simone’s previous assistants, Wendy realises that her life is in danger. a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/A-Story-About-Wendy-2-Official-Poster.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/A-Story-About-Wendy-2-Landscape_1.1.10.jpg";i:1;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/A-Story-About-Wendy-2-Landscape_1.1.7.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:26:"Sascha Ali | Kevin Huggins";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:30:"Anthony Fung | Kevin Lee Yeung";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Carla Hutchinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Steven Broadbridge";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Sascha Ali";}} Heidi Walcott, Catherine Emmanuel, Marcia Henville, Ayanna Cezanne, Karisse Montano, Brett Bengochea, Garth Voisin, Gina Parris, Caroline Neisha Taylor, Natalie Purvis, Damian Archie, Yvette Adams, Salina Ali, Jennifer Hay Kalloo, Ian Gill, Halcian Pierre, Amado Duarte FILMCO trinidad + tobago film festival, 2017, Belize International Film Festival, 2017 1
A Story About Wendy Wendy Phillips' life spirals out of control after the sudden departure of her fiance . Trinidad and Tobago 2012 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";i:1;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 40 No Rating English Wendy Phillips’ life spirals out of control after the sudden departure of her fiance . Forced to move back in with her parents, Wendy’s Mother and childhood best friend, Giselle are concerned that Wendy is hanging out with a deviant, Sylvia. Wendy hopes that landing a job with Television Presenter Simone Davies, will help get her back on her feet, but Simone has other plans for Wendy. a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/A-Story-About-Wendy_2012_Portrait-Poster-Image_Tego.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/A-Story-About-Wendy-Landscape_1.1.1.jpg";i:1;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/A-Story-About-Wendy-Landscape_1.1.4.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Sascha Ali";}} Yvette Adams, Damian Archie, Ayanna Cezanne, Catherine Emmanuel, Alan Ferreira, Ian Gill, Marcia Henville, Samantha John, Ricardo Jute, Jennifer Hay Kalloo, Pauline Mark, Karisse Montano, Natalie Purvis, Heidi Walcott FILMCO 1
1990: Before, During and After A four-part documentary series, ''1990: before, during and after'' is an in-depth exploration of the 1990 coup attempt in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago 2021 a:1:{i:0;s:10:"historical";} documentary series No Rating English In Development For six days in July and August 1990, the people of Trinidad and Tobago watched in fear and disbelief as the single most deadly – and arguably the most shocking –  event in the modern history of the country unfolded. During the attempted coup of 1990, members of the Jamaat Al Muslimeen, a local radical Islamic group, raided the Parliament, bombed the police headquarters, commandeered the national television station, TTT, and killed several people (the exact number is still not known). In the four-part documentary series, ‘1990’, award-winning filmmaker and television producer, Mariel Brown, will explore the issues that gave rise to the 1990 coup attempt; take an in depth look at each day of the stand-off – in the Red House and Trinidad and Tobago Television, and in Port of Spain as a whole – which culminated in Abu Bakr’s surrender; examine the effect of the resulting amnesty and other court cases around the Muslimeen; and try to unravel the tangled knot of relationships, questionable criminal justice and complicity that continues, even thirty years later. . a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1990-poster2-06.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:97:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/127276765_103979071552154_8942409565882721343_o.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Tracy Farrag";}i:2;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:902:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane is p Producer with a range of experience from commercials to independent film, working across several countries. Broadcast credits include Line Producer on feature films Play the Devil and HERO Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross, which have both opened for the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. I am currently producing short film Immune and my first feature film. With a BA in Visual Art and an MA in Culture, Policy and Management, Lesley-Anne has been involved in several NGOs and arts organisations and is especially interested in projects that can make a positive impact. In 2017, with a group of filmmakers, I co-founded a social enterprise dedicated to creating a sustainable ecosystem for film and television producers and directors in Trinidad & Tobago and the wider Caribbean called the Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago.";s:10:"photograph";s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Lesley-Anne-Macfarlane-Headshot-scaled.jpg";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} Catherine Emmanuel - Research, Soraya Moolchan - Research, Mikayla Almandoz - Research https://bit.ly/2U4gZXw https://www.facebook.com/1990docseries 1990docseries 1990docseries 1
Get Free Trinidad and Tobago 2019 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative featurette 37 No Rating English After IRIS ends her relationship with her boyfriend FABIAN, she sees it as an opportunity for a fresh start to her life. Inner peace and self-love is the goal for herself as she moves forward. Her goals are being challenged with replicated signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She struggles as she is haunted with flashbacks of her past physical abuse encounters with FABIAN. IRIS lives alone and also worries that FABIEN may return to seek unwanted closure. In an attempt to prevent this from happening she makes necessary safety arrangements. Arrangements that would then be proven to not be enough because what the heart wants, it wants, even in life and in death. a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/get-free_portrait.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Get-Free_Still-01.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Akkel "Lee" Charles";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Akkel "Lee" Charles";}} Johnette Brown as Iris, Akkel Charles as Fabian https://youtu.be/p1veUEVUypQ https://www.youtube.com/c/AANATION get.free_theshortfilm Nominations, Best Medium Length Narrative Film at ttff/20, Best Trinidad and Tobago Film at ttff/20 trinidad + tobago film festival, 2020 1
Oso OSO is a journey through the story of a pop icon told by its own protagonists, the Tous family, the most famous jewellers in Spain. Spain 2020 documentary feature 78 No Rating Spanish, Japanese, English, Catalan OSO tells the history of TOUS from its beginnings, when Salvador Tous’s father began as an apprentice watchmaker, to the present day. The documentary recounts the achievements, controversies and visionary character around the milestones that have defined the success of this family business and analyzes in detail its flagship product: a bear with childish shapes, loved and hated in equal measure, which has ended up becoming a pop icon. World Premiere at the Festival de Cine de San Sebastián 2020. a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Cartel-SOCIAL_INGLES_01.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DSC01980-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DSC06046-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} TOUS family, Emma Roberts, Javier Mariscal, Toni Segarra, Oscar Guayabero, Nuria Peist, Jordi Corominas, Mariangel Alcazar, Paula Echevarria, Andres San Gil, Veronica Echegui The Mediapro Studio (Available on Amazon Prime) http://amandasans.com/amanda-sans-pantling/https-vimeo-com-459489629/ http://amandasans.com/amanda-sans-pantling/https-vimeo-com-459489629/ Festival de Cine San Sebastian 2020 1
Immune In a world scourged by a terrible disease, a healthy mother-to-be must escape the clutches of an authoritarian government or risk losing her life and that of her unborn child. United Kingdom 2020 a:2:{i:0;s:5:"drama";i:1;s:14:"sciencefiction";} narrative 15 No Rating English a:1:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Immune.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:58:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Immune-1.jpg";i:1;s:58:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Immune-2.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Maurice C. Kenney";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";}} Andrew Scarborough, Celine Abrahams, Nina Stratford https://vimeo.com/453971907 1
Leftovers A girl, her mother, a turkey and a knife. Canada 1994 documentary short 8 No Rating In “Leftovers” Janine Fung’s wild narration about misunderstandings in her traditional Chinese family plays over images of her mother carving turkey. a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Leftovers-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";}} Toronto International Film Festival, 1994, 1
Caroni A young West Indian nanny in New York City wants to reunite with her daughter back in Trinidad for her birthday party. Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 8 No Rating English In New York City, Rajni is a homesick nanny to the upper middle class. She keeps in touch with her own daughter, Mosaic, back in Trinidad by videochatting with her. When Mosaic realizes that her mother will not be there for her birthday party, Rajni obsesses with how she can join her. a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Caroni_Still3.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Caroni_Still2.jpg";i:1;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Caroni_Still1.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:26:"Ian Harnarine | Doug Lenox";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:48:"Elizabeth Wentling | Alexis Gambis | Lauren Kaye";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Elizabeth Wentling";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Ian Harnarine";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Doug Lenox";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Ian Harnarine";}} Radha Singh, Arianna Ruben, Nina Colon, Seema Singh FILMCO iankh harnarine Toronto International Film Festival, 2018, Third Horizon Film Festival, 2018, trinidad + tobago film festival, 2018 1
The Lagahoo According to Caribbean folklore, the Lagahoo is a mythical, shapeshifting monster that is said to roam lonely areas at night while stalking their prey. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 narrative short 8 No Rating English According to Caribbean folklore, the Lagahoo is a mythical, shapeshifting monster that is said to roam lonely areas at night while stalking their prey. Many people tell the tale of hearing the sound of heavy chains dragging in the bushes while they walked home, as the Lagahoo stalked them… a:1:{i:0;s:94:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Lagahoo-Official-Selection-Poster-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Lagahoo.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Riyadh Rahaman";}} Riyadh Rahaman, Shazeed Mohammed, Zaf Rahaman FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/RiyalityStudio/ https://vimeo.com/389765013 riyalitystudio Official Selection, trinidad + tobago film festival, 2019 1
Her Shorts A Collection of Short FIlms by Caribbean Women Trinidad and Tobago, Curaçao, USA, UK 2020 narrative No Rating 'English', 'Spanish with subtitles', 'Dutch with subtitles'. Her Shorts brings together the films of some of the most talented women directors working in the Caribbean today. From a father’s desperate search to find milk for his hungry baby, to a daughter’s heartfelt Christmas wishes and a taxi driver and his passenger’s unexpected journey into the past, these short films offer a varied and compelling glimpse into our shared human and Caribbean experience. a:1:{i:0;s:69:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/HER-SHORTS-vertical.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/HER-SHORTS-Square.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:65:"Juliette McCawley - 'Drink' | Olivia Wyatt - 'Floating into Fire'";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:127:"Emilie Upczak - 'Knockabout' | Teneille Newallo - 'Mangroves' | Laila Petrone - 'No Me Olvidaré de Ti (I Will Not Forget You)'";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:91:"Maya Cozier - 'Short Drop' | Elizabeth Francisco and Sulin Passial - 'Sin Ayo (No Goodbye)'";}} FILMCO https://filmco.org/product/her-shorts-dvd https://vimeo.com/486039004 1
From Gangsta to Pastor The documentary chronicles the life of Gary Grant - once a gangster and now a pastor - who works to help the community he once hurt. Trinidad and Tobago 2019 documentary featurette 49 No Rating English The documentary chronicles the life of Gary Grant – once a gangster and now a pastor – who works to help the community he once hurt. Born and raised in Laventille, his troubled childhood led him down the path of crime. Abandoned by his father he found protection and power in the strength of a gang. After years of living on the wrong side of the law, doing jail time and seeing many of his friends die too young – he made the choice to turn his life around. a:1:{i:0;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FROM-GANGSTA-TO-PASTOR_Poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Photo-Gary-02-1-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:3:"CMB";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"T&T ROCKS";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Miquel Galofré ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Gary Grant FILMCO https://trinidadandtobagorocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/miquel.galofre https://vimeo.com/486057353 trinidadandtobagorocks 1
Breaking the Cycle Moving from victim to survivor, Camika, a single mother of seven, shares her personal story of how she got the strength and voice to stop the cycle of domestic abuse in her home. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 documentary feature 61 No Rating Moving from victim to survivor, Camika, a mother of seven, shares her personal story of how she got the voice and strength to stop the cycle of domestic abuse in her home. Abandoned by her father and hurt by men now she works hard to help other victims of domestic abuse while she still struggles trying to repair the impact of the years of abuse in front of her children. a:1:{i:0;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Breaking-The-Cycle-Poster.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Breaking-the-Cycle_-photo-Camika-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Photo-03-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:3:"CMB";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"T&T ROCKS";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Miquel Galofré ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Camika Mc Letchie FILMCO https://trinidadandtobagorocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/miquel.galofre https://vimeo.com/486057324 trinidadandtobagorocks Best Documentary, Grenada Film Festival, Special Mention at Croatia Film Festival 1
I Don’t Call It Ghetto Trying to be a part of the solution, Onika works hard to build trust in her role as a police officer. Trinidad and Tobago 2020 documentary featurette 42 All Ages English Mother of three, Onika James has had a life filled with challenges, obstacles and heartache. Through this documentary, we see how her difficult past only made her stronger and lit a fire in her to reach for a different life, one in which she could help her community. Taking great pride in the work that she does, we see how she is driven by the desire to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Her three children are the centre of her life and a new husband gives her strength. But she still faces challenges of raising a teen son in an area known for crime and must work hard to build trust in her role as a police officer. a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Photo-Onika-01-scaled.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Photo-Onika-02-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Photo-Onika-03-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"T&T Rocks";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Miquel Galofré ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Onika James FILMCO https://trinidadandtobagorocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/miquel.galofre https://vimeo.com/486050258 trinidadandtobagorocks best documentary med length film and best trinidad and tobago film at trinidad + tobago film festival trinidad and tobago film festival 2020 1
As I Was Going To St. Ives Three British born artists living in Trinidad, the United States and England, linked by their relationships with the St. Ives School, discuss their use of text in making the visual image. Trinidad and Tobago documentary featurette 45 No Rating English Disconnected from galleries and access to a viewership other than virtual formats, this is a collaboration to show work to a larger public in the time of COVID, 2020. Each artist contributes video footage and still images of their work shot in their own studios with each artist based in a different geographical location: Rex Dixon from Trinidad in the Caribbean, Vivian Pedley from Cornwall, England and Adrian Frost from Arkansas, USA. The connections between the artists and the St. Ives school are foundational in their development as artists and have influenced their various stylistic progressions. The showcasing of text and image in their past and current work links back to the earliest forms of human communication as in signs and symbols of cave painting and illuminated manuscripts and brings out the poet in each artist in the placement of words on or against their image. a:1:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Poster-As-I-Was-Going-to-St-Ives-.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";}} Rex Dixon, Adrian Frost, Vivian Pedley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtGkCDY4Now 1
CODE “Code” explores the struggle between the old ways of Rastafari livity and modern day technology. Jamaica 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 13 No Rating “Code” explores the struggle between the old ways of Rastafari livity and modern day technology. It is also about a boy who defies a father he loves and respects to prove his manhood. a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CODE_POSTER_FINAL.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Darrin Tenent";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Sarah Manley";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Sarah Manley";}} Kaleb D’Aguilar, Carl Davis, Ouida Lewis FILMCO https://vimeo.com/379849338 1
Pillowman Leonard Smith has been an affable, ubiquitous figure on the streets of Kingston for the last 30 years, a maker and seller of one product: pillows. This film is a meditation on the man behind the smile. Jamaica 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary short 5 GA English Leonard Smith has been an affable, ubiquitous figure on the streets of Kingston for the last 30 years, a maker and seller of one product: pillows. This film is a meditation on the man behind the smile.   a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Pillowman-still.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:59:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pillowman.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Nile Saulter";}} FILMCO trinidad+tobago film festival, 2014 1
Unravelled Trinidad and Tobago 2011 documentary short 29 14+ English Chrissy is a sheltered teenager from a loving home, whose world flips upside down when she is raped by three men. Based on a true story, Unravelled explores the trauma experienced by Chrissy and her family, and her determination to get revenge. a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Unravelled-stil.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Unravelled-stil.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Fraser";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Fraser";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Fraser";}} Sylvie Levia, Nicholas Durity, Tyron Kerr, Errol "Blood" Roberts, Kizzie Garraway, Amrika Mutroo, Patrice Williams FILMCO trinidad+tobago film festival, 2011 1
Three Women Three women. About slavery and freedom. Suriname 2018 documentary featurette 50 14+ Dutch with English Subtitles From late 16th century until 1863, the Dutch sold an estimated 600,000 African people into slavery. This documentary follows three women who are each involved in the heritage of slavery in their respective roles. When researcher Ellen-Rose Kambel discovers a photograph of a man who owned her ancestors in slavery, she decides to locate his descendants. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/drie-vrouwen-3-800x800-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Three-Women-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:8:"Ida Does";}} FILMCO 1
Amsterdam, Traces of Sugar In the award-winning documentary ‘Amsterdam. Traces of sugar’, TV personality Noraly Beyer and rapper Typhoon (Glenn de Randamie) unravel their family histories, marked by slavery, while artist Patricia Kaersenhout, encourages her audience to reflect on slavery. Suriname 2017 documentary featurette 55 No Rating Dutch with English Subtitles In the award-winning documentary ‘Amsterdam. Traces of sugar’, TV personality Noraly Beyer and rapper Typhoon (Glenn de Randamie) unravel their family histories, marked by slavery, while artist Patricia Kaersenhout, encourages her audience to reflect on slavery. As a teenager, Noraly Beyer was surprised by the fact that her maiden name Oostvriesland is written on the façade of an Amsterdam warehouse on the Damrak. In ancient archives in Surinam, she discovers the origin of the name. Patricia Kaersenhout has discovered that sugar and blood have a lot to do with each other. She turned this into a gripping work of art. Typhoon discovers a special story in his family tree. The rapper feels a deep emotional bond with his ancestors and expresses that in his music. Amsterdam had an important role in the administration of the colonies and in the trade of enslaved Africans through the WIC (West India Company). The urban landscape has many tangible traces that lead back to this period. The Black Heritage Tours guides the audience to these places. With these personal stories, the documentary examines the shared history of Surinam and the Netherlands. How are the transatlantic slave trade and slavery encoded in Dutch memory? How does the past affect our present?   a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/amsterdam-poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:8:"Ida Does";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:8:"Ida Does";}} Noraly Beyer, Glenn de Randamie, Patricia Kaersenhout FILMCO 1
The Misadventures of Brian and Sachin Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:2:{i:0;s:9:"adventure";i:1;s:6:"comedy";} narrative featurette 34 No Rating The Misadventures of Brian and Sachin is a 35-minute buddy adventure comedy which sees two 14-year-old boys journey into the jungle to track down a mysterious local eccentric after he takes off with one’s prized cricket ball. a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/misadventures-poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:120:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/The-Misadventures-of-Brian-and-Sachin-2015-Landscape-Poster-Image-Tego.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Nicholas Clarke";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Nicholas Clarke";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Anderson Edgehill";}} Jarod Baptiste, Nicholas Subero FILMCO trinidad+tobago film festival, 2015 1
Shouters and the “Control Freak” Empire, A Country Beyond Prohibition Trinidad and Tobago 2010 documentary featurette 54 No Rating This thought provoking documentary produced jointly by Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade and criminologist Professor Onwubiko Agozino questions power and social control through exposing the central conflict between Euro-centric and Afro-centric religions. a:1:{i:0;s:94:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/shouters-and-the-control-freak-empire-poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:111:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/The-Shouters-and-the-contro-freak-empire-promotional-material.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:23:"LRS Productions Limited";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Syriac";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Syriac";}} FILMCO https://vimeo.com/389764686 1
No Soca No Life Trinidad and Tobago 2012 narrative short 37 No Rating A young girl from an impoverished community betrays her mother’s wish to not sing soca music. a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/No-Soca-No-Life-2012-Flyer-Original-2.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:104:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/No-Soca-No-Life-2012-Still-Original-terri-profilecu-01.jpg";i:1;s:100:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/No-Soca-No-Life-2012-Still-Original-terrinjamie-04.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Nigel Thompson";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Kevin Adams";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Kevin Adams";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Kevin Adams";}} Terri Lyons, Penelope Spencer, Kearn Samuel, Christopher Hinkson, Michael Cherrie, Jamie Lee Phillips FILMCO https://vimeo.com/388336457 TT Film Company grant, Ministry of Arts grant, Best Actress (TT film fest), BPTT script in development 1
The Cuatro Man Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary short 14 GA English The Cuatro Man is a portrait of Robert Munro, a virtuoso Trinidad and Tobago musician. Regarded as a legend in his own music community, he faces a relative lack of recognition in mainstream culture alongside his four-stringed musical instrument. a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-Cuatro-Man-Poster-PNG-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Mikhail Gibbings";}} Robert Munro FILMCO trinidad+tobago film festival, 2015 1
Sorf Hair Sorf Hair explores the natural-hair experience in T+T. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 documentary short 24 No Rating English People with kinky/curly hair have been the butt of every hair joke for centuries. From discrimination to lost opportunities, these issues tend to take a toll on the lives of “naturals” around the globe. Sorf Hair explores the natural-hair experience in T+T as people from all walks of life and with different hair textures reveal their stories and challenges. a:1:{i:0;s:91:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sorf-Hair-2017-Portrait-Poster-Image-Tego.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:91:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sorf-Hair2017-Landscape-Poster-Image-Tego.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Leslie Ann Caton";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Shari Petti";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Shari Petti";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Shari Petti";}} Attilah Springer, Athlaia clarke, Shinelle Ambris, Shari Petti, Jelani Warker, Shanice Smith, FILMCO 1
Sampson’s Heart A young widower haunted by the death of his wife has an en unexpected visitor from his past, which forces him to face his present. Trinidad and Tobago 2019 narrative short 15 PG English A young widower lives in self imposed exile deep in the country, haunted by the death of his wife. An unexpected visitor from his past forces him to confront his shattered life. a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/OFFICIAL-SAMPSON-POSTER.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_4377-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} 1
The Insatiable Season The Insatiable Season is a fun and intimate look at the creations, crises and passion of the Mac Farlane camp as they produce a beautiful costumed band for Trinidad’s Carnival. Trinidad and Tobago 2007 documentary featurette 52 No Rating English So we meet the characters one at a time.  Bogart is grumbling about everything being so late.  Robby has been in a state of sustained carnival wonder since the early 80s.  Paul is jammin’ in Trinidad with Mac Farlane for the first time, lookin’ forward to the party.  Jhawhan is a folk dancer with dreams of being the king of carnival.  Brian is ambitious and determined and Jenette is a first-time costume maker with stars in her eyes and memories of the good old days of playing carnival. What happens when all of these people come together is nothing short of wonderful.  At times it is hilarious.  At times it is nothing but stress.  Always, it is suffused with the knowledge that wearable and mobile works of art are being made.  And towards the end of the season, the monotony of having to produce yet another costume is starting to weigh on everyone.  But into this mix comes the drive to produce a beautiful carnival king costume for Jhawhan to wear.  And for a while, everyone’s energies are diverted, heightened and focused on making this magnificent king.  When it comes time to perform, Jhawhan wears the costume well and everyone’s spirits are soaring, which makes the disappointment of his loss far greater. But the news gets worse.  Because everyone’s energies have been so diverted, they’ve lost sight of the need to produce the carnival band, and so it’s a mad and frantic dash to what everyone is hoping will be a stunning finish line: Carnival Tuesday. a:1:{i:0;s:60:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Insatiable.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:58:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_0065.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} FILMCO 1
Shades of a Crayon Conversations with Trinidad and Tobago's creative thinkers and makers. Trinidad and Tobago 2019 documentary series 180 No Rating English The series features conversations with Trinidad and Tobago’s creative thinkers and makers. We delve into their processes and what drives them to execute continuslly as creative individuals.     a:1:{i:0;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Shades-of-a-Crayon_Poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Dhano McNicol";}} FILMCO https://vimeo.com/393449008 1
Prepared to Fight The rise of Tubal Uriah Butler and his contribution to the development of the Labour Movement in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago 2012 documentary feature 97 No Rating English Prepared to Fight. This documentary is an exploration of the history of the Labour Movement in Trinidad and Tobago from Cipriani and Butler to the MSJ in the People’s Partnership. It looks at the influence of Marcus Garvey on the consciousness of Caribbean citizenry that gave rise to the labour revolts in Trinidad and Guyana; the rise of Tubal Uriah Butler and his contribution to the development of the Labour Movement in Trinidad and Tobago. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/prepared-to-fight-poster.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dion Boucaud";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Fraser";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Fraser";}} FILMCO 1
Fires of Hope 'Fires of Hope' was filmed to commemorating the Independence of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago 1983 a:1:{i:0;s:10:"historical";} documentary feature 61 No Rating English Artists, bankers, businessmen, fishermen and agriculturalists, economists, workers—citizens all—from Port of Spain to Charlotteville, reveal their hopes and criticisms of Trinidad and Tobago after many years of Independence. Seen against the expectations expressed through our national anthem and contextualized in the push for separation from the British Empire and the physical reality of the islands, with the music of our people ringing throughout. a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Fires-of-Hope.00_00_13_26.Still001.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Fires-of-Hope.00_13_24_00.Still003.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Hugh Robertson";}} 1
Poetry is an island An intimate portrait of Derek Walcott, set in his beloved native island St. Lucia. Netherlands 2013 documentary feature 80 No Rating English Derek Walcott, Literature Nobel Laureate travelled the world while remaining closely connected to his beloved island St. Lucia. As a poet, playwright, painter and even filmmaker, Derek Walcott hymned the Caribbean for over 60 years. This documentary presents an intimate portrait of him, set in his beloved native island St. Lucia. The place he always longed for, when he was taken to far away places by his universally acclaimed work. What moved and inspired this great poet? Who are the people whose lives became poetry through his writings? And how did they experience the gift of language of their friend, their mentor, and their father? This film explores the poetry of Derek Walcott, the landscapes and people that inspired it. It observes Walcott in places essential to his work and life, and gathers the thoughts of some of his closest childhood friends. Most importantly, this documentary is a celebration of the greatest gift Walcott has given the world: his poetry. a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Poetry-is-an-Island-Poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/poetry-is-an-island-3.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:8:"Ida Does";}} https://vimeo.com/378353406 1
Hinkson Trinidadian Donald 'Jackie' Hinkson talks about his life's work and demonstrates his techniques. Trinidad and Tobago 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary feature 97 PG English Trinidadian Donald ‘Jackie’ Hinkson, in his 70th year and on the occasion of a massive retrospective in four exhibition spaces talks about his life’s work and demonstrates his techniques in expressing his intention while creating a watercolor from the blank page to completion and work on a number of sculptures, public murals and drawings. His obvious skill expressed with candor and humility imbue this uniquely structured film with charm and ease while stunning the viewer with an unusual insight into the creative process of one of the country’s greatest living artists. a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Hinkson-Poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:59:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/hinkson-8.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Christopher Laird";}} 1
Panama Dreams The search for descendants of an ancestor who left Barbados in the early 1900s to build the Panama Canal. Barbados, Panama 2017 documentary feature 82 No Rating English Panama Dreams transports the viewer on filmmaker Alison Saunders’ modern-day search for descendants of an ancestor who left Barbados in the early 1900s to build the Panama Canal – one of the seven wonders of the modern world. After five years of creating compelling re-enactments and collecting archival film and photos, as well as contemporary images and interviews, she tells a larger, poignant story of strength, endurance and sacrifice and uncovers troubling issues of race, class and power that face descendants of those canal workers in Panama, the West Indies, the USA and Cuba today. a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Panama-Dreams.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Panama-Dreams.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Alison Saunders";}} 1
Directions Have you ever asked a Trini for Directions? Trinidad and Tobago 2007 documentary short 13 No Rating English In this documentary a number of persons are asked to give directions to a well-known Port of Spain landmark, with unsurprisingly hilarious, uniquely Trinidadian results. a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Directions_poster.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Naomi Howard";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} 1
Kaiso for July 27 Looking at the aftermath of the surprise attempted coup on the Caribbean island by a small Islamic group in 1990. Trinidad and Tobago 1991 documentary short 22 No Rating English An impreessionistic 22-minute documentary from Trinidad & Tobago looking at the aftermath of the surprise attempted coup on the Caribbean island by a small Islamic group in 1990. Calypso music is interspersed throughout to comment on the poltical situation in Trinidad.   a:1:{i:0;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Kaiso-Poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Kaiso-Still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} 1
Chutney in yuh Soca Examining the phenomenon of “chutney soca”, a musical hybrid from Trinidad & Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago 1996 documentary short 21 No Rating English An arts documentary examining the phenomenon of “chutney soca”, a musical hybrid from Trinidad & Tobago which blends thee traditions of the islands’ two biggest ethnic groups- Indian and African. As much politicaal as musical, “chutney soca” seems to offer a way for the two cultures, often perceived as being mutually antagonistic, to come together in a new exciting fusion of sounds.   a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Chutney-in-yuh-Soca-POSTER-copy.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/image2.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} 1
Siege The documentary also recounts the Army’s ferocious counter-attack against the Muslimeen in Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2008 documentary short 28 No Rating English “Siege” recounts the terror and courage of TTT employees as they re-live their days held captive under the gun barrels of 70 heavily armed Muslim insurgents. The documentary also recounts the Army’s ferocious counter-attack against the Muslimeen and how journalists and technical staff trapped inside the Television Station survived the blasts from rocket launchers and over 1 million rounds of ammunition. Created by Andrew-Lett, Dion Boucaud and Francesca Hawkins as part of the UWI film programme, this documentary produced in May 2008, will give anyone interested in the events of 1990. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SIEGE-POSTER-JPEG-scaled.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dion Boucaud";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Francesca Hawkins";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Junior-Andrew Lett";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Junior Andrew-Lett";}} https://vimeo.com/388335769 1
Dai Ailian (Dance) Trinidad and Tobago 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary short 10 GA English Dance is the story of the ballerina Dai Ailian (1916–2006), who was born and raised in Trinidad before emigrating to China. Considered China’s mother of modern dance, she was the first person to bring western ballet to the country, in 1940, and would go on to co-found the National Ballet of China and the Beijing Dance Academy. a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/103260_2222.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:55:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dance.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";s:9:"biography";s:465:"Trinidad-born filmmaker Janine Fung’s first short film, Leftovers (1994) had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her first narrative feature, The Doctor’s Daughter, or The Secret and the Lie (2005), premiered at the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Fung is also the director of the short film 4AM (ttff/10) and the feature-length documentary La Gaita (ttff/12; People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature).";}} https://vimeo.com/janinefung 1
Metiver in Paramin Farmers suffer great loss of topsoil and property owing to erosion and slippage. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 documentary short 20 No Rating English In this hillside agricultural village of Paramin, farmers suffer great loss of topsoil and property owing to erosion and slippage. This documentary captures the return to Paramin of ‘metiver’- an invaluable plant to a hillside farming community, which was lost over generations because of the overuse of weedicides. a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Metiver_-in-Paramin-Poster.pdf";} a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Screenshot_02.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:3:"PDC";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Vetiver TT";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"GEF SGP UNDP";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Jonathan Barcant";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Jamie Romany";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Dylan Quesnel";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Dylan Quesnel";}} Green Screen The Environmental Film Festival, 2017, trinidad+tobago film festival, 2017, Commonwealth Stories on Screen: A Short Film Program 1
Disposable To promote a viable recycling programme. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 documentary short 12 No Rating English Disposable is a short documentary exploring the work being done by organizations and private citizens as they attempt to promote a viable recycling programme in Trinidad & Tobago. From recycling plant workers to participating community members, Disposable highlights the desire, viability and necessity for the recycling call to action.   a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/DISPOSABLE-Poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Production-Still-01-Disposable.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Jonathan Barcant";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Dylan Quesnel";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Dylan Quesnel";}} trinidad+tobago film festival 2018, Green Screen The Environmental Film Festival, 2018 1
Dying Swan Peter Minshall returns to mas.... Trinidad and Tobago 2016 documentary short 10 No Rating English After ten years, internationally acclaimed mas artist, Peter Minshall, reinterprets Mikhail Fokine’s classic ballet The Dying Swan for a ‘Moko Jumbie’ (a stilt dancer) in drag. This film chronicles the assemblage and performance of this mas at the King of Carnival competition in February 2016. a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Dying-Swan_Production-Still.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Production-Still-Dying-Swan.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Christopher Laird";}} 1
Jab! The Blue Devils of Paramin The district of Paramin, at Carnival time sheds its rural languor and erupts into an inferno of bluepainted ‘jabs’ or devils. Trinidad and Tobago 2006 documentary short 47 No Rating English Isolated in the mountains of Trinidad, the district of Paramin, once a year at Carnival time sheds its rural languor and erupts into an inferno of bluepainted ‘jabs’ or devils. Kootoo, King Devil, prepares with his three brothers to once again win the village competition for the most convincing devil band. Known for his athletic prowess, and given to extraordinary feats like ripping up trees and scaling tall buildings, the charismatic Kootoo must still work hard with his band of devils to win the prize in the face of serious competition from a new generation of ‘jabs’. a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Jab_Blue-Devils-of-Paramin.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Alex De Verteuil";}} https://vimeo.com/478216935 trinidad+tobago film festival, 2006 1
Play the Devil An encounter with a successful businessman derails the plans set by his family... Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 90 No Rating English 18 year old Gregory is caught between repressing his true creative nature and desires and surrendering to society’s dictates of what it means to be a man. An encounter with a successful businessman derails the plans set by his family and community. Play The Devil shatters conventions of sexuality, masculinity, morality and individuality through its unapologetic multi-layered explorations of power dynamics, religion and aspirations. a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Play-the-devil-poster-Final.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:97:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20150327_PTD_PRODUCTION_STILLS_3902-Edit-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Abigail Hadeed";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maria Govan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maria Govan";}} Petrice Jones, Gareth Jenkins, Akil Nickolas, Penelope Spencer, Nickolai Salcedo https://www.facebook.com/playthedevilfilm/ https://vimeo.com/392457123 1
BIM Bim's violent past catches up with him.... Trinidad and Tobago 1974 narrative feature 100 No Rating English After his father’s death, Bheem Singh is sent to live with his aunt in Port of Spain. Bullied at school and abused at home, he runs away and begins a life of petty crime. After returning to the countryside—and taking a new name, Bim—he becomes leader of the sugar workers. Bim is soon made leader of the colony’s opposition party. It won’t be long, however, before his violent past catches up with him. a:1:{i:0;s:95:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BIM_1974_Poster_FILMCO-Retouched-4x5-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Production-Still-BIM.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:23:"Suzanne Nunez Robertson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Raoul Pantin";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Hugh Robertson";}} https://vimeo.com/376242962 1
The Weekend In a house filled with clashing personalities, lies and deceptions, what could possibly go wrong? Trinidad and Tobago 2017 narrative short 30 No Rating English Gregg Pinto, a filmmaker, invites a group of his closest friends to a getaway at a villa on Trinidad’s north coast to celebrate his fortieth birthday. This is supposed to be a memorable weekend commemorating this milestone. In a house filled with clashing personalities, lies and deceptions, what could possibly go wrong? a:1:{i:0;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/the-weekend-poster-final-11x17-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/TheWeekendPromo1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Aurora Herrera";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} Stephen Hadeed Jr., Cindy F. Daniel, David Codgell, Chris Smith, Andrew Friday, Kia Rollock, Ayanna Cezanne, Anokha Baptiste, Kealan Branellac, Naila King, Mark Wallace, Frances De Lancey https://vimeo.com/389764804 1
Party Girl Race.Class. The Revoluntionary 70's in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago, Poland 2015 narrative short 11 No Rating English Trinidad, 1970, just before the Black Power Revolution. A poolside party with an all-white crowd is in full swing. When an unexpected guest arrives, desire leads events to take a different turn. a:1:{i:0;s:104:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/party-girl_postcard_when-am-I-going-to-see-you-again-2.pdf";} a:1:{i:0;s:92:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Party-Girl-picture1-by-Joshua-Cazoe-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Roma Zachemba";}} Khafra Rudder, Frank Seales, Ellena Stacey, Leah Cadogan, Miami International Film Festival, 2015, trinidad+tobago film festival, 2015, Festival de Cine Global Dominicano, 2015, Zero Film Festival, 2015 1
Sweet Fries When getting lunch at a Trini fast food joint turns into a nightmare. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 narrative short 6 No Rating English Getting lunch at a fast food restaurant is usually a simple affair. Getting lunch at a Trini fast food joint, however, can be a nightmare, as the hapless young man at the centre of this funny-because-it’s-true tale finds out. Welcome to Sweet Fries, where you’re lucky if they take your order, and even luckier if you get it! a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SWTFRS-POSTER-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Sweet-Fries-production-still-01.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} Dionese Sylvester, Jared Prima, Helen Jones, Roxanne Reid 1
Quiet Desperation There is always a breaking point... Trinidad and Tobago 2010 narrative short 23 No Rating English Heathcliff is an unfulfilled man nearing retirement. Merlin, his wife of 35 years, is controlling and critical, especially of him. One Saturday morning as they prepare to drive to the market, Merlin begins to lay into Heathcliff. When Heathcliff finally expresses what really is on his mind, he loses more than he is prepared to handle. a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Q-D-poster-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/quiet-desperation-production-still-01.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Solange Plaza";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Renee Pollonais";}} Errol “Blood" Roberts, Helen Jones, Merlin Defour, Nigel Bishop 1
Floating into Fire Floating into Fire is a tragic magical realist love story that leads a man and his heart adrift at sea and on the brink of a psychedelic existential crisis. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 art short 9 PG English Floating into Fire is a tragic magical realist love story that leads a man and his heart adrift at sea and on the brink of a psychedelic existential crisis. His journey of letting go is woven through Trinidad during the time of Carnival and it leaves the viewer dripping in Caribbean culture and mythology a:1:{i:0;s:68:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FIF_Poster5-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:111:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Still-Images_Olivia_Wyatt_Floating_into_Fire_2-e1579032328341.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Olivia Wyatt";s:9:"biography";s:701:"Olivia Wyatt is an award-winning filmmaker and sailor based in Los Angeles.  She is a member of the Sublime Frequencies film and music collective and has directed three feature-length documentaries, Staring into the Sun (2011), The Pierced Heart & The Machete (2013), and Sailing A Sinking Sea (2015). She also produced a television show for Vice and has a series of experimental short films called Vibraquatic (2012). Her work has screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, Maysles Cinema, Flaherty NYC, The Smithsonian, The American Museum of Natural History, BFI London, Singapore International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, BAM, The Barbican Museum, and The Museum of Jurassic Technology.";}} 1
Temple in the Sea A young girl is seeking - answers to questions that are relevant to her own life, as well as questions inspired by Siewdass' life. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"animation";} narrative short 16 No Rating English A chronicle of the life and contribution of Siewdass Sadhu, an indentured labourer, who is regarded as a legend for building the Temple in the Sea at Waterloo, Carapichaima. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl coming to terms with her heritage and identity. a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Temple-in-the-sea-poster-still.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Production-Still-Temple-in-the-Sea.jpg";i:1;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/templeinthesea_still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Kevin Bhall";}} 1
After Mas A richly textured film about identity, desire and conformity. Trinidad and Tobago 2013 narrative short 20 No Rating English AFTER MAS tells the story of a love that flourishes under the cover of darkness during the festival of J’ouvert on the streets of Port-of-Spain. Shot in Trinidad in February 2013 during Carnival, we experience the charge of this bacchanalian drama before following the characters return to their separate lives. In the cold light of day, can these young lovers from very different backgrounds stay true to their desires? a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/After-Mas-POSTER-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:78:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/AFTER-MAS-swimming-pool-300.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} Glenda Collens, Carly Coutts, Khafra Rudder Best Local Short, trinidad + tobago film festival trinidad+ tobago film festival, 2013 1
Float Where is home when home doesn't want you Bahamas 2007 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 35 No Rating English The story of a young painter from the Bahamas, Jonny Roberts, who travels to an exotic island to find inspiration but finds unexpected love and adventure in a complex and tortured Romeo. a:1:{i:0;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Float-poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Float_Distro_832x468.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Kareem Mortimer";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Jonathan P. Morris";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Kareem Mortimer";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Kareem Mortimer";s:9:"biography";s:293:"Kareem Mortimer is a filmmaker from The Bahamas. His first narrative feature, Children of God, won the Jury Prize and the People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at the ttff/10. His second feature, Wind Jammers, which he co-directed with Richard von Maur, was a ttff/11 selection.";}} , Jonathan Murray, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Rukenka Demeritte, Christopher Herrod, Jason Evans, Christine Wilson, Daria Delancey, Eric Williams III, Sania Johnson, Paul Cowderoy, Bernard Petit, Jackson Petit, Allan Wallace,   1
The Legend of Buchi Fil (E leyenda di Buchi Fil) The story of the strongest of the slaves whose will was only crushed when he loses his beloved wife. Curaçao 2008 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 20 No Rating Dutch and Papiamento, with English subtitles Buchi Fil is a Caribbean legend, the strongest slave who ever lived. In this film, based on a poem by acclaimed Curaçao poet Pierre Laufferm, the plantation master becomes obsessed with breaking Buchi Fil. Only when he sells Buchi Fils’s beloved wife, Mosa Nena, does the proud slave crack. Buchi Fil’s final act shows the power of his spirit and his love. a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The-legend-of-Buchi-Fil-poster.gif";} a:1:{i:0;s:94:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Production-Still-The-Legend-of-Buchi-Fil-III.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"German Gruber ";s:9:"biography";s:492:"German Gruber was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980, and moved with his family to Bonaire when he was 12 years old. He studied film in the Netherlands and graduated with the short film The Legend of Buchi Fil (2009), a story about slavery on Curaçao, which won numerous international awards, including Best Short Film at ttff/10. Sensei Redemption is his debut feature film. He has settled in Curaçao with the intention of making films that tell the story of the island and its people.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"German Gruber ";s:9:"biography";s:492:"German Gruber was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980, and moved with his family to Bonaire when he was 12 years old. He studied film in the Netherlands and graduated with the short film The Legend of Buchi Fil (2009), a story about slavery on Curaçao, which won numerous international awards, including Best Short Film at ttff/10. Sensei Redemption is his debut feature film. He has settled in Curaçao with the intention of making films that tell the story of the island and its people.";}} , Peter Eikelenboom, Reggion Lichtenberg, Shahaira Mauricia, 1
Please See Attached Young and noble Maurice is a Shoe-in to be St. Lucille’s next Vice Principal, however, when the school board steps in to make changes, his alliances come into question and he’s left to make some bold decisions. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 narrative short 15 No Rating English The film is meant to be a conversation piece; a door opening on little mentioned issues of civil injustice and basic human dignity; of what real friendship means, and the hypocrisy of the well-intentioned and also funny. a:1:{i:0;s:82:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/PleaseSeeAttached-e1577116005610.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Please-See-Attached-Production-Still-I.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Andrei Pierre";s:9:"biography";s:168:"Andrei Pierre was born in Trinidad and Tobago and went to Queen’s Royal College. He is currently a student in the Film Programme at the University of the West Indies.";}} https://vimeo.com/388336596 1
The Blessing of Charlie Sand Sirius seeks out new adventures on his own, which leads him to meet a heavenly stranger. Trinidad and Tobago 1997 narrative short 15 No Rating English Sirius, now an old man, recalls a summer of his childhood, when his best friend, Bubba, formed a close relationship with newcomer, Charlie Sand. With the perceived loss of Bubba, Sirius seeks out new adventures on his own, which leads him to meet a heavenly stranger. Shot on location in Trinidad, The Blessing of Charlie Sand is an exploration of friendship. a:1:{i:0;s:78:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/The-Blessing-of-Charlie-Sand.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:109:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/The-Blessing-of-Charlie-Sand_ProductionStill-e1576088881426.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:" Amanda Smyth";s:9:"biography";s:449:"Amanda Smyth is Irish-Trinidadian and was educated in England. Her first novel, Black Rock (Serpent's Tail), won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger 2010, and was selected for Waterstones New Voices in 2009. It was also chosen for Oprah's Summer Reads for 2009, shortlisted for NAACP award and the McKitterick prize. Amanda's second novel, A Kind of Eden was published in July 2013 by Serpent's Tail. She teaches Creative Writing at Arvon and Skyros.";}} 1
The MidNite Affair Trinidad and Tobago 2011 a:2:{i:0;s:5:"drama";i:1;s:7:"fantasy";} narrative short 27 No Rating English An American supernatural scholar finds out the hard way that the tales he’s read in books are more than just fiction when he goes to Trinidad and Tobago with his girlfriend and finds himself caught in the middle of some good old fashion voodoo bacchanal a:1:{i:0;s:119:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MV5BMTQ5NjQ0Njg1NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQwNDk5Ng@@._V1_SY1000_SX800_AL_.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:57:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Still_1.jpg";i:1;s:57:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Still_3.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Ryan Khan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Ryan Khan";}} Keshav Singh, Kerri Tucker, Kiwan Landreth-Smith, Teneille Newallo, Conrad Parris, Penelope Spencer, Luke Ribeiro FILMCO https://vimeo.com/440042090 1
A People’s Art A cultural journey into London’s Notting Hill Carnival London, UK 2019 documentary featurette 58 No Rating English Ayesha, is a young British girl on a journey to find out the truth about what the Notting Hill Carnival really represents. From its genesis out of the 1958 race riots and a young man’s murder, to its contemporary perception as a Carnival of violence, Ayesha discovers the festival’s darker historical past, and the freedoms the vibrant event represents. a:1:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APA-LF.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:97:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/69472096_2792072214160819_7132360061971595264_o.jpg";i:1;s:96:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/14202654_875646312541925_1644808281167501369_n.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} Ayesha Casely-Hayford https://vimeo.com/426198352 Caribbean Spirit Award (Caribbean Tales 2020) Portobello Film festival 2019 1
Arts of Conflict The discourse of Notting Hill Carnival London, UK 2019 documentary feature 67 No Rating English London’s Notting Hill Carnival is coming under increasing pressure and attacks from the British press, politicians, police and local residents who consider it an event of conflict. This is the story of the controversial event, from its inception out of the 1950s London race riots, to its present-day controversies that see it perceived as a Carnival of violence. Focusing on its arts and the darker past from which it emerged, Arts of Conflict seeks to open up the conversation about Carnival’s significance and its origins. a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Long-Form-Arts-of-Conflict.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:58:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arts-C-1.jpg";i:1;s:69:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arts-of-Conflict4-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} https://www.youtube.com/user/CaribbeanFootsteps/featured Trinidad & Tobago Carifesta Edition 2019, Portobello Film festival 2019 1
The Last Kill Crimes of retribution cannot stay secret forever. London, UK 2016 a:1:{i:0;s:8:"thriller";} narrative feature 82 No Rating English Max is a troubled man living on the periphery of society. When he becomes the victim of a vicious knife attack by a youth, he is forced into early retirement and a period of psychological despair. Close to the edge and suicide, Max makes the alternative choice to pursue what we deem to be revenge against the youth and his friends. It is not long before Max is spying on the youths and taking clandestine photographs as he plots against them. Following the disappearance of a young girl and the youths, the police begin to take interest in Max who becomes their prime suspect. Yet as the Police investigate, some darker forces in Government office are also taking an interest in the case and seek to keep Max out of the public eye. As the police investigation focuses on Max, the young girl is found dead. Max must act quickly to escape the net and the darker forces which are closing in on him. a:1:{i:0;s:68:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/last-kill-poster-a.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} https://vimeo.com/131797339 https://www.youtube.com/user/CaribbeanFootsteps/featured Monkey Bread Tree Awards - Best Low Budget Feature Snowdance Film Festival, Beloit International Film Festival, Swedish International Film festival, Los Angeles Cinefest 1
Caribbean Footsteps An arts & culture based series about the Caribbean diaspora in Europe London, UK 2013 series No Rating a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/456282_415351045166293_639313542_o.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} https://youtu.be/I9ZaPlBsfJw https://www.youtube.com/user/CaribbeanFootsteps/featured 1
Diva – Enemy of the People A tale of fashion and rebellion in paradise Saint Lucia, UK, France 2016 documentary feature 91 No Rating English, Creole Parisian crossdresser Vincent travels to his homeland the Caribbean island of St Lucia to stage what he believes will be the fashion show of his dreams. But on an island of fierce sexual politics, his arrival sparks immediate controversy with his flamboyant persona and sexuality splitting public opinion. Vincent soon begins to criticize the local fashion industry which leads to resentment from some of the islands’ elite. It is not long before he is fighting local hostilities, homophobia, and island officials. The fashion show soon becomes a direct challenge to the island’s status quo, and it isn’t long before it all starts to go wrong. a:1:{i:0;s:59:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Diva-Long.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Diva-7-Film-Still.jpg";i:1;s:60:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Diva-New-3.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Tony Oldham";}} Vincent McDoom, Models – Various, Lisa-Marie Faustin https://vimeo.com/266028502 https://www.youtube.com/user/CaribbeanFootsteps/featured Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Cinema on the Bayou, Mexico International, UK Screen One, Caribbean Fashion & Arts 1
How Many Times? Trinidad and Tobago 2014 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} art short 12 No Rating English A bride-to-be discovers her abusive mother is released from prison and has trouble dealing with this news. a:1:{i:0;s:82:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/How-Many-Times-Ver-2-Poster_2017.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Film-Still-1.jpg";i:1;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Film-Still-3.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Ryan Khan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Ryan Khan";}} Taromi Lourdes Joseph, Stephen Hadeed Jr., Catherine Emmanuel, Jada Leonard FILMCO https://ryanckhanfilms.com/project/how-many-times-10664 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGYrn9LGYUY Cannes Short Film Corner (Cannes Court Métrage) 2014 1
Carnival Messiah Carnival Messiah is a radical re-invention of Georg Freidrich Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ for large scale stage and theatre. UK 2017 documentary feature 125 No Rating English Carnival Messiah is a radical re-invention of Georg Freidrich Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ for large scale stage and theatre, featuring Caribbean and contemporary popular music and dance genres, showcased through the spectacular carnival and masquerade of Trinidad and Tobago. Carnival Messiah: The Film & Documentary presents this incredible theatrical production in full. It includes exclusive behind the scenes interviews, from then and now, with Carnival Messiah’s visionary creatives, cast members, the artistic director of the Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly, and also features additional filmed content from Danielle Dieffenthaller. a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Carnival-Messiah-Poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/carnival-messiah-production-still-II.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Ashley Karrell";s:9:"biography";s:408:"Ashley Karrell works as a director, filmmaker and photographer in Leeds. His professional career spans over 17 years. As the director of production company Panoptical, his work showcases a broad spectrum including visual art, commercial and experimental video productions, and mass participation pieces. His creativity pursues and explores ideas of community, is socially engaging and internationally minded.";}} FILMCO https://vimeo.com/418270660 1
The Knot After secretly casting love spells on each other, a couple find out that digging deep into the dirt and the heart can reveal truths. St. Lucia 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} short 15 No Rating English Gerald and Gina found love after magic but now the magic is gone and they both want out. Problem is leaving is easier said than done when there’s magic involved. ‘The Knot’ is based on a true story, originally retold by a priest, for the purpose of a magazine article written by Jacintha Annius-Lee. The article explored the use of Obeah in Saint Lucia, including ‘love ties’, which was further explored in the film. a:1:{i:0;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/the-knot-film-poster-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:78:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Still-frame-1-The-Knot-film-.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Davina Lee";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Davina Lee";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:10:"Davina Lee";}} , Kazia Aurelien, Naja Simeon, Jacintha Lee, Stephenson Annius, FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/knotfilm/ https://vimeo.com/417907735 1
Moving Parts Zhenzhen is smuggled to the island of Trinidad where her brother Wei works construction. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 77 No Rating English, Mandarin Zhenzhen is smuggled into Trinidad and is threatened upon her arrival—she has to pay more money to enter into the country. Her brother Wei, who is working on the island in construction, intervenes and promises to pay her debt. Wei finds Zhenzhen a job at a Chinese restaurant where she crosses paths with Evelyn, a well educated, upper middle class Afro-Trinidadian, who has recently moved back to Port of Spain and runs an art gallery next to the restaurant. Wei tries to get an advance from his employer, Logan, but is unsuccessful. Zhenzhen becomes desperate and asks her employer, Mrs. Liu for the money, who agrees to give her an advance, but makes Zhenzhen promise she will work it off. Help comes unexpectedly from Evelyn—but the contrast of the dark rooms above the restaurant and the white gallery walls, calls everyone’s innocence into question.    a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Moving-Parts-Poster-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Moving_Parts_Press_Photo-1-scaled.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Annabelle Mullen";}} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Emilie Upczak";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Nicholas Emery";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Jay White";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Emilie Upczak";s:9:"biography";s:538:"Emilie Upczak is an independent filmmaker, originally from Boulder, she spent ten years developing her practice while living in Trinidad and Tobago, where she also worked in the local film industry as the Creative Director of the trinidad+tobago film festival in charge of developing the Caribbean Film Database and the Caribbean Film Mart. Emilie returned to Colorado to release her debut narrative feature, Moving Parts, which premiered at the Denver Film Festival in 2017 and has gone on to play to receptive audiences internationally.";}} Valerie Tian, Kandyse McClure, Jacqueline Chan, Jay Wong, Godfrey Wei, Keevan Chang On, Nickolai Salcedo, Stephen Hadeed Jr, Arnold Goindhan, Conrad Parris, Sanjiv Boodhu, Kongshiek Achong Low, Nicholas Emery, Dru Castiglione, Yussuff Clarke, Rachelle Hay, Peter Louis, Juliet Beresford FILMCO https://www.movingpartsthemovie.com/ https://vimeo.com/389765357 Denver Film Festival, 2017 1
Public Spaces An exploration of the architectural work of Colin Laird Trinidad and Tobago 2012 documentary short 16 GA English Through an exploration of the social, developmental and environmental aspects of design, Public Spaces links the work of architect Colin Laird to the development of post-independence Trinidad and Tobago over the past 50 years. a:1:{i:0;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/public-spaces-poster-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:69:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Spaces-Still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Christopher Laird";}} FILMCO https://vimeo.com/400352357 1
Carmen and Geoffrey Carmen & Geoffrey features interviews and performance footage of friends and colleagues: dancers Judith Jamison, Gus Solomons, Jr., Dudley Williams, Ulysses Dove and Alvin Ailey. USA 2005 documentary feature 80 No Rating English The award-winning “Carmen and Geoffrey” is an intimate documentary which follows the careers of two remarkable personalities: Carmen de Lavallade and her husband Geoffrey Holder. Carmen, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California, moved to New York with Alvin Ailey and began a legacy of modern dance in America. Geoffrey, a Trinidad-born choreographer, was also a set and costume designer, painter and man about town with productions such as The Wiz. a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Carmen-and-Geoffrey-Poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Carmen-and-Geoffrey-Production-Still.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Linda Atkinson";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Nick Doob";}} FILMCO https://vimeo.com/414938181 , Best Film- trinidad+tobago film festival 09, 1
Noh Matta Wat! The Diego Family is a seemingly normal family in Belize. But a chance meeting with a slick American stranger changes everything.... Belize 2005 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative series No Rating English The Diego’s are a representative family of Garifuna descent making a life in Belize City, Belize.  Matriarch Granny Tomasa helps her niece Margret to raise her family.  Margret runs a small cook shop in front of the house with hopes of owning her own restaurant.  Little sister Lisani works after school as a hairdresser and has dreams of going to college.  Brother Randy is a rapper-wannabe who writes a song about finding his father and falls in with school friends Juni & Luga who run with the wrong crowd.  Sparks fly when Steve Castillo returns home to Belize after 18 years in the U.S.  He meets Lisani through her best friend Rosanna and finds he has a long hidden connection with the Diego family. a:1:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NMW-Show-Open-Season-2-DVD-Image-.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NMW-1-Ep-5-stil-Dan-Man-Randy.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Steven Berry";}} , Sherlette Lopez, Carrie Fairweather, Curtis Gillett, Shakera Samuels, Kerret Paulino, Hershabeth Ramclam, Javier Canul, Kent Clare, Allison Hemsley, FILMCO https://vimeo.com/407302039 1
The Reef It begins and ends with murder and it gets the staff of The Reef Hotel, their associates and guests into a big bacchanal. Trinidad and Tobago 2007-2008 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative series No Rating English The series starts with a bang- it’s a one hour action packed episode that begins and ends with murder and ties up the staff of The Reef Hotel, their associates and guests into a big bacchanal. The problem starts when surfer, Zed inadvertently discovers some misplaced “merchandise” on a beach in Tobago. Zed and his cohort, Abishek Butcher, make the wrong decision to try and sell the drugs – but boy are they out of their league! Abishek, being inexperienced in the business, tries to outsmart the middleman, Sanjay- now he has more than one person looking for him. The big question of the day is: who owns the drugs? a:1:{i:0;s:65:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/the-reef-poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The-Reef-E01-Still-8.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:23:"Danielle Dieffenthaller";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:23:"Danielle Dieffenthaller";}} , Kees Diefenthaller, Kwesi Hopinkson, Michael Cherrie, Cecelia Salazar, Brain Green, Deborah Mailard, Errol Sitahal, Nadia Batson, David Rudder, FILMCO https://vimeo.com/398091347 1
Where the Sun Sets Luke Singh is presented with an opportunity that could come at great cost. Trinidad and Tobago 2012 a:1:{i:0;s:6:"action";} short 30 PG LUKE SINGH struggles to make ends meet working as a fisherman. Unable to provide for his sick grandmother, Luke is presented with an opportunity to make a lot of money, but the decision would come at a great cost.     a:1:{i:0;s:68:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/where-the-sun-sets.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:51:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Ryan Latchmansingh";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Caleb Negassa";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Ryan Latchmansingh";s:9:"biography";s:299:"Ryan Latchmansingh is a Trinbagonian filmmaker based in California. He received his BA in Film and Television Production from Loyola Marymount University in 2010 and received the Golden Lion Award for most outstanding senior level film. He has since worked with many notable directors and producers.";}} Christopher Chin Choy, Christian Gittens https://vimeo.com/391012758 1
Dal Puri Diaspora This documentary tracks dal puri’s remarkable passage across space and time, linking colonialism, migration and the globalization of tastes. Canada, Trinidad and Tobago 2012 a:1:{i:0;s:10:"historical";} documentary feature 80 All Ages English, Bhojpuri with English subtitles The recipe for dal puri traveled with indentured workers from India’s Gangetic plain to southern Caribbean colonies of Britain and the Netherlands in the 19th Century. In the 1960s the wrapped roti migrated from Trinidad to North America, where it is known as Caribbean or West Indian roti and is popular in cities like New York and Toronto. As the dish moved from home fire to street stall to restaurant chain, and from festival to fast food, the flatbread was radically transformed in ingredients, cooking method, ways of eating and identity. Shot in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this documentary tracks dal puri’s remarkable passage across space and time, linking colonialism, migration and the globalization of tastes. The documentary features interviews with leading food writers and scholars including Pushpesh Pant, Naomi Duguid, Brinsley Samaroo, Radhika Mongia and Patricia Mohammed. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Copy-of-dal-puri-print-poster-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ttff12_Dal_Puri_Diaspora.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Richard Fung";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Richard Fung";s:9:"biography";s:215:"Based in Toronto, the Trinidad-born Richard Fung is a video artist and cultural critic whose work deals with the issues of race, queer sexuality, post-colonialism, diaspora and family. He teaches at OCAD University.";}} http://www.richardfung.ca/index.php?/scv/dal-puri-diaspora/ https://vimeo.com/392457105 1
Hit for Six A cricket player battles demons from his past while trying to make it to a world tournament. Barbados 2007 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 99 No Rating English ‘Hit for Six’ is a captivating fictional story of a playboy West Indies cricketer who fights the demons of his past, including a match-fixing charge, and learns about love while struggling for his last chance to play in a major global tournament and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indies player. Alex Nelson, a talented but inconsistent cricketer, has been sidelined from the WI team for scuffling with his coach, Amir Misra of India. Now out of the team for three years, he pursues an unlikely quest to get back on the team for the last chance to play in the Global One Day Series. He is fueled by a burning desire to regain the respect of his estranged and critical father, a former great West Indies player, who was unfairly denied a chance to play in the first Global One Day Series. a:1:{i:0;s:68:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Hit-for-six-poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:82:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Hit-for-Six-Promotional-Material.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:24:"Alison Saunders-Franklyn";}} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:24:"Alison Saunders-Franklyn";s:9:"biography";s:885:"Alison Saunders is a Barbadian/Trinidadian who has written and produced corporate and public education television programming over the last 20 years. A graduate of Syracuse University with a Masters in Television Production and the University of the West Indies with an MBA, she wrote the script for her first feature film to fulfill her dream of over a decade, to produce a commercially viable feature film. With a strong background in local theatre, Alison produced one of the most successful local pay-per-view concerts ever shown in Barbados – The Square One 10th Anniversary Concert. In previous roles as a consultant to the West Indies Cricket Board, she gained close insight into the little known inner world of Caribbean cricket. She has gone onto produce/direct three seasons of the entrepreneurial reality show, Bank On ME,  and “Home Sweet Home” a Makeover TV Series.";s:10:"photograph";s:95:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/hit-for-six-director-alison-saunders-franklyn.jpg";}} Andrew Pilgrim, Rudolph Walker, Jeanille Bonterre, Alison Sealy-Smith https://vimeo.com/396988786 , Best Barbadian Film, Bridgetown Film Festival (2007), Best Actress, Jeanille Bonterre;, Best Cinematographer, Richard Lannaman;, Redemptive Storyteller Award, Redemptive Film Festival (2008), 1
’70: Remembering a Revolution A riveting chronicle of the Black Power uprising that took place in Trinidad and Tobago in 1970. Trinidad and Tobago 2010 a:1:{i:0;s:10:"historical";} documentary feature 114 GA English A revealing, riveting chronicle of the Black Power uprising that took place in Trinidad and Tobago in 1970. Featuring interviews with various activists, politicians, military officers and others who were caught up in the events, the film evokes those heady months when “Power to the people!” was the popular cry. Generous use of archive material and calypsos from the period rounds out this document of one of the most important—and most misunderstood—periods in the country’s modern history. a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/POSTER-_0054_70RememberingARevolution.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/70RememberingARevolution_still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Stephen Cadiz";}} a:2:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Alex de Verteuil";s:9:"biography";s:215:"Alex de Verteuil is an award-winning Trinidadian documentary filmmaker. Among his films are Wild T&T, a nature documentary, and Alabaster Moon, a collaboration with artist Sarah Beckett that was a ttff/08 selection.";}i:1;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Elizabeth Topp";s:9:"biography";s:241:"Elizabeth Topp, a Trinidadian living in Toronto, Canada, has collaborated with Alex de Verteuil on two previous films, C’est Quitte: The French Creoles of Trinidad and Jab: The Blue Devils of Paramin, which had its premiere at the ttff/06.";}} https://vimeo.com/398091313 trinidad+tobago film festival, 2011 1
Fever Dream Plagued by dreams of a beautiful life once lived, a scrap metal collector travels out of town for a job which promises to provide a spark of hope. Jamaica 2017 narrative short 13 GA English Plagued by dreams of a beautiful life once lived or yet to come, a scrap metal collector living on the edge of a landfill travels out of town for a job which promises to provide a spark of hope.     a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fever-Dream-e1579016398713.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:82:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fever-Dream-still-e1579016455738.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Nile Saulter";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Nile Saulter";s:9:"biography";s:456:"Nile Saulter is a Jamaican director, cinematographer, photographer, and a founding member of New Caribbean Cinema. They have shown his short film work in film festivals, screenings & gallery shows all over the world. Over the past few years, he’s worked with brands such as Puma, Sephora, Gatorade & House of Marley and has shot videos for Popcaan, Tarrus Riley & Jesse Royal to name a few. Nile is currently in pre-production on his first feature film.";}} https://vimeo.com/391012439 1
Dreams in Transit A poetic reflection on the theme of identity and contemporary migration. United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago 2015 documentary short 29 GA English Dreams in Transit is a poetic documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and belonging for contemporary migrants. The filmmaker, a London-based Trinidadian, returns to the Caribbean to explore the meaning of ‘home’ and where it is that both migrants and non-migrants might be said to ‘belong’. Using a kaleidoscopic collage approach she talks to a range of people: from fishermen to artists and cultural commentators. Interwoven throughout is a meditative narration and the presence of a mysterious “Dream Woman”. Perhaps identity, as the theorist Stuart Hall suggests, is not an already accomplished fact, but rather a production, which is never complete, always in process.   a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Dreams-in-Transit-poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ttff15-dreams-in-transit-720x480-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Karen Martinez";}} , Catherine Emmanuel, Martina Laird, https://vimeo.com/391013058 1
The Last Goldfish Su Goldfish searches for her lost family, unearthing her father's life story on a journey that leads her from Australia to Trinidad and World War II Germany. Australia 2017 documentary feature 81 PG Manfred Goldfish tried to put a lid on the trauma that made him a refugee in 1939. When his daughter unearths Manfred’s extraordinary story, on a journey that leads her from Australia to Trinidad and World War II Germany, she finds where she belongs, and we, touch on the truth for millions of others. a:1:{i:0;s:91:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TheLastGoldfish_Poster_image_small-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/The_Last_Goldfish_Manfred_Su-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Carolyn Johnson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Su Goldfish";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Su Goldfish";}} https://www.thelastgoldfish.com/ https://www.facebook.com/The LastGoldfishFilm https://vimeo.com/398310096 1
A Caribbean Dream This beautiful re-imagining of Shakespeare's magical fairy tale "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is set modern day, under a full moon and during a Caribbean Festival. Barbados 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:7:"fantasy";} feature 82 PG-13 English William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream re imagined in Barbados. Conceived by Producer Melissa Simmonds.  Written and Directed by Shakirah Bourne.  The Cropover festival, lovers’ quarrels, powerful herbs…and fairies. Those are the ingredients that director and screenwriter Shakirah Bourne has brewed into a modern-day retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in Barbados, the film mixes Shakespearean language with Barbadian dialect amid lush tropical imagery for a Caribbean take on a comic classic.   a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Copy-of-Caribbean-Dream-Key-Art-3x4-English-Laurels.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/a-caribbean-dream-screenshot-by-neala-4.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Melissa Simmonds";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Shakirah Bourne";s:9:"biography";s:416:"Barbadian Shakirah Bourne’s first feature film, the comedy-drama Payday (2013), has been screened throughout the Caribbean, the USA and the UK. She has since written Two Smart (writer/co-director, Next Payday (writer/producer) and A Caribbean Dream (writer/director). A Caribbean Dream won Best UK Feature at the London Independent Film Festival and Best International Feature at the Charlotte Black Film Festival.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Shakirah Bourne";s:9:"biography";s:416:"Barbadian Shakirah Bourne’s first feature film, the comedy-drama Payday (2013), has been screened throughout the Caribbean, the USA and the UK. She has since written Two Smart (writer/co-director, Next Payday (writer/producer) and A Caribbean Dream (writer/director). A Caribbean Dream won Best UK Feature at the London Independent Film Festival and Best International Feature at the Charlotte Black Film Festival.";}} , Jherad Allenye, Adrian Greene, Keshia Pope, Marina Rye, Sam Gillett, Susannah Harker, https://vimeo.com/392457097 1
Bottom in de Road Explores 'bottom power' by offering insightful analysis of the female bottom seen through the gaze of the Caribbean man. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:7:"fantasy";} documentary featurette 50 No Rating English With wit and humour, Bottom in De Road explores ‘bottom power’ by offering insightful analysis of the female bottom seen through the gaze of the Caribbean man. Human sexuality is examined through our cultural fascination with the female bottom presenting the historical context, its role in expressing freedom and independence and its influence as a source of religious controversy. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Bottom-In-De-Road-Poster.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:68:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/bottom_in_the_road.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:23:"LRS Productions Limited";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Syriac";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Alicia Miguel";}} a:2:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade";s:9:"biography";s:757:"Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, is a graduate of the B.A. (Film) program at the University of the West Indies. He has directed four short films - a documentary entitled Who Let the Dogs Out (2008), an animated narrative film Suck Meh Soucouyant, Suck Meh (2009) and Shouters and the Control Freak Empire (2010) which remains his most screened film having reached local, regional and international audiences winning a prize at the 2011 Colombia Gorge International Film Festival (USA). To date, The Madonna Murti (2011), a full feature documentary which centres upon the black female statue housed at Siparia Roman Catholic Church and is venerated by Catholics as the Virgin Mary yet worshipped by Hindus as a black Hindu Goddess remains his most controversial film.";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:27:"Sharon Syriac (co-director)";}} https://www.facebook.com/BottomInDeRoadthemovie/ https://vimeo.com/388336122 1
The Visitation An experimental short film that is a fusion of art, spectacle and extraterrestrial life in a Caribbean context. Trinidad and Tobago 2019 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"horror";i:1;s:14:"sciencefiction";} narrative short 6 No Rating English ‘The Visitation’ is a Trinidadian Science-Fiction Thriller-Horror film, which tells the story of a carefree artist who is not concerned with the world around her. Her male friend calls to warn her of an imminent extraterrestrial threat but she pays him no heed. This short film is a fusion of art, spectacle and extraterrestrial life in a Caribbean context. a:1:{i:0;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/VISITATION-POSTER-2019.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Kirk Budhooram";s:9:"biography";s:635:"Kirk Budhooram has a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and an MFA in Creative Writing from UWI, St. Augustine. He won the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST SHORT FILM at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2007 for his short movie, Herman’s Tales: Kidnapped and the DAVID HOUGH LITERARY AWARD 2016 for his short story in The Caribbean Writer Vol 30 entitled The Last Day of School. He was short listed in the SX Salon Literary Competition 2018 with another short story. He and his wife, Kavita Ganness host every second Thursday of each month in San Fernando an open mic for writers and film makers called Cool Your Head- Open Mic and Film.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Kavita Ganness";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Kav Ganness";s:9:"biography";s:840:"Kavita Ganness is a literary and visual artist, who has a BA Degree in Communication Studies and Literatures in English (Double Major) from the University of the West Indies. She is presently studying for a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She is also an English/Literature teacher with nineteen years experience at the secondary school level. She has a YouTube channel – see ‘Kav Ganness’ and ‘The Kirk and Kav Channel’ – a channel in which she shares film projects which were done with her husband, Kirk Budhooram. Last year her one-minute short film ‘Litterbug Goes To The Beach’ was a finalist in the Green Screen Environmental Film Festival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago and was screened at the Digicel Imax Cinema in the capital city of Port of Spain.";}} , Kavita Ganness, Kirk Budhooram, https://vimeo.com/388336300 1
The Madonna Murti Black and beautiful, the paradox of separation and unity. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 documentary featurette 55 GA English Siparia in southern Trinidad is home to a mysterious spiritual icon: a black female statue venerated by Catholics and Hindus alike. Through interviews with devotees, pilgrims, pundits and priests, the movie explores the obscure origins of Divina Pastora or Siparee Ke Mai and her continuing relevance today. a:1:{i:0;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Madonna-Murti-poster-1-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Madonna-Muerti-still.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sharon Syriac";s:9:"biography";s:334:"Sharon Syriac is a Communications lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and a Cultural Studies postgraduate student at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. She has twice won scriptwriting awards from the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, for The Madonna Murti (2008) and From Adam’s Rib (2011).";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade";s:9:"biography";s:372:"Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade is a graduate of the BA (Film) programme at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. He has directed three short films: an investigative documentary, Who Let the Dogs Out (2008), an animated narrative film, Suck Meh Soucouyant, Suck Meh (2009) and Shouters and the Control Freak Empire(2010), a documentary that was screened at the ttff/10.";}} FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/TheMadonnaMurti/ https://vimeo.com/394230146 1
Caribbean Girl NYC An original comedy series following the life of Isabelle, a 22 year old aspiring actress, fresh off the plane from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. New York City 2017 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";i:1;s:5:"drama";} narrative series 26 All Ages English with French Subtitles An original comedy series following the life of Isabelle, a 22-year-old aspiring actress, fresh off the plane from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. She dreams of being rich and famous and finding love in NYC. There’s only one problem: she has no working papers and no money! As Izzy teams up with three fellow islanders for hilarious misadventures and drama, will she find what she is looking for? Flow Pilot Production Program by Caribbean Tales International The series premiered in 2017 on Flow TV Network and at Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto. a:1:{i:0;s:78:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CaribbeanGirlNYC-POSTER-copy.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:57:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/unnamed.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Francis Anne Solomon";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Nicole Brooks";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Eric Basset";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Jane Applegate";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Joddy Eric Matthews";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Mariette Monpierre";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Mariette Monpierre";}} , Katia Inamo as Isabelle (lead), Natalia Elizabeth as Tilly, Jacinth Sutphin as Dana, Yaya Williams as Kate, Francois Angoston as Antoine, Other Cast, Jason – Gibrey Allen, Mrs. Brown – Deborah Napier, Receptionist – Laura Arten, Isabelle’s mother – Lydia Darley, Gwada Films http://www.caribbeangirlnyc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/caribbeangirlnyc/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCS4lV0RmM caribbeangirlnyc 1
Towards Mecca An intimate exploration of the life of the Muslim Community in the French West Indies through the testimonies of women and men formerly Christians and now converted to Islam. Guadeloupe, Martinique 2019 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"religious";} documentary featurette 53 All Ages French & Creole with Subtitles An intimate exploration of the life of the Muslim Community in the French West Indies through the testimonies of women and men formerly Christians and now converted to Islam. After their conversion comes the questioning of their West Indian identity. They try to live their religion and spirituality in a place where Christianity is often an integral part of the local culture and where there is no real mosque. The film is totally unexpected and peaceful. Nature is very present. The narrative is built with a beautiful distance, far from the usual clichés and media stereotypes. Watch the Full Document on Vimeo On Demand. a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Towards-Mecca-scaled.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Sabrina-2-copy-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Souleymane-profil-copy.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Christine Bélénus";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Lorène Gaudet";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Mariette Monpierre";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Christelle Theophile";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Mariette Monpierre";}} , Fabiola Viard, Nina Kerkema, Art & Vision Production / Riddim Productions https://vimeo.com/403414323 1
Between Two Shores Johanna and Cristina, natives of the Dominican Republic, left their homeland in search of better lives in Guadeloupe. Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe 2017 All Ages French with English Subtitles, Spanish with English Subtitles Johanna and Cristina, natives of the Dominican Republic, left their homeland in search of better lives in Guadeloupe. Although both found greater opportunities, they were forced to leave their children behind. “Between 2 Shores” offers a poignant look at the lengths families will go to stay together and the daily battles faced by many immigrants. a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Afrop-Pop-Poster.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:103:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Johanna-aqua-méditation_Copyright-Helene-Valenzuela.jpg";i:1;s:92:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cristina-Beato_Copyright-Helene-Valenzuela.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Christine Bélénus";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:40:" France Televisions and Canal + Antilles";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Mariette Monpierre";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Christelle Theophile";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Mariette Monpierre";}} , Cristina Beato, Johanna Olivares, Art & Vision Productions / Les Films Jack Fébus https://vimeo.com/314656972 1
Lifted Set against frank conversation about diversity in Trinidad and Tobago, 'Lifted' follows a day in the lives of a refugee family as they journey to a Moko Jumbie (stilt-walking) class. Trinidad and Tobago 2019 documentary short 25 No Rating English, Spanish Trinidad & Tobago is home to over 7,000 asylum-seekers and refugees—including parents who have fled to protect themselves and their children. Set against frank conversation about diversity, Lifted follows the highs and lows experienced by a refugee family as they journey through Port-of-Spain, and encounter a group of Moko Jumbies (stiltwalkers). Lifted is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Miquel Galofré, produced by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and T&T Rocks, and features interviews with Sticks in De Yard/#1000Mokos. a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Lifted-poster_FAW_digital-96dpi.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DSC05027-4.jpeg";i:1;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/5E8A4650-copy.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Carlos, Miguel, Johana, Moko Jumbies T&T Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TandTrocks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiTey6Hy93I&t=42s trinidadandtobagorocks Media Prize -Nouveaux Regards Film Festival - Guadaloupe Festivals: New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Peru 1
Hit Me With Music Documentary about the origins and impact of Dancehall music and dances in Jamaica Jamaica 2012 documentary feature 72 No Rating Jamaican Patois, English a:1:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/poster.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hmwm-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hmwm2-scaled.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Laura Carulla";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} , Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Yellwoman, Bogle, Nice Time Productions https://trinidadandtobagorocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HitMeWithMusicdoc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6keFN3MZ8k TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FILM FESTIVAL-BEST DOCUMENTARY/ PEOPLE'S CHOICE 1
Last Street Violence in Jamaica is always portrayed as drug related, this film unveils a real truth which links a culture of violence to masculinity and shooting guns. Jamaica 2019 documentary feature No Rating English with subtitles, Dudus¨ Coke, chaos reigns in his former areas of control in West Kingston, Jamaica. Bands of teenagers kill each other for any little reason. Although violence in Jamaica is always portrayed as drug related, this film unveils a real truth which links a culture of violence to masculinity and shooting guns. Most of the young people from the ghetto don´t even know why they kill each other but they are trapped in this cycle of violence. Former gangsters from Denham Town, Dudu´s previous stronghold, have become violence interrupters, a type of mediators who attempt to put an end to this nonsense situation. a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/last-street.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Last-Street-Film-Still-3.png";i:1;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Last-Street-Film-Still-4.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} Tamy Hart http://amandasans.com/amanda-sans-pantling/last-street/ https://vimeo.com/270871661 , MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (World Premiere, United States), Special Jury Mention FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AMAZONIE ET DES CARAÏBES, TRINIDAD + TOBAGO FILM FESTIVAL (Trinidad and Tobago), CARIBBEAN TALES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Canada), FESTIVAL DE CINE DE MADRID FCM-PNR (Spain), OJAI FILM FESTIVAL (United States), THE ISLAND HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (Bahamas), ATLANTIDOC - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL DEL URUGUAY (Uruguay), ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA - INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHYC FESTIVAL (Spain), AEGEANDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Greece), FESTIVAL DE CINE Y TV DEL REINO DE LEON (SPAIN), 1
Fragile Fragile is a documentary feature film that shows how the place where we are born determines our lives. In 2005 and 2006 we filmed the birth and the first year of life of four girls from four continents. Sweden, Liberia, Boliva, India 2016 documentary feature No Rating Fragile is a documentary feature film that shows how the place where we are born determines our lives. In 2005 and 2006 we filmed the birth and the first year of life of four girls from four continents (watch Una vida por delante, parts 1 and 2). All of them were born in a fragile context, mostly due to war and extreme poverty. Secret was born right after the civil war in Liberia, Noelia arrived in a indigenous family of Bolivia, Alaishri came to this world in the middle of a tough tribal conflict in Assam, India, and Daniela, daughter of a congolese undocumented immigrant, was born on the floor of a flat in Sweden. 10 years later we come back to meet them again. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/poster-Fragils-sense-logos-CAST-scaled.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/LIBERIA-2005-32-scaled.jpg";i:1;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/LIBERIA-2005-30-2-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} Java Films http://amandasans.com/amanda-sans-pantling/fragiles/ https://vimeo.com/227942419 , Festival Internacional de Cine del Medio Ambiente (FICMA BARCELONA)., VIII FESTIVER. Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara., MemoriJove Award at Memorimage Festival Internacional de Cinema de Reus, Spain, "What If... ? - The Women In Film Festival" (Switzerland), Festival Internacional de Cinema en Català Costa Daurada, Spain, DocsBarcelona, Spain, 2018, 9è Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya. Puigcerdà. Girona. Spain, 10º Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible "Film Sozialak", Bilbao, Spain, XVI Festival de Cine Mujeres en Escena, Málaga, Spain, 13ª Muestra de Cine Europeo de Muces, Segovia, Spain, 15º Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Barcelona., 12ª Edición de Ecozine Festival, Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de Zaragoza., 1
Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? 'Why do Jamaicans Run so Fast' reveals how athletics and music have become ways to escape from poverty and violence in Jamaica. 2011 documentary feature 52 No Rating Jamaican Patois, English Jamaica, August 2008: The island is at a standstill as people’s eyes are glued to television. Led by the fastest man alive Usain Bolt, Jamaican athletes are winning the sprinting competitions at the Beijing Olympics. They break world records and challenge all logic. No world super-power can contest the victory of this small Caribbean nation. This film is the story of the six gold medals that put Jamaica at the center-stage of the world map. It is a story that reveals how athletics and music have become ways to escape from poverty and violence in Jamaica. a:1:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/poster-jamaicans-horizontal-A2-1.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;s:96:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Why-do-Jamaicans-run-so-fast-production-still.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:21:"Nando Garcia- Guereta";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Laura Carulla ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Miquel Galofré ";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Usain Bolt, Asafa Powel, Shelly-Anne Fraser Nice Time Productions http://miquelgalofre.com/films/wdjrsf/wdjrsf.php https://www.facebook.com/TandTrocks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3k53opQ3r8&t=4s , BEST DOCUMENTARY- MILANO FILM FESTIVAL, BEST FEATURE-PALERMO FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DIRECTOR-PALERMO FILM FESTIVAL, FICTS MOSCU, BEST DOCUMENTARY- BARCELONA SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL, FICTS ATLAN, 1
Ava & Gabriel: A Love Story (Ava & Gabriel – Un historia di amor) A Dutch painter arrives in Curaçao and finds he's not so welcome after choosing a young black woman to be his model for a painting of the Virgin Mary Netherlands, France, Netherlands Antilles 1990 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 100 16+ Dutch, Papiamento with English subtitles In 1940s Curaçao, Gabriel Goedbloed, a charismatic painter, arrives from Holland to paint a mural of the Virgin Mary in St Anna’s Church, under the request of its parish priest. The colonial Antillean society proves less than tolerant towards the visitor, especially after he chooses Ava—a young, mixed-race teacher, who is engaged to be married, as his model for the Virgin Mary. a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Ava-and-Gabriel-poster-e1579029473259.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:90:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20130123100400ava-gabriel-e1579031601426.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Norman de Palm";s:9:"biography";s:304:"Norman de Palm (1948) is a writer for film and theatre, director and producer. In 1976 De Palm started working at the Ilushon Kosmiko ( Cosmic Illusion ) foundation, which was recently established by Felix de Rooy The pieces played are usually written by De Palm and directed by De Rooy Felix de Rooy..";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Felix de Rooy";s:9:"biography";s:294:"Born in 1952, Felix de Rooy is a filmmaker, artist, poet, dramatist, writer and curator. He studied in the Hague and at New York University where he received an MA in Filmmaking. Ava and Gabriel: A Love Story (1990), his first film, won the prestigious Golden Calf at the Dutch Film Festival.";}} Nashaira Desbarida, Cliff San-A-Jong, Theu Boermans, Carol Brown Winkel, Dolf de Vries, Geert de Jong, Geert de Jong, Edmond Classen, Frederik de Groot, Janine Veeren , Serge Ubrette, Rina Penso, Norman de Palm, Burny Every, Ana Muskus, Helen Kamperveen FILMCO 1
Pashan of the Froot A mockumentary about reggae artist 'Pashan Froot' preparing to launch his new single 'Nibble on meh Naggle' at a concert in T&T Trinidad and Tobago 2011 a:1:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";} narrative short 21 GA English This is the hilariously true / made-up story of the mysterious dancehall singer Pashan Froot. We follow this misunderstood genius as he gets ready to launch his new single, ‘Nibble on Meh Naggle’, and hear from the people closest to him, including his producer, his slippery manager, and Pashan’s number one (and only) fan. a:1:{i:0;s:102:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/321180_10150335926413057_1647877327_n-e1579015865442.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Pashon-of-the-Froot-602x401-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Nadissa Haynes ";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Nadissa Haynes";s:9:"biography";s:216:"Nadissa Haynes is a filmmaker from Trinidad and Tobago. She worked for almost a decade in the corporate world before deciding to pursue filmmaking in 2009. She is currently working on a short dramatic film, Guppies.";}} Michael Mondezie - Pashan Froot, Keron Thompson, Kearn Samuels, Ashley Miranda, Nisha Lee-Archibald FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/PashanoftheFroot/ pashanfroot 1
Elza A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known. Guadeloupe 2011 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 80 PG-13 French with English subtitles Bernadette, a single mother in Paris, tries to provide her daughters with everything. She is thrilled when her eldest daughter, Elza, is the first in the family to graduate from university. But Elza breaks her mother’s heart by running away to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. Simmering with intrigue and illicit scandal, Elza is a heady melodrama about a family and its deep, dark secrets. a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ELZA-POSTER_English-sml.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Elza-screams.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:37:"Marriette Monpierre | Gérard Lacroix";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:30:"Edgard Tenembaum | Eric Basset";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Mama Keïta";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Marriette Monpierre";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Mama Keïta";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Marriette Monpierre";s:9:"biography";s:524:"Mariette Monpierre began her career at BBDO New York producing commercials for Pepsi Cola, Visa, Campbell’s, Bayer, Pizza Hut, Gillette and FedEx.  Her first short film “Rendez-Vous” had a successful run in several major international film festivals. ELZA won three awards at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2012 and was awarded Best Narrative Feature at the Roxbury Film Festival.  ELZA is Monpierre’s first feature length film and the first narrative film by a female director shot in Guadeloupe.";}} Stana Roumillac, Vincent Byrd Le Sage, Christophe Cherki, Sophie Berger, Teddy Doloir, Eva Constant, Jihane Botreau-Roubel, Auriana Annonay, Mariette Monpierre, Nancy Fleurival, Michel Reinette, Yvon Potier, Chris Mouss, Grégory Blaineau, Jack Dugan, Laurence Joseph, Késiah Geran, Sandrine Merguin, Juliana Arconte, Laureine Beck, Arold Sorbe, Kengy Larochelle, Patrick Chouan, Isabelle Kancel, Grégory Jernidier, Stan Pasquin, Elody Stanislas, Tony Gareau-Demaray, Erick Marset, George-Marc Servier, Kristian Gemblour, Jean-Daniel Hauterville, Anselme Hodonozi, Pascal Boulere Alias Darkman, Léon Plancy, Mickaël Blameble, Gustave Bassieros, J.P. Nobert, Michel Bloumine, Harry Biocheau, Laurent Bamy FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/Lebonheurdelza ElzatheMovie https://vimeo.com/314644653 , Critics' Pick 2012 New York Times, Winner Best Picture, Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, Winner Paul Robeson Award, Best Picture of the Diaspora, FESPACO, Africa, Winner Best Narrative Feature, Roxbury International Film Festival, Winner Best First Feature Special Jury Recognition, Pan African Film Festival, L.A., Winner BAFTA Festival Choice and Festival Programmers’ Awards, PAFF, L.A.,   1
Pendulum A former solider investigating the murder of the CEO of a major software company must decipher whether he is being framed or is succumbing to the delusions of his illness Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:8:"thriller";} narrative feature 72 No Rating English When Luther, the CEO of a major software company, realises he has a stalker intent on doing him harm, he calls in Ryan, an old friend and former soldier. Ryan, who is battling with post-traumatic stress disorder, tracks down the stalker and is forced to kill him, but in so doing, makes a shocking discovery.  a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Pendulum-poster-e1578426671127.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pendulum-2-1-e1578428097865.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Stephen Hadeed Jr. ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Michael Rochford";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:37:"Kerry Bovell | Candice Lela-Rolingson";}} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Michael Rochford ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Anastasia Alexis";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Joshua Paul";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Michael Rochford";s:9:"biography";s:204:"Michael Rochford has a Diploma in Animation from the University of Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently completing his BA in Film at the University of the West Indies. Pendulum is his first feature film";}} Jovon Browne, Stephen Hadeed Jr., Anokha Baptiste, Scott Evans, Frances De Lancey, Chanel Glasgow, Lehann Anderson, Kristin Baptiste, Kevin Carter, Shallun Daly, Anderson Edghill, Mr. Fitzworm, Stefan Foderingham Garraway, Victoria Lewis, Danial Lumyoung, Kyle Mitchell, Rene Rochford, Zamora Simmons, Chenelle Spooner, Michael Vincent, Aaron Yuk Low 1
Caribbean Skin African Identity Exploring the idea of African identity in the Caribbean - has it changed? Trinidad and Tobago 2010 documentary featurette 40 All Ages English This documentary examines the concept of African identity as it has evolved over the generations in Trinidad and Tobago. In it, the director explores her own identity, using the Emancipation Day parade and its rituals as a starting point for her journey. Interviews with African-Caribbean people and scholars define and explain some of the complexities of race in this society. a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Carribean-Skin-poster-e1578425427399.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Caribbean-Skin-African-Identity-still.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Mandisa Pantin";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dion Boucaud";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Mandisa Pantin";s:9:"biography";s:373:"Mandisa Pantin went from managing a small business to filmmaking in 2005. A final year student of the film programme at UWI, she is the director of the short narrative films Sparks (2008) and Fishorse (2009). Caribbean Skin, African Identity is her first documentary. She is currently working on an experimental short, Moods of the Day and a short fiction film, Not Today.";}} Eniola Adelekan, Josene Clementy, Krys Darcelle Dumas, Ralph Henry, Hollis Liverpool, Vladimir Lucien, Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, Tishanna Williams FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/groups/111659685554790/ 1
Auntie When a barrel arrives from London bearing an unwelcome parcel, a caregiver in Barbados makes a hasty decision that risks destroying her special bond with a beloved child. Barbados 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 17 GA English “AUNTIE,” is a middle-aged seamstress and respected caregiver in her rural Barbadian community. Raising children whose parents are unwilling or unable, Auntie instills discipline, traditional values and a strong moral code. Twelve-year-old KERA is her latest ward and a special child to whom she has grown uncharacteristically close. Seven years after Kera’s mother emigrates to England in search of a better life, Auntie is confronted with the day she has long dreaded.  The day the plane ticket which will reunite Kera with her mother, arrives. Unable to accept the inevitable, Auntie makes a hasty decision, which goes against everything she claims to stand for.  She risks damaging the special bond between them on the eve of the child’s departure. a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Auntie-Poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/auntie-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Ian Smith";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Lisa Harewood";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Lisa Harewood";s:9:"biography";s:176:"Lisa Harewood is a Barbadian filmmaker. She produced the narrative feature A Hand Full of Dirt (Russell Watson, ttff/10). Auntie is her first film as a writer and director.";}} Marcia Burrowes, Ché-Annika Mayers FILMCO https://vimeo.com/388336051 1
Paradise Lost Carnival artist Peter Minshall tells the story of the design and construction of Paradise Lost, his first masquerade band for the Trinidad and Tobago carnival in 1976. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:10:"historical";} documentary featurette 35 GA English ‘Paradise Lost’ documents Peter Minshall’s recollection of the first band he ever designed under Stephen Lee Heung. The veteran producer of masquerade bands for Trinidad Carnival, Stephen Lee Heung, invited Peter Minshall to design his presentation for 1976 Carnival in Trinidad. Paradise Lost was the band and this documentary provides a blank canvas on which Masman, Peter Minshall relates the story, from the concept to the crossing of the stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah. The legendary mas man tells the story with the aid of his beautiful drawings of the costumes and live footage as only Minshall can. a:1:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ParadiseLost_image-e1578409175786.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Peter-Minshall-still-e1578408060392.png";i:1;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dancing-Leaf-Still-e1578408181301.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Christopher Laird";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:8:"Ray Funk";}} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Christopher Laird";s:9:"biography";s:355:"Christopher Laird has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with the pioneering Banyan Limited over the past 35 years. In 2003, he co-founded the region’s first all-Caribbean television station, Gayelle. He is the director of the feature documentary No Bois Man No Fraid (ttff/13). Paradise Lost is his most recent film";s:10:"photograph";s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Christopher-Laird-Headshot.jpg";}} Peter Minshall FILMCO trinidad+tobago film festival, 2015, Caribbean Tales Film Festival, 2015 1
Passage Seventeen year old Sandrine must hide her brother's illness in order to save his life. Bahamas 2014 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"action";i:1;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 15 16+ English Passage centres around a group of Haitians locked in the hold of a fishing vessel being smuggled through the Bahamas into the United States. On these vessels communicable diseases such as dysentery are deadly and if individuals get sick they are thrown overboard. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/kareem-mortimer-passage-e1578062828185.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/New-Project-12.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:32:"Kareem Mortimer | Trevite Willis";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:25:"Marc Boothe | Lucy Hannah";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:34:"Jonathan P. Morris | Adeela Sharif";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Kareem Mortimer";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Kareem Mortimer";s:9:"biography";s:293:"Kareem Mortimer is a filmmaker from The Bahamas. His first narrative feature, Children of God, won the Jury Prize and the People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at the ttff/10. His second feature, Wind Jammers, which he co-directed with Richard von Maur, was a ttff/11 selection.";}} Dana J. Ferguson, Jason Elwood Hanna, Aulenna Robinson, Ellis Stuart, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Lorenz Wright FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/PassageFilmBahama/ Best Short Film: Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Best Film: Open Category, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Director’s Choice Award: Portland Maine Film Festival, African Movie Academy Award: Best Short Film From The Diaspora, Best Short Film: Zimbabwe Film Festival, Best Actress: Dana Ferguson, Zimbabwe Film Festival, Best Actress in a Short Film: WideScreen Film Festival, Special Jury Award: Belize International Film Festival, Best Short Film: Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Toronto 1
Three Minutes A couple get more than they bargained for in three minutes. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";} narrative short 5 No Rating English A couple’s three-minute wait for a pregnancy test becomes a ticking time bomb which sets off a minefield of unresolved issues in this uproariously funny comedy short. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ThreeMinutes-768x1152-1-e1577992925439.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Three-Minutes-still-e1577992983420.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Juliette Mc Cawley";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Juliette Mc Cawley";s:9:"biography";s:635:"An award winning writer, director and producer for 14 years, Juliette McCawley’s films have been screened at festivals in China, England, Trinidad, Australia, Cuba and Canada. She has been producing, writing and directing short and feature films and documentaries as well as corporate videos in Shanghai, London and Trinidad. Her clients include several Fortune 500 companies such as Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Everlast and JCB. Most recently she was a co-producer on the feature film “The Cutlass” which won awards for People’s Choice and Best Feature Film at the trinidad+tobago film festival and is now on Amazon Prime.";}} Dru Cast, Chris Smith FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/threeminutesshortfilm/ 1
Drink An undocumented immigrant and his son are smuggled into London, hiding a desperate secret. Trinidad and Tobago, U.K. 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 9 No Rating After being smuggled into the country with his young son, an illegal immigrant is forced to go on a desperate quest late at night on the gritty streets of London.  Left alone and penniless, the young father is forced to go on an urgent quest in the dead of night.  When his luck goes from bad to worse in the gritty neighbourhood, he is forced into an act of quiet desperation. a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/New-Project-11.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/New-Project-10.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Ashley Musgrave ";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";s:9:"biography";s:436:"An award winning writer/director/producer for 11 years, Juliette McCawley’s short films have been screened in festivals worldwide. She started her film career in the US, then continued doing films in China and London. Since returning to Trinidad in 2010 she has collaborated as a producer/writer/director with production houses and on independent film projects – from documentaries and feature films to commercials and music videos.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";s:9:"biography";s:436:"An award winning writer/director/producer for 11 years, Juliette McCawley’s short films have been screened in festivals worldwide. She started her film career in the US, then continued doing films in China and London. Since returning to Trinidad in 2010 she has collaborated as a producer/writer/director with production houses and on independent film projects – from documentaries and feature films to commercials and music videos.";}} Natalie Elisha-Welsh, Moses Latif Official Selection Underwire Short Film Festival London, 2012 1
KINTO A homeless Jamaican boy, struggling to find his identity, encounters a life-changing crash incident. Jamaica 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 16 No Rating English, Jamaican Patois with subtitles Kinto lives on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, wiping the windscreens of passing cars at stoplight intersections to earn money. Ambushed and beaten by a group of other street boys, a desolate Kinto embraces his identity when he makes an unexpected act of kindness. a:1:{i:0;s:91:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/KINTO-Theatrical-Poster-v4-e1577985708960.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/New-Project-9.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Saeed Thomas";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Leslie-Ann McDowell";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Joshua Paul";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Joshua Paul";s:9:"biography";s:1199:"Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Joshua Paul is a film-maker entrepreneur with his eyes set on the principal objective of telling culturally and socially impactful stories. He has a strong interest in themes of realism, intra-personal conflict and how that conflict responds to external stimuli. On receiving his Bachelors in Film Production at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad in 2015, Joshua has been completely immersed into the life of an aspiring creative. He has produced a variety of productions including local secondary school football features, an internationally distributed cooking show, and various other features for television and the internet. In his film inventory, Joshua’s first major work was his final year university production, producing the short film The Misadventures of Brian and Sachin in 2015 which won best indigenous short at the World Festival of Emerging Cinema. After university, he directed Enhanced, the Jamaican superhero short film which was nominated for Best Short at the Urban Action International Film Festival at HBO, New York in 2016. Joshua has a passion for writing and directing which is aptly complemented with his love for all types of cinema.";}} Sekai Smart-Macaulay, Justin Hadeed Awn FILMCO https://kintoshortfilm.com https://www.facebook.com/Kintoshortfilm/ kintoshortfilm Best Short Film at Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Best Short Film at 12°N 61°W Grenadian Film Festival, Best Directing & Best Acting at the Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival 1
Agwe Disaster strikes when a young, Afro-Caribbean high Priestess goes against her intuition. Jamacia 2018 a:2:{i:0;s:9:"animation";i:1;s:7:"fantasy";} narrative short 10 No Rating English On a Caribbean island inhabited by the survivors of a slave shipwreck, a young priestess must overcome her insecurity, defy tradition and step into her power to save her people from impending danger. a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Agwe-poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:95:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Agwe-Sotirova-Still-CavewallHR-e1577983275903.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Tanya Batson-Savage";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Ina Sotirova";s:9:"biography";s:640:"Ina Sotirova is a storyteller passionate about the world's diverse cultures, their unique traditions and expressions, and the people who make them come alive. Building on her solid background in journalism and photography, she started making films in 2011 and her debut short doc, freedom2dance, won the prestigious Du-Pont/Judy F. Crichton award for visual storytelling. Agwe is her first fiction/animation film and was in large part inspired by her family's deep appreciation of African art and culture. Originally from Bulgaria, Ina lives in Jamaica where she also teaches and mentors inner-city youths at the UWI Community Film Project.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Ina Sotirova";s:9:"biography";s:640:"Ina Sotirova is a storyteller passionate about the world's diverse cultures, their unique traditions and expressions, and the people who make them come alive. Building on her solid background in journalism and photography, she started making films in 2011 and her debut short doc, freedom2dance, won the prestigious Du-Pont/Judy F. Crichton award for visual storytelling. Agwe is her first fiction/animation film and was in large part inspired by her family's deep appreciation of African art and culture. Originally from Bulgaria, Ina lives in Jamaica where she also teaches and mentors inner-city youths at the UWI Community Film Project.";}} Toni-Ann Tapper, Rushell Malcolm, Laava Royal, Noelle Kerr FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/agwethemovie/ @agwethemovie https://vimeo.com/388336502 @agwethemovie JAFTA PROPELLA FUND, 2ND PLACE, CARIBBEAN ANIMATION, KINGSTOON 2019 1
Sensei Redenshon After being released from prison, a man will have to fight his past to recover the love of his son. Curacao, Netherlands 2014 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"action";i:1;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 110 No Rating Papiamentu, with English subtitles After an accident in the world of illegal street fighting and gambling, Sandro is sentenced for ten years in prison. He has to leave his only son, Shendel, behind. When Sandro is free again, all he wants is to recover the relationship with his now-teenaged son. What Sandro doesn’t know is that Shendel’s obsession with easy money has led him to follow in his father’s footsteps, into the world of underground fights. In order to protect his son and win back his trust, Sandro will have to engage in his toughest fight yet. a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sensei-redenshon-e1577198773371.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/New-Project-7.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"German Gruber ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Ewoud Bon";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:24:"Alejandra Sanchez Gruber";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"German Gruber ";s:9:"biography";s:492:"German Gruber was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980, and moved with his family to Bonaire when he was 12 years old. He studied film in the Netherlands and graduated with the short film The Legend of Buchi Fil (2009), a story about slavery on Curaçao, which won numerous international awards, including Best Short Film at ttff/10. Sensei Redemption is his debut feature film. He has settled in Curaçao with the intention of making films that tell the story of the island and its people.";}} Amos Balentin, Milushka Birge, Benazir Charles, Shade Christiaan, Rudolfo Valentino Croes, Raul de Windt, Merietza Haakmat, Ethsel Juliette, Steven Lacroes, Diana Lebacs, Benjamin Martis, Rina Penzo, Brian Pietersz, Raydison Ramazan, Redfern Regales, Hubert Rosina, Darrick Sille, Sharif Sprockel, Jeanella Wall, Eddie Kin Hong Wong, John Zhu FILMCO https://vimeo.com/391012601 1
Sin Ayo (No Goodbye) Flor Marie remembers tragic events that changed her life 50 years ago. Curacao 2018 a:2:{i:0;s:5:"drama";i:1;s:10:"historical";} narrative short 12 No Rating Papiamento with English Subtitles As Flor Marie reflects on the last time she saw her lover, her niece rummages through her stuff to find the last gift he gave her. He was one of the construction workers who died in the Juliana Bridge disaster in Curaçao on November 06, 1967. a:1:{i:0;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sin-ayo-e1577196631197.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:78:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Sin-Ayo-still-e1577196159373.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Sulin Passial";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:19:"Elizabeth Francisco";s:9:"biography";s:522:"Born and raised in Curaçao, Elizabeth moved to the Netherlands to pursue a degree in Cultural Anthropology in 2001. She moved back to the Caribbean in 2008 with a Master’s degree  and has been working as a creative project manager, media & corporate content producer and now as an upcoming filmmaker. Together with her co-producer she has worked on a number of short films, including winning the Short Movies Big Stories competition at the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015 with her filmDistansia.";}} 1
The Cutlass Set in Trinidad, a weekend getaway turns to horror as a young woman finds herself in the grasp of a disturbed abductor. Trinidad and Tobago 2016 a:2:{i:0;s:5:"drama";i:1;s:8:"thriller";} narrative feature 97 16+ English Inspired by true events, THE CUTLASS is a dramatic thriller set in the tropical wilderness of Trinidad and tells the story of a young woman who falls into the grasp of a dangerous sociopath. She finds herself isolated and musters the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her abductor. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/TheCutlass-v1-600x900-1-e1577129749193.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:69:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/TCM-Screen-Grabs076.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:52:"Darisha Beresford | Teneille Newallo | Drew Umland ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:56:"Tikira Beresford | Stephen Broadbridge | Leslie Sweetman";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Teneille Newallo";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Darisha J. Beresford";s:9:"biography";s:322:"Trinidad and Tobago-born Darisha Beresford is the founder of Blue Basin Films and a director at Zaftik Studios in South Florida. She has won numerous awards for her Caribbean and American films, commercials and television series. Presently, she is working on writing and directing films that explores the Caribbean region.";}} Lisa-Bel Hirschman, Arnold Goindhan, Kirk Baltz, Rebecca M. Foster, Michael De Souza, Gary Moore, Ruby Parris, Conrad Parris, Jonathan Agostini, Alister Edwards, Chris Paul Smith, Alexis Marie Chin, Nicholas Subero, Shevonne Metevier, Skye Foster FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/thecutlassmovie/ https://vimeo.com/385479094 https://vimeo.com/filmcott thecutlassmovie Best T&T Film: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2016, People’s Choice & Best Feature Film: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2016, Best Cinematography: Caribbean Tales Film Festival 2017 1
Live Bait Mervyn, a Trinidadian fisherman gets mixed up with a drug lord and past demons come back to haunt him and a sacrifice must be made. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 24 No Rating English When a peaceful fisherman is guilted by his drug-dealing friend into helping him deliver some “packages” for a well-known drug lord to an isolated island in the Caribbean Sea, he is forced to overcome a distressing situation and make some scarring choices in order to survive. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/live-bait-e1577120147568.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/live-bait-still-e1576010706611.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dominic Boos";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dominic Boos";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dominic Boos";s:9:"biography";s:389:"Dominic Boos was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago and attended St. Mary’s College.  Whilst still in secondary school, he got involved in Film, Television and Photography and have been actively involved in creating documentaries, commercials, films and educational videos for the past eight years.   In 2017, he graduated from the University of Sussex with a Masters in Filmmaking.";}} , Anand Lawkaran, Chris Smith, Joshua Philips, FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/LiveBaitFilm/ https://vimeo.com/391012906 1
Captain T&T In Trinidad and Tobago, a six-year-old dreams of being a superhero. Trinidad and Tobago 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 12 No Rating English ‘Captain T&T’ tells the story of six year old ‘Thin Foot’ as he strives to become the hero of his own life. a:1:{i:0;s:172:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/MV5BY2M5YjA5MzUtNGNiNS00NTQ4LThhNzQtOTY1OGM0Nzk3ODNjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjQzMjc2NjY@._V1_SY1000_CR006971000_AL_-e1576695760412.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:55:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/still.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Christopher Guinness";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Leizelle Guinness";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Christopher Guinness";s:9:"biography";s:710:"Christopher Guinness is a director and animator from Trinidad and Tobago. The former president of the Caribbean Advertising Federation and Dream Big Recipient has won over 90 awards including the AAATT Campaign of the Year Award, Caribbean Advertising Federation Best of Show TV, Print and Overall Awards, Ads of the World Best from Emerging Market Award, Adobe Cut & Paste People's Choice Award, 2 Animae Caribe Awards, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Best Short Film Award, Dieciminuti Film Festival Italy Best Short Film Award, Lleida Latin-American Film Festival Best Short Film Award and an unprecedented 4 National Awards at the 3rd and highest tier of the American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards.";}} Wayne Burgess II, Blair Ambrosia Cameron, Rizario St Cyr, Kden Hee-Chung, Zeek Loregnard, Sherwin Marcelle, Niall Royal, Arlene Simon, Mark Wallace FILMCO 1
Lime of the Dead While drinking at the village bar, Lenroy becomes a little ill. His friends try to help him, but end up falling out with each other in the process. Trinidad and Tobago 2013 a:3:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";i:1;s:5:"drama";i:2;s:6:"horror";} narrative short 10 No Rating English While liming with his friends, Lenroy becomes a zombie. His friends deal with his zombification, but fall out with each other in the process. a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Poster-Still-Lime-of-the-Dead-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/lime_of_the_dead.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Andrei Pierre";}} , Sekou V. Charles, Marcus Waldron, Yuri Anderson, 1
Uncle Duppy A man attempts an exorcism after suspecting his niece of bringing evil spirits into his house. Trinidad and Tobago 2014 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 5 No Rating English When a superstitious Jamaican man suspects his niece, Jasmine of bringing evil spirits ‘duppies’ into his house, he attempts to remedy the situation through an improvised exorcism. But the exorcism amounts to nothing more than a violent attack on the child and the said ‘duppies’ must rescue her from her uncle’s abusive hands. a:1:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Uncle-Duppy-poster-production-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Uncle-Duppy-Still_1.1.2-e1577113739467.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Anderson Edghill";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Anderson Edghill";s:9:"biography";s:156:"Anderson Edghill is a filmmaker from Antigua and Barbuda. He has directed dozens of television features, two short films and one feature-length documentary.";}} Joshua Paul 1
Doubles with Slight Pepper At Christmas, a young street food vendor in Trinidad learns that his estranged father is seriously ill. Canada / Trinidad and Tobago / USA 2012 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 16 No Rating English Doubles with Slight Pepper is a dramatic film set in Trinidad during Christmas. It’s a coming of age story centered around Dhani, a young street food vendor, who must decide if he will help save his estranged Father from dying. a:1:{i:0;s:54:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/dwsp.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:102:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/DOUBLES-WITH-SLIGHT-PEPPER-Dhani-leaves-the-hospital.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:46:"Ian Harnarine | Jason Harnarine | Ryan Silbert";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:26:"Spike Lee | Sohail Bastani";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:43:"Mariel Brown | Spencer Kiernan | Doug Lenox";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Ian Harnarine";s:9:"biography";s:256:"Born in Canada to Trinidadian parents, Ian Harnarine is a faculty member in both the Physics Department and Graduate Film School at New York University. He is co-writing a film with Spike Lee as well as adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel, Soucouyant.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Ian Harnarine";s:9:"biography";s:256:"Born in Canada to Trinidadian parents, Ian Harnarine is a faculty member in both the Physics Department and Graduate Film School at New York University. He is co-writing a film with Spike Lee as well as adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel, Soucouyant.";}} Errol Sitahal, Sanjiv Boodhu, Ken Boodhu, Karen Saban, Selvon Ramlal, Susan Hannays-Abraham FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/DoublesWithSlightPepper @iankh https://vimeo.com/389764908 harnarine , BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA - Genie Awards 2012 (The Canadian Academy Awards), BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM - Toronto International Film Festival 2011, CANADA’S TOP TEN SHORT FILMS 2011, BEST FILM - Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2012, STUDENT GRANT AWARD - National Board of Review, WASSERMAN AWARD FINALIST - The First Run Film Festival 2012, THE SPIKE LEE PRODUCTION FUND AWARD, FELLOWS FUND AWARD - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, MARTIN E. SEGAL PRIZE - The Segal Company, POST-PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE & SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AWARD - The Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, BEST SHORT FILM - Bushwick Film Festival 2013, RIESE POST-PRODUCTION AWARD, Toronto International Film Festival, 2011, Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival, 2012, The First Run Film Festival, 2012, Bushwick Film Festival, 2013 1
Pothound The point-of-view of a street dog in relation to the world around her, she runs into adversity and forms alliances. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 11 No Rating English Pothound tells the point-of-view of a stray dog as she transverses the streets of modern Trinidad and Tobago. She retrieves a lost purse for an older woman but is chased away, gives her only bone to a struggling essential oils vendor, but is met with scorn and helps a young girl carry drinking water home, only to be scolded. Her attempts to help people on her travels are continuously misunderstood. When Pothound saves a young boy from being bullied she narrowly escapes injury. Pothound’s adventures take her from the beach and back home where an encounter with the cook from the Chinese restaurant where she stole the aforementioned bone from, changes her life forever. a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Pothound-poster-e1576008774612.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Pothound-still-2-e1576009281648.png";i:1;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Pothound-still-e1576009256380.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Christopher Guinness";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Leizelle Guinness";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Christopher Guinness";s:9:"biography";s:712:"Christopher Guinness is a director and animator from Trinidad and Tobago. The former president of the Caribbean Advertising Federation and Dream Big Recipient has won over 90 awards including the AAATT Campaign of the Year Award, Caribbean Advertising Federation Best of Show TV, Print and Overall Awards, Ads of the World Best from Emerging Market Award, Adobe Cut & Paste People's Choice Award, 2 Animae Caribe Awards, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Best Short Film Award, Dieciminuti Film Festival Italy Best Short Film Award, Lleida Latin-American Film Festival Best Short Film Award and an unprecedented 4 National Awards at the 3rd and highest tier of the American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards.";}} Bubbercin, Caroline Rogers Driscoll, Christopher Guinness, Leizelle Guinness, Philip James, Lucille Poon Kwong, Justin Chin Lee, Malik Lewis, Kwangsun Lui, Keinette Roge 1
Tickle Me Rich Got horned? Get even. Trinidad and Tobago 2012 a:1:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";} narrative short 13 No Rating English Lizzie, a distraught bride-to-be, is comforted by three of her girlfriends who offer irreverent advice on sex, love, money and revenge. a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/tickle-me-rich.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dion Boucaud";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";}} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:42:"Delores Alexander | Joanna Charles-Francis";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:32:"Deliece Knights | Louanna Martin";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";s:9:"biography";s:157:"Sonja Dumas is a writer and producer, known for Tickle Me Rich (2012), Julia & Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers (2010) and Avocado and Zaboca (2014).";}} Delores Alexander, Joanna Charles-Francis, Deliece Knights, Louanna Martin FILMCO https://youtu.be/4_EH27Zhuxc 1
Nang by Nang Nang has lived outside the box, born in a Trinidadian village in the 1920's she survived by defying convention. Canada / Trinidad and Tobago 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary short 40 No Rating English Nang is a true survivor at 93. She was born in a rural village in Moruga, Trinidad in the 1920s to Chinese/French/ African and Amerindian parents. She has had many roles – dancer, model, singer, maid, nurse and even cinema operator. Director Richard Fung lovingly documents his second cousin as she retraces her steps to the many highlights and heartbreaks of her life along her journey from Port of Spain to Caracas to New York and New Mexico. a:1:{i:0;s:62:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Nang_by_nang.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:109:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Copy-of-Nang-and-Richard-in-Moruga0_preview-e1576093700518.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Richard Fung";s:9:"biography";s:619:"Richard Fung is an award-winning artist and writer, born in Trinidad and based in Toronto. His single-channel and installation works, which include My Mother’s Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000), Dal Puri Diaspora (2012) and Re:Orientations (2016), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and have been broadcast in Canada, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. A Professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University, his lifetime achievement honours include the 2000 Bell Canada Award, the 2001 Toronto Arts Award for Media Art, and the 2015 Kessler Award from the City University of New York.";s:10:"photograph";s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Richard-Fung-e1576093714781.jpg";}} https://vimeo.com/391013213 1
Same Old Shit When a tempered rock icon is confronted with an unlikely souvenir from his outrageous past, he is enticed to return to his true nature. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";i:1;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 5 No Rating English a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SOS-poster-portrait-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:646:"Lesley-Anne is a Producer with a range of experience from commercials to independent film, working across several countries for the past seven years. With a background in visual art and theatre, she is especially interested in projects that can make a positive impact and has been involved in several NGOs and arts organisations. Broadcast credits include Line Producer on feature films ‘Play the Devil’ and ‘Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross’. Lesley-Anne has an MA in Cultural Policy and Management from City University, London and is currently producing her first feature film, ‘Scattered’.";s:10:"photograph";s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/lesley-anne-mcfarlane.png";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";}} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:333:"Robert Macfarlane has worked extensively in the film and television industry both in the UK and the Caribbean.  Robert has written and directed several short films, including Jab in the Dark, winner of the People’s Choice award at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2013, A Bess Pelau, Christmas Mugs and Still Life with Bench.";s:10:"photograph";s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/robert-macfarlane.png";}} Conrad Parris, Cecilia Salazar 1
Brown Girl Begins It’s 2049 and a druglord owns the streets of The Burn. Young Ti-Jeanne must choose between her fear of dying like her mother, or harnessing the power of the Caribbean spirits to save her people. 2018 a:2:{i:0;s:7:"fantasy";i:1;s:14:"sciencefiction";} narrative feature 70 No Rating English It’s 2049 and Toronto the Good has been taken over by the wealthy. A wall has been built around the city and the poor are expelled to an island off the coast, known as The Burn. The segregated Burndwellers have been forced to scrape out a living by bartering, recycling, and farming. Mami is the unspoken leader of the Burn, sharing her Caribbean herb lore and leading her followers in an ancient spiritual practice. Ti-Jeanne turns 19 and the time has come for her to succeed her grandmother and become a Priestess. When Mami tries to prepare her to take part in the same possession ritual that killed her mother, Ti-Jeanne refuses. She flees with her young love Tony to the other side of the Burn in hopes of leaving the spirit business behind. Until – out of the ashes of The Burn, a drug lord rises to take control of the remaining population and uses his right hand, Crack, to torment the Burn dwellers and prepare them for sale to mainlanders as smart slaves. When Crack begins torturing the children of the Burn, Ti-Jeanne can no longer refuse her other-worldly powers as a priestess. She is the only hope to save them. Can Ti-Jeanne handle the power of the spirits she has been so afraid of and save her people, or will her fear kill her? a:1:{i:0;s:90:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/brown-girl-begins-still-2-e1576074411494.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:90:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/brown-girl-begins-still-1-e1576074453945.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:25:"Vince Buda | Robin Cass ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:64:"Sandra Cunningham | Elijha Hammill | Kiki Hammill | Floyd Kane ";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:68:"Sharon Lewis | Jennifer Ouano | Jenn Paul | Kulbinder Saran Caldwell";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Sharon Lewis";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Sharon Lewis";s:9:"biography";s:78:"Sharon Lewis is a director and producer, known for Brown Girl Begins (2017).";}} Allison Augustin, Danielle Ayow, Measha Brueggergosman, Hannah Chantée, Alli Chung, Rachael Crawford, Joey DeCarle, Sonia Dhillon Tully, Leon Elkaim, Dorett Emanuei, Charles Fowler, Franckie Francois, Howard Gord, Elijha Hammill, Kiki Hammill, Brittany Johnson, Amrit Kaur, Keeya King, Sy Jin Lee, Andy McQueen, Nadin Rizk, David Rudder, Peter Sacco, Ryan Singh, Patrick Sue-Chan, Cameron Switzer, Ronald Tang, Allen Zarnett FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/browngirlbegins/ browngirlbegins https://youtu.be/GqDLorjZqUg browngirlbegins NOMINEE, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Canadian Screen Awards, 2018, NOMINEE, ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP: Canadian Screen Awards, 2018, WINNER, BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Houston Black Film Festival, 2018, NOMINEE, BEST FILM, YOUTH JURY: Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, 2018, NOMINEE, BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM: Pan African Film Festival, 2018, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Black Future Month Tour- Vancouver International Film Festival’s Black Film Series: Vancity Theatre, 2018, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Timehri Film Festival, Guyana, 2018, FFICIAL SELECTION: Durban International Film Festival, 2018, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cinemigrante, Argentina, 2018, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Bloody Mary Film Festival, Toronto, 2018, WINNER OF AWARD OF MERIT SPECIAL MENTION IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CATEGORY: Indiefest, 2017, NOMINEE, OUTSTANDING WORLD CINEMA: Urbanworld Film FestivaL, 2017, NOMINEE, BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM: Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2017, NOMINEE, BEST FEATURE FILM: ReelBlack Awards, 2017, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Urbanworld Film Festival, NYC, 2017, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2017, OFFICIAL SELECTION: Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, Atlanta, 2017 1
Venus and Magnet Trinidad and Tobago 2018 documentary short 10 No Rating English Venus is a happy pup, who like many other dogs, loves to run and play. However, Venus is a Doggess of love, who proves that no matter how different we are, we can still be friends. One day, Magnet comes into her life and an unlikely bond develops. a:1:{i:0;s:103:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Venus-_-Magnet-Poster-with-name-scaled-e1576094892145.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Venus-_-Magnet-1-e1576095122718.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Elspeth Duncan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Elspeth Duncan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Elspeth Duncan";s:9:"biography";s:221:"Elspeth Duncan is a Trinidad-born, Tobago-based writer, film maker, photographer, musician, Kundalini Yoga teacher and animal rescuer/advocate. Several of her films have been screened at local and international festivals.";}} Venus, Magnet FILMCO https://vimeo.com/389765436 Best TT Short FIlm - T & T FIlm Festival 2018 1
No Me Olvidaré de Ti (I Will Not Forget You) Still struggling with loss, a caring father and his daughter are moved by the Christmas spirit to connect with their Puerto Rican roots by reaching out to victims of the hurricane. USA 2019 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 12 No Rating English, Spanish A father and his eight-year-old daughter, Billie, decorate their Christmas tree for the first time since the loss of Billie’s mother. The news on the radio serves as a further reminder that it won’t be a merry Christmas for everyone. Weeks after the 2017 hurricane in Puerto Rico, residents still struggle with basic needs. Billie worries about her Puerto Rican family, her father manages to reassure her temporarily. Billie leaves a note for Santa before she goes to bed. At midnight, on Christmas Eve, Billie’s father carefully arranges her presents under the tree and reads her note to Santa. Billie has asked Santa to send her presents to the children of Puerto Rico. Her kind-hearted gesture brings her father to tears. Her inclination to help, reminds him of the last time he spent time with his late wife, a U.S. Marine, before she left to serve. As he dozes off, she visits him in his sleep. On Christmas morning Billie awakens to find that “Santa” has written her back a letter. Her presents will indeed go to children in Puerto Rico.   a:1:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/i-willnot-forget-you-e1576090857751.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/iwnfy-e1576090892200.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Iris Peynado";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Nina Spensley";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"M.J. Caballero";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Laila Petrone";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Laila Petrone";s:9:"biography";s:1086:"Laila Petrone is an Italian/Dominican filmmaker. Born in the U.K., she was raised between Rome and Los Angeles. As a child of an actress, she spent most of her youth on Italian film sets. Laila went on to study International Affairs (John Cabot University) and Media and Communications (University of Florence). In 2007, she appeared as Pina in Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna. The experience inspired her to pursue a career behind the camera. In the following years, Laila worked as an Assistant Director and Producer. In 2014, Laila's directorial debut Your Love premiered at Urban World Film Festival in NYC. The short was awarded "Best of Festival" at the Black Women Film Network Summit in Atlanta, and was selected to screen on Aspire TV as part of the ABFF Independent series' short films program. She recently completed her second short film No me olvidaré de ti - I Will Not Forget You, conceived in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. No me olvidaré de ti - I Will Not Forget You Premiered in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion & Art Fest 2019.";}} Courtney Charles, Ellie Diez, Alexandra Fagins, Nina Spensley FILMCO https://www.lailapetrone.com/no-me-olvidare-de-ti https://www.facebook.com/nomeolvidaredetishortfilm Best Inspirational short film- Rincon International Film Festival 1
Yochi A 9-year old selectively mute Mayan boy guards a nest of Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize's pine savannah. His older brother, in debt, turns to poaching... Belize 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 24 No Rating English with subtitles Yochi, an 9 year-old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest of yellow headed parrot chicks on sacred land entrusted to him by his grandfather. When Yochi discovers his beloved older brother Itza is poaching in order to pay his debts, Yochi’s loyalties are put to the test. When Itza realizes he has poached Yochi’s nest, he is faced with a dangerous sacrifice. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/YochiPosterFinal-scaled-e1576092287738.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Yochi_Still-from-ttff-e1576092309361.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Ilana Lapid";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Kristi Drexler ";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Daniel Velazquez";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Alejandro Horcasitas";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Ilana Lapid";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Ilana Lapid";s:9:"biography";s:1315:"Ilana Lapid is a filmmaker, writer and educator interested in telling stories that put a human face on global conflicts. She is an Associate Professor at the Creative Media Institute at New Mexico State University. She has a BA from Yale and an MFA from the University of Southern California in Film Production. She received a Fulbright in Romania to work with visual stories of Roma children, and was an Artist in Residence at the Slifka Center at Yale. Lapid has directed multiple award-winning short films, including “Red Mesa,” “La Catrina,” and "Yochi." In 2013 and 2014, she co-taught a documentary filmmaking course in the jungle in Belize, which inspired her to write and direct "Yochi," a narrative film that deals with poaching. “Yochi” was Oscar qualified by ShortsTV in 2017, and won Best Film at the 2018 Universal Film Festival. Her team is working with multiple environmental NGOs, including Defenders of Wildlife, Environment For the Americas, and others, to use "Yochi" for conservation education. “Yochi” has been subtitled into Spanish, French, Arabic and Portuguese, and gone on screening tours in multiple countries, including Belize and Tunisia. She is one of the six founding members of Femme Frontera, a collective of women filmmakers from both sides of the US-Mexico border.";}} Maria Garcia, Kerry Johan Landero, Evan Martinez, Dean Santos  FILMCO https://yochifilm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/YochiFilm/ https://vimeo.com/389765136 Winner of Best Short Film at the 2016 Belize International Film Festival, New Mexico Women In Film Post-Production Award 1
A Bess Pelau Sent abroad by his mother to 'grow up', Sean quickly realizes how much he has depended on her when he is faced with the prospect of making his first meal. Trinidad and Tobago 2012 a:1:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";} narrative short 9 No Rating English Sean is a spoilt young man that has been coddled and cared for by his mother for far too long. He is sent to the UK by his now fed up mother, forcing him to take responsibility for himself. Basic life skills prove to be a challenge, especially the prospect of cooking his first meal. Spurred on by his mutinous stomach and hankering for a taste of home, Sean embarks on the journey to making his first cooked meal. His impatient and impetuous attitude must change in order to complete this mammoth task. a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/BessPelau-poster-scaled-e1576087888400.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ttff12_A_Bess_Pelau-e1576087920959.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:8:"   ";}} a:2:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:430:"Ever since picking up his first camera at 13, Robert Macfarlane has been an avid storyteller. After completing a BA Hons in Digital Film and Media, he found success in the music video genre having directed and edited many videos and them being broadcast across different channels including The Box, VH1 and MTV Base. Now in Trinidad and Tobago, Robert has worked on many feature films and TV series and continues his directing.";}i:1;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:646:"Lesley-Anne is a Producer with a range of experience from commercials to independent film, working across several countries for the past seven years. With a background in visual art and theatre, she is especially interested in projects that can make a positive impact and has been involved in several NGOs and arts organisations. Broadcast credits include Line Producer on feature films ‘Play the Devil’ and ‘Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross’. Lesley-Anne has an MA in Cultural Policy and Management from City University, London and is currently producing her first feature film, ‘Scattered’.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";s:9:"biography";s:430:"Ever since picking up his first camera at 13, Robert Macfarlane has been an avid storyteller. After completing a BA Hons in Digital Film and Media, he found success in the music video genre having directed and edited many videos and them being broadcast across different channels including The Box, VH1 and MTV Base. Now in Trinidad and Tobago, Robert has worked on many feature films and TV series and continues his directing.";}} Joseph Brown, Catherine Peterson-Francis trinidad+tobago film festival, 2012, Caribbean Film Corner, 2012 1
Joebell and America Joebell catching hell in Trinidad so he make up his mind to go. The place he choose is America... Trinidad and Tobago 2004 narrative feature 83 No Rating English The self confident gambler Joebell, in an attempt to escape the drudgery of life in Trinidad, schemes to find his way to the promise and fantasy of America. Each step of his journey uncovers him to himself and his island he had never really seen. A poignant tale of love, ambition and self-discovery.   a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/JoebellPoster_11x17-2-e1576089930354.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Joebell-and-America-602x338.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Asha Lovelace";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Earl Lovelace";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Asha Lovelace";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Asha Lovelace";s:9:"biography";s:636:"Filmmaker Asha Lovelace made her debut with the short film George and the Bicycle Pump at the Toronto International Film Festival, an official selection for Planet Africa. This short won Best Short Film at the Decibel Short Film competition Trinidad 2002. Asha co-wrote, produced and directed her first feature film Joebell and America which copped the award for Best International Narrative Feature Film at the Women’s International Film Festival, Miami. Asha is also the founder and festival director of Africa Film Trinidad and Tobago (AFTT), the only festival of its kind in the Caribbean dedicated solely to African cinema.";}} Brian Green, Eunice Alleyne, Hasani Wattley, Grace Maharaj https://vimeo.com/377667877 Best International Narrative Feature—Women’s International Film Festival, Miami, Florida 2008 1
Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers, marks important dance heritage of Trinidad and Tobago and the world, as told through the fascinating histories of two Trinidad and Tobago dance pioneers, now in their seventies. Both Julia Edwards and Joyce Kirton tell their respective stories, full of challenges, humour and triumphs. Trinidad and Tobago 2010 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary feature 61 All Ages English The dance history of Trinidad and Tobago often remains in the memories of those who executed it, and when they pass on, there is precious little left behind. This film looks at aspects of the local dance world and its impact through the eyes of two dance legends, Julia Edwards and Joyce Kirton, in an attempt to capture some of this history. Now in their seventies, Julia and Joyce have together contributed over 100 years of dedicated work to the local dance community. They have been instrumental in the preservation of and innovation in countless traditional dance forms, and their commitment is echoed in the accomplishments of the dancers and choreographers who have come after them. This loving portrait is as much a tribute to these two pioneering women as it is a history of dance in T&T. a:1:{i:0;s:94:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/julia-and-joyce-poster27x40_b-e1576073004630.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Julia-and-Joyce-602x451-e1576073432398.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";s:9:"biography";s:400:"Sonja Dumas is a performer, choreographer, writer and arts development consultant. She has written, directed and produced or co-produced six short dance films to date. The founder and artistic director of the Continuum Dance Project. Sonja has begun to produce films to document the history of Caribbean dance. Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers is her first work towards the effort.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";s:9:"biography";s:400:"Sonja Dumas is a performer, choreographer, writer and arts development consultant. She has written, directed and produced or co-produced six short dance films to date. The founder and artistic director of the Continuum Dance Project. Sonja has begun to produce films to document the history of Caribbean dance. Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers is her first work towards the effort.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";s:9:"biography";s:400:"Sonja Dumas is a performer, choreographer, writer and arts development consultant. She has written, directed and produced or co-produced six short dance films to date. The founder and artistic director of the Continuum Dance Project. Sonja has begun to produce films to document the history of Caribbean dance. Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers is her first work towards the effort.";}} Marilyn Alfonso, Joy Dumas, Earl Edwards, Julia Edwards, Ray Funk, Charmaine Grant, Nancy Herrera, Vernon Hope, Helen Humphrey, Janis Hutchinson, Rosie Jackson, Roslyn Jackson, Joyce Kirton, Albert Laveau, Bill Trotman, James Lee Wah, Earlyn Williams FILMCO 1
Avocado and Zaboca Trinidad and Tobago 2014 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"animation";} narrative short 5 No Rating English Set in the clearing of a Caribbean rain forest full of lively characters and quirky songs, “Avocado and Zaboca” explores the themes of conflict resolution, tolerance and friendship, all while teaching very young children the alphabet. a:1:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Avocado-and-Zaboca-flyer-for-Filmco.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sonja Dumas";}} Delores Alexander, Lisa Beharry-Gift, Joanna Charles-Francis, Sonja Dumas, Nicola Johnston, Deliece Knights, Louanna Martin, Shari Rhyner 1
Sans Souci Trinidad and Tobago 2009 narrative short 27 No Rating Sans Souci is a drama about a group of childhood friends brought back together under tragic circumstances then riven by differences in opinion around the 9/11 attacks in New York. All of the action of the film takes place at a house at Sans Souci on Trinidad’s north coast, the beautiful, isolated location becoming a crucible for the characters, their emotional experiences contrasting sharply with the name of the place (sans souci, without a care or worry). a:1:{i:0;s:67:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Sans-Souci-Poster.pdf";} a:2:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/San-Souci-1-e1576010066429.jpg";i:1;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/San-Souci-2-e1576010049108.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Dion Boucaud";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Francesca Hawkins";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:" Francesca Hawkins";}} 1
Mangroves A man goes in search of something mysterious in the Trinidadian mangroves, unraveling a supernatural world as he races back to safety, before the sun sets. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:7:"fantasy";} narrative short 16 No Rating English A desperate man embarks on a journey into the intimidating mangroves in search of something mysterious. Lost and hopeless he’s not sure where to go. While there he faces surprises that cause him to question his surroundings, and he soon learns that he must race back to safety before sundown or risk encountering the terror that lurks in the mangroves at night. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mangroves-e1575988942719.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mangroves-3-e1575988974858.jpg";i:1;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mangroves-still-e1575989006283.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Oliver Milne";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Anthony Fung";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:34:"Janine Mendes-Franco | Jamil Agard";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Teneille Newallo";}} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Teneille Newallo";s:9:"biography";s:475:"Teneille Newallo is an award winning filmmaker, actor and screenwriter from Trinidad & Tobago. With years of experience on stage and on screen, as both a host and an actor, in T&T and the US, she has starred in multiple films including "Tribes", "Bazodee", "Play The Devil", has been in multiple music videos for artists including Gioia Bruno, Akon, Kes The Band and Machel Montano and is one of the Producers and the writer of the Caribbean breakthrough film, "The Cutlass".";s:10:"photograph";s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Tenielle-Newallo-e1575989640834.png";}} Stephen Hadeed Jr., Teneille Newallo, Anand Lawkaran, Joshua Dowlth, Adrianne Eligon https://www.facebook.com/mangrovestt/ https://vimeo.com/388336242 1
Salt of the Earth When parang was born in Trinidad, it was played by workers in the cocoa plantations as entertainment for their families and friends after a hard day’s labour. "Salt of the Earth" explores this ancient music tradition called parang and the ones who made it survive. Trinidad and Tobago 2005 documentary short 52 No Rating English ‘Salt of the Earth’ explores one facet of Trinidad’s culture through the music tradition of parang and the performers responsible for its survival—the parranderos as well as beloved television presenter, Holly Betaudier. The music sets the pace for the discovery of the island’s beauty, its history, its landscape and its people. This is a journey into Trinidad’s past to better understand how an English-speaking country has managed to keep and continue a centuries-old Spanish tradition. a:1:{i:0;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Salt-of-the-Earth_poster.jpeg";} a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SaltoftheEarth_productionstill_imageCredSophieMeyer.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Sophie Meyer";s:9:"biography";s:307:"Originally from France, resident in London (where she is an independent media producer), Sophie has been coming to T&T for over a decade. During that time she has made several films, including Salt of the Earth (2006, and a trinidad+tobago film festival selection in 2008), a documentary about parang music.";}} 1
Mystic Fighters "Mystic Fighters" is the contemplative journey of a warrior paced by the beat of Trinidadian drums and rituals. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 documentary short 51 No Rating English with subtitles “Mystic Fighters” is a documentary-based story on the ritual of stick fighting in Trinidad & Tobago and the power of the ancestral drum. Mystic Fighters takes the spectator to the heart of Trinidad’s African heritage with testimonies of respected elders and well-established artists. The film’s tension revolves around the stick-fighting competition, the preparation, the fights leading to the finals where the winner is declared. The history behind the tradition is the story of Trinidad brushed over the past century and also portrayed by the reconstruction of the burning of the sugar canes from which the Canboulay celebrations were born. The rhythm of the film is constructed around the ‘chantuel’ and the calinda songs with drum being one of the main characters of the film; how its spirit is mastered is key to stick-fighting and transforming the sport into a ritual. a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mystic-fighters-poster-e1575907450241.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mystic-fighters-e1575907473340.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Sophie Meyer";s:9:"biography";s:308:"Originally from France, resident in London (where she is an independent media producer), Sophie has been coming to T&T for over a decade. During that time, she has made several films, including Salt of the Earth (2006, and a trinidad+tobago film festival selection in 2008), a documentary about parang music.";}} https://www.mysticfighters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Mystic-Fighters-287616941276855 trinidad+tobago film festival, 2012 1
The Cool Boys Trinidad and Tobago 2012 a:3:{i:0;s:6:"action";i:1;s:6:"comedy";i:2;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 27 No Rating English The Cool Boys is a twenty seven minute short film, using narrative fiction, and established around a flow of events that involve three young men still in their teenage years. The main protagonist Alpha, one of the three, has just turned 18 and finds himself in trouble. He is called upon to make an ethical decision that itself challenges the conventional definitions of being cool. a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/The-Cool-Boys-Poster-2-e1575904716576.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";s:9:"biography";s:631:"Patricia Mohammed is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Her main interests are gender and development studies, film and the study of aesthetics and visual intelligence. She is author of Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation, Macmillan UK, (2009) and has written extensively on art in the Caribbean. She has directed 17 films among them the award winning experimental documentary Coolie Pink and Green, (2009). Her most recent book is the illustrated Travels with a Husband, written with artist Rex Dixon, Hansib Publishers, United Kingdom (2016).";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Michael Mooleedhar";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Michael Mooleedhar";}} Sean Nebula, Olatunji Yearwood, Bradley Ceasar https://www.facebook.com/coolboysthemovie/ https://vimeo.com/377567017 1
Kafou Doc and Zoe are just hired for the night to deliver an unknown package. At a crossroad, they stumble upon a dog. In Haiti, each crossroad requires a sacrifice. Haiti 2017 a:2:{i:0;s:6:"comedy";i:1;s:8:"thriller";} narrative short 50 No Rating Port-au-Prince by night. Doc and Zoe are just hired to deliver an unknown package. Their job comes with three essential rules: never stop the car, never roll down the windows, never open the trunk. At a crossroad, they stumble upon a dog. Each crossroad requires a sacrifice. Their decision will change their path irreversibly. a:1:{i:0;s:94:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/KAFOU-Poster-11x17-Web-scaled-e1575902224202.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Kafou-Screen-Shot-1-e1575902262178.png";i:1;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Kafou-Screen-Shot-2-e1575902293934.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Gilbert Mirambeau Jr. ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:49:"Jasmuel Andri | Gaethan Chancy | William McIntosh";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:46:"Bruno Mourral | Joelle Mourral | Dimitri Vorbe";}} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Gilbert Mirambeau ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Bruno Mourral";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Jasmuel Andri";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Bruno Mourral";s:9:"biography";s:622:"Born on July 18th 1983, Bruno Mourral is a director and producer. While studying film in Paris, he started directing commercials for Blue Mango an advertising agency in Haiti. In 2007, he returned to Haiti where he founded Muska Group, one of the leading company in audiovisual production. Bruno's talent led him to direct more than 50 commercials in the Caribbean and Africa. He won several awards for best commercials in several festivals. Today, Bruno focuses on directing and producing heartfelt movies, he will be directing Kidnapping Inc. in 2018 co-produced by Muska Films, Promenades Films and Canal Plus Antilles.";}} Jasmuel Andri, Rolapthon Mercure, Manfred Marcelin, Rolando Etienne, Marcus Boereau, Israel Geffrard, Jenny Cadet, Pascale Julio, Christelle Tropnas, Sionel Dorcély, Ralphe Théodore, Nelchaela Eleorata Adonis, Tedd Alvarez, Roblain Auguste, Presnel Bazile, Olivier Laurent Chéry, Kaina César, Clifford Divergisse, Johnny Exantus, Cherline Fleurantus, Michael Fleurantus, Nathalie Fleurantus, Anthony Georges, Alain Germeus, Didier Jabarth, Clorette Jacinthe, Jimmy Jean-Baptiste, Sandy Jeudy, Frantz Jérôme, Marie-Paule Monesca, Matsen Montoban, Dukens Métélus, Yvenie Paul, Massillon Petit-Frère, Daniel Pierre, Berline Vital  https://vimeo.com/377575376 1
Studio Archives Studio Archives is a docu-series that takes you inside the studios of prominent Caribbean Artists while exploring their artistic journey and philosophy. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:11:"educational";} documentary short 27 No Rating English Jackie Hinkson: Jackie Hinkson talks about how he developed an affinity for the light and landscape of Trinidad and his first encounter with watercolour paintings. Shalini Seereeram: Shalini Seereeram’s use of found objects is absolutely singular! She talks about how she developed this talent and the significance of the figures in her paintings. Che Lovelace: Che Lovelace loves to experiment with his work and always keeps it on the edge, even if it means cutting up old paintings to make new ones out of the scraps. Sundiata: Sundiata is most interested in responding to his environment through the use of paints, charcoal, pastels and sculpture. He talks about how a lack of resources led him to a career as an artist. Edward Bowen: For Edward Bowen building a house and making an exhibition aren’t so different. He gives some insight into his latest big project. LeRoy Clarke: “I am moving towards something that awaits me to complete it” Arguably one of the most prominent figures in Trinidadian art, LeRoy Clarke talks about his work and spiritual influences. a:1:{i:0;s:79:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/studio-archive-e1575382655336.jpg";} a:2:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/STUDIO-ARCHIVES_LEROI-CALRKE1-scaled-e1575382986330.jpg";i:1;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Eddie-Bowen-Still-1-e1575382966507.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Elechi Todd";}} a:1:{i:0;a:3:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Elechi Todd";s:9:"biography";s:404:"Elechi Todd is an artist who works across mediums with an interest in painting primarily, he also expresses his creativity with street art and film. He has co-curated and participated in several shows in collaboration with other young artists from Trinidad, most notably The Paper Show, 2015 and Common Thread, 2018. He has also exhibited internationally in group shows in Portugal 2014 and London, 2017.";s:10:"photograph";s:108:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/STUDIOARCHIVES_DIRECTOR_-ELECHI-TODD-scaled-e1575383153651.jpg";}} Jackie Hinkson, Shalini Seereeram, Che Lovelace, Ian “Sundiata” Stewart, Edward Bowen, LeRoy Clarke FILMCO https://vimeo.com/388335615 1
Minutes to Midnite Once upon a time there was Snake, this is how his life changed in a matter of minutes Trinidad and Tobago 2009 a:4:{i:0;s:6:"action";i:1;s:9:"adventure";i:2;s:5:"drama";i:3;s:7:"fantasy";} narrative 21 No Rating English A noir, fantasy crime drama unfolds when ruthless Trinidadian gang member, Snake, kills his leader, Mr. Tiger. Shortly afterwards, Snake receives a message that someone named Anansi Spider is going to “take care of him.” Following a near-death experience at the hands of a wicked woman, Snake receives a call from Anansi Spider, warning him that his life is in danger. Snake grapples with whether or not to trust this mysterious man, and, ultimately, makes a deadly decision. a:1:{i:0;s:80:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Minutes-To-MidNite-Poster-2017.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Ryan C Khan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Ryan C Khan";s:10:"photograph";s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ryan-C-Khan-website-image.png";}} Alan Ferreira, Wendell Manwarren, Teneille Newallo, Stefan Simmons, Christianne Steel, Leston Thompson, Keron Miguel Yan FILMCO 1
She Paradise A teenage girl finds that becoming a glamorous soca-music dancer is a lot harder than she first reckoned. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 14 No Rating English Sparkle is a teenager on the brink of adulthood with few prospects, friends or motivation after graduating from high school. a:1:{i:0;s:84:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/She-Paradise-poster-e1571942897375.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:111:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/40684355_708923916106777_2537222960557588480_o-e1571943026134.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maya Cozier";}} Onessa Nestor, Cheneka Clifford, Denisia Latchman FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/sheparadisethefilm/ https://www.facebook.com/sheparadisethefilm/ https://vimeo.com/407302158 1
Rain A young Bahamian girl, Rain, boards a local mail boat from Ragged Island and sets sail for Nassau. Stranded in an unfamiliar environment that fills her with dread and confronted by a mother she has never known, Rain searches desperately to find her own place in the world. Bahamas 2008 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 93 R English When Rain’s beloved grandmother dies she is forced to trade her simple but happy life on Ragged Island for the uncertainties of living in the capital with her mother, Glory, who abandoned her while a baby. Home becomes a two-room Nassau shack and Glory proves unfit for parental duties, being a drug addict, a prostitute, and quite possibly HIV positive. Rain seems destined for a bleak future, but for one thing: she is a promising sprinter. Her school’s track teacher, Trinidadian Ms Adams, becomes coach and mother figure to Rain, who is determined, almost literally, to outrun her fate. a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rain-poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Rain-production-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:76:"Gerald Brunskill, Nate Kohn, Pamela Kohn, Francis J. Kuzler, Molly M. Mayeux";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maria Govan";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maria Govan";}} Renel Naomi Brown, Irma P. Hall, Nicki Micheaux, CCH Pounder. FILMCO https://vimeo.com/mariagovan https://player.vimeo.com/video/108633968 https://vimeo.com/mariagovan 1
4AM Spoken-word poet Muhammad Muwakil narrates one of his compositions, about life in the Belmont suburb of Port of Spain. Arresting images of the streets of Belmont during the early hours of the morning accompany his recital. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 art short 4 No Rating English “It’s 4 am. Amen. I still alive. Belmont didn’t take my life last night.” Against the tranquillity that precedes a bustling dawn, Trinidadian spoken word poet Muhammad Muwakil conjures a powerful picture of life in a suburb of Port of Spain, Trinidad. His evocative depictions of the dangers that linger around every corner help define this dynamic neighbourhood. a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/4AM-602x401-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:69:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/4-am-e1571940324199.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Charlotte Elias";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Abigail Hadeed";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Muhammad Muwakil";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";}} Muhammad Muwakil FILMCO https://vimeo.com/janinefung https://vimeo.com/janinefung trinidad and tobago film festival, 2010, Toronto International Film Festival 1
Trafficked Three friends on vacation on a Caribbean island are seduced by a wealthy stranger, and become pawns in a deadly game. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative feature 72 No Rating English George, Penn and Nadia are best of friends. While on vacation on an idyllic Caribbean island, they find themselves being seduced by a stranger’s wealth and charm. When the stranger’s true motives are revealed, the three friends realise that they are pawns in a deadly game. a:1:{i:0;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TRAFFICKED-Poster-2016-2-e1571928926402.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Trafficked-EPK-Feb18-1-pdf.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Eye on Dependency";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Marcia Henville";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Sean Hodgkinson";}} Aaron N. Charles, Gyerlini Clarke, Kia Rollock, Brett Bengochea, Anokha Baptiste, Viana Moreau Brendon O'Brien, Abdi Waithe FILMCO https://vimeo.com/388335687 , Winner, Best Local Feature. trinidad + tobago film festival 2015, Award of Merit, International Film Festival - Family Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking 2016, Winner, Best Foreign Feature, San Francisco Black Film Festival 2016, , Official Selection, Bahamas International Film Festival 2015, Official Selection, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2015, Official Selection, Festival del Global Cine Dominicano 2015, Official Selection, Martinique International Film Festival 2015, Official Selection, Pan African Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes 2016, Official Selection, New Voices in Black Cinema 2016, Official Selection, World Festival of Emerging Cinema 2016, Official Selection, Cayman International Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Barbados Visual Media Arts Festival 2016, Official Selection, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Long Beach Indie International Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Newark International Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2016, Official Selection, Belize International Film Festival 2016, 1
City on a Hill City on the Hill is a look at the history of the communities erected on the hillside slopes of Laventille. The film examines the evolution of the chequered relationship between the landscape and its inhabitants, as well as selected aspects of Laventille’s architecture. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 documentary featurette 50 No Rating English ‘City on a Hill’ is a documentary film capturing the built and cultural heritage of East Port of Spain and exploring how the contributions made by this urban settlement may be harnessed for economic growth. Through archival research, interviews with residents, and historical markings on the landscape, the film captures the proud identity of the people of the districts on the eastern fringe of the city of Port of Spain that are collectively called Laventille. It examines it’s past and present history, its rich built and cultural heritage through testimonies of creativity and survival of its citizens young and old. a:1:{i:0;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/City-on-the-hill-poster-2.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/city_on_the_hill.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Asad Mohammed";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Michael Mooleedhar";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";}} 1
My Father’s Land Papa Jah, a humble Haitian gardener, has lived in the Bahamas for 40 years. As his marginalized community, faces a strict new deportation policy and growing xenophobia in the Bahamas, he returns to Haiti, to reunite with his 103 years old father and the land he left behind. 2016 documentary feature 60 No Rating My Father’s Land is a feature documentary exploring the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian Gardener, whom has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children, while living in a marginalised Haitian community nicknamed the Mud. When news arrives of his 103 year old Father taking ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. He then sets out on an adventure, traveling back though Haiti, to his families small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his Father; hopefully before its too late. Juxtaposed against the strikingly rich visual texture of the Caribbean, this travel adventure story entertains through humor, intimate cultural spaces and vivid landscapes, while touching on socio-economic complexities of immigration, culture and identity.   a:1:{i:0;s:61:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/last-street.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:83:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/My-Father_s-Land-Production-still.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Tyler Johnston";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"Miquel Galofré ";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Tyler Johnston";}} Papah Jah Tyler Johnston http://miquelgalofre.com/films/my-fathers-land/my-fathers-land.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HXAQanQTo8 , Trinidad And Tobago Film Festival - Amnesty International Award, 1
Black Hair The struggles of having black hair. Trinidad and Tobago 2018 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} documentary short 20 No Rating English The beauty industry hails the European standard of beauty. But one model, Gabriella Bernard, is challenging that. a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Black-Hair-Poster-Digital-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:52:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/bh.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Gabriella Bernard";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Emma Forster-Hiscock";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Gabriella Bernard";}} FILMCO http://trinidadandtobagorocks.com https://www.youtube.com/embed/2c8TrlKBEjA 1
La Gaita A story of two very different brothers. 2012 documentary feature 105 No Rating This film is the story of two very different brothers. Willy’s the difficult one consumed by his own impatience and Tito is the tireless believer and visionary. Despite their differences, Willy and Tito agreed on one thing: that their quest in life is to use their music to help the down-and-outers, the lonely and the broken to accept themselves during what some consider to be the loneliest and most vulnerable time of the year… Christmas. a:1:{i:0;s:58:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/La-Gaita.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/la-Gaita-production-still.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Stephen Cadiz";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Kenneth Fung";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Shirley Fung";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Abigail Hadeed";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Janine Fung";}} FILMCO https://player.vimeo.com/video/55565964 https://vimeo.com/janinefung , 'Peoples' Choice Award: Best Feature Documentary Film'—trinidad+tobago film festival (2012), 'Special Mention Jury Award Best T&T Film'—trinidad+tobago film festival (2012), trinidad and tobago film festival, 2012 1
Nearest Neighbours Venezuelan refugees move to Trinidad and Tobago with hopes of bettering their own lives and that of their families, only to find an unwelcoming environment and the uncertainty of their future while caught in a legal limbo. Trinidad and Tobago 2019 documentary short 22 No Rating Since 2015, at least 16,000 Venezuelans are confirmed to have fled to Trinidad and Tobago. The twin-island republic is of one of the most economically viable options for asylum seekers, yet many are unaware of the reality that is to welcome them. Nearest Neighbours interweaves the stories of four main sets of characters: a journalist; a couple with three young children and their abuela; a woman who is living in a horse stable among other refugees; and a computer engineer turned construction worker and his family. The film explores how these refugees and asylum-seekers navigate their environments daily and work to move their lives forward amidst many unexpected challenges, including rampant xenophobia and a lack of legal rights due to the absence of local refugee legislation. a:1:{i:0;s:70:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Nearest-Neighbours-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Nearest-Neighbours-production-still.png";} a:3:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";s:9:"biography";s:226:"Rhonda Chan Soo is a Trinidadian filmmaker who returned to home to develop a body of work dealing with contemporary issues of Caribbean identity. She has focused on films surrounding social issues, the environment and culture.";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Emilie Upczak";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:16:"John Otterbacher";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";s:9:"biography";s:226:"Rhonda Chan Soo is a Trinidadian filmmaker who returned to home to develop a body of work dealing with contemporary issues of Caribbean identity. She has focused on films surrounding social issues, the environment and culture.";}} https://www.facebook.com/nearestneighbours/ https://vimeo.com/343042976 nearest_neighbours 1
Shan Shan Fernandez is a Trinidadian dancer, trained in the art of Limbo dance. She performs in front of international audiences three times daily as a member of the Universal circus. Trinidad and Tobago, USA 2014 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary short 7 No Rating This documentary looks in on Shan’s journey while following her in front and behind the stage. We experience the hopes, dreams and fears of a young woman living away from home for the first time. While she moves onto a broader more international stage, she copes with feelings of isolation and separation. a:1:{i:0;s:63:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/New-Project-5.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maya Cozier";s:9:"biography";s:382:"Maya Cozier is a director working from Trinidad and Tobago. Her short films have screened at festivals internationally winning awards at Curacao Film festival and Trinidad and Tobago film festival. Her most recent shot film, She Paradise, premiered at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in March 2019. Maya Cozier won the Take One grant to turn She Paradise into a feature length film.";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maya Cozier";s:9:"biography";s:382:"Maya Cozier is a director working from Trinidad and Tobago. Her short films have screened at festivals internationally winning awards at Curacao Film festival and Trinidad and Tobago film festival. Her most recent shot film, She Paradise, premiered at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in March 2019. Maya Cozier won the Take One grant to turn She Paradise into a feature length film.";}} FILMCO 1
Paddlin’ Spirit In her work the controversial Jamaican artist Laura Facey explores the indescribable cruelty of slavery, but also the resilient nature of the human being. Jamaica 2016 documentary short 30 No Rating English ‘Paddlin’ Spirit’ is a short documentary film about the controversial Jamaican artist Laura Facey, whose work explores the indescribable cruelty of slavery but also the resilient nature of the human being. Loved and hated in equal parts in her country of origin due to the explicitness of her work, Laura Facey stands out for denouncing women’s abuse past, present and future and for healing from her own traumatic experiences. a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/poster_paddlin-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/paddlin-spirit.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Nando Garcia-Guereta";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Shirley Hanna";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Laura Facey";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} FILMCO http://amandasans.com/amanda-sans-pantling/paddlin-spirit/ https://vimeo.com/388335338 1
Quiet Revolution Quiet Revolution follows a group of everyday heroes who aim to give voice to permaculture ("the quiet revolution") in Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2016 documentary short 15 No Rating English Erle “the crazy runner” is a farmer, an adventure racer and barefoot ultra-marathoner, and now a major advocate for Permaculture in T&T. He was raised in non-farming African and Canadian urban settings, with no prior knowledge of the Caribbean landscape. Armed only with an old photocopy of a permaculture (“permanent agriculture/ culture”) manual, Erle set out to regenerate the land. Against a land history of fire damage, herbicide and pesticide use, his permaculture farm, Wa Samaki Ecosystems, is a hub for ecological farming and learning. a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Poster2_QR_Festival-Edit2-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:56:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Main_3.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Edward Inglefield";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Edward Inglefield";}} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";s:9:"biography";s:226:"Rhonda Chan Soo is a Trinidadian filmmaker who returned to home to develop a body of work dealing with contemporary issues of Caribbean identity. She has focused on films surrounding social issues, the environment and culture.";}} https://www.birdseyeviewtt.com/quiet-revolution https://vimeo.com/388335439 Jury Award at Green Screen: The Environmental Film Festival 2016 (Trinidad and Tobago), Official Selection: Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival 2017 (New Zealand), Caribbean Lens International Film Festival 2017 (CA, USA) 1
Seventeen Colours and a Sitar A visual and sonic Caribbean feast featuring British born painter Rex Dixon and Trinidadian sitarist Mungal Patasar. Trinidad and Tobago 2010 documentary short 35 PG English Seventeen Colours and a Sitar is a riveting explosion of paint and music. In this beautifully crafted film, British born painter Rex Dixon and Trinidadian musician Mungal Patasar explore musical interpretations of colour and visual imagery that deal specifically with the journey between India and the Caribbean. Dixon produced a series of paintings based on a trip to India in 2010 and the India trained classical sitarist Patasar writes original music that is inspired by these paintings. The film features original pieces created on-screen by both Dixon and Patasar who discover common threads in their work. The film is shot in an experimental art documentary style, ‘Seventeen Colours and a Sitar’ and gives a one of a kind opportunity for viewers to see two artists from two seemingly opposed genres (a western abstract expressionist artist and an oriental trained classical sitarist) explore the similarities and differences in their processes of making their art, and to demonstrate the fusion between two disparate art movements before the camera. The Caribbean landscape provides a canvas and sounding board for their explorations of colour and tonality and explodes on film as a marriage between intuitive and experimental ways of working. Filmed in high definition, with dreamscape appearance by the 3 Canal musical trio who join Dixon in his studio to put their song to painting, the film engages with the creolized identities that emerge from the Caribbean landscape which offers a diverse palette that feeds their intuitive and experimental ways of working. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/seventeen-colours-a-sitR.png";} a:2:{i:0;s:93:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/mohammed-patricia-17-colours-and-a-sitar-15.png";i:1;s:89:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/17-colours-and-a-sitar-production-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";}} a:2:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";s:9:"biography";s:389:"Patricia Mohammed is a professor of gender and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. Among her publications is Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation (2010). She has made a number of short films including Sign of the Loa (2007) and Coolie Pink and Green (2009), which won the People's Choice Award for Best Short Film at the ttff/09.";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:18:"Michael Mooleedhar";}} Rex Dixon, Mungal Patasar, Wendell Manwarren, Roger Roberts,   Stanton Kewley, Karen Dass FILMCO https://www.facebook.com/seventeencoloursandasitar/ 1
Coolie Pink and Green An experimental documentary exploring the aesthetics of an Indo-Caribbean population through colour, song and dance. Trinidad and Tobago 2009 documentary short 25 PG English Coolie Pink and Green is an experimental documentary, referencing Bollywood which takes the form of a narrative. Despite the significant presence of East Indians in the Caribbean, Indian culture has yet to be seen as being truly indigenous. This film projects a new way of seeing Caribbean Indian culture, through the story of a young Hindu girl who is learning the beauty of her culture, even as an elder in her community attempts to hold her in a traditional mould. While the girl is sympathetic to the elder’s views, she already lives in a hybrid culture and must celebrate both. a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Coolie-Pink-and-Green.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:88:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Coolie-Pink-and-Green-production-still.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:9:"Rex Dixon";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Nazma Muller";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Patricia Mohammed";}} Anisa Ali https://www.facebook.com/Cooliepinkandgreen/ https://www.facebook.com/Cooliepinkandgreen/ https://vimeo.com/388335835 1
Green & Yellow Intimate conversations with homeless people in the streets of Port of Spain, capital of the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. with Sketch and Yankee. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 documentary short 20 No Rating English Green & Yellow features intimate conversations with Sketch and Yankee—two homeless people in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The film shows the homeless as a neglected part of the social environment, separated from society, and attempts to bridge that barrier. a:1:{i:0;s:66:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/green-and-yellow.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/green-and-yellow-still.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Carver Bacchus";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Sustain T&T";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Sheldon 'Sketch' Aberdeen, Shawn 'Yankee' Brown https://trinidadandtobagorocks.com/films/green-yellow https://vimeo.com/391012226 Best short film in Martinique Film Festival 1
Short Drop An elderly man gets mistaken for a taxi driver while on a drive through the busy streets of Port-of-Spain. What follows is a long day of reckoning with memories, friendships and revelations. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 28 No Rating Bartholomew, a retired civil servant, takes a leisurely drive downtown, where Shanice mistakes his car for a taxi. After much resistance, he agrees to take her to her destination. Along the way, they encounter a wide diversity of Trinidadian characters, from cross-dresser Hott Pepper to gang member Tan Tan. What follows is a long day of reckoning with memories, friendships and revelations. a:1:{i:0;s:74:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Short-drop_poster_FAW-01.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:73:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Short-Drop-Film-Still-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maya Cozier";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:11:"Maya Cozier";}} Albert LaVeau, Jeanine LeeKim, Kyle Richardson, Heather Gordon, FILMCO https://www.mayacozier.com/ https://vimeo.com/390031106 1
Knockabout The past can lead to an old rift... Trinidad and Tobago 2013 narrative short 16 No Rating English The city streets of Port of Spain, and its varied cast of characters are the backdrop for this Trini-style-neo noir. Philo, an expat detective turns to his previous partner Monique for help in solving a current kidnapping case. But where this leads them is to the past, and an old rift between them regarding the disappearance of her brother, which Philo seeks to mend.  a:1:{i:0;s:75:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Knockabout_poster-image-1.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Knockabout_promotional-image-2_2013-1.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Emilie Upczak";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Emilie Upczak";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Nicholas Emery";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Emilie Upczak";}} Rhian Vialva, Nicholas Emery, https://vimeo.com/388336548 1
Riding Bull Cart Riding Bull Cart captures a time-capsule moment, and depicts a symbiotic and pure relationship of human and animal (non-human) working together. Trinidad and Tobago 2015 documentary short 12 No Rating ‘Riding Bull Cart’ is a portrait of a farmer, Boylie. Boylie carries us on his daily journey to cut grass for his cattle, taking us against the ebb and flow of the quickening pace of modernisation, into a grassy haven where we find refuge from the maddening heat, haze and pollution The film is a reflection on happiness and personal choice. It confronts a stereotype head-first and overturns it, and pays homage to the path less traveled. a:1:{i:0;s:77:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Riding_Bull_Cart_TTT_Poster.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Riding_Bull_Cart_TTT0.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Rhonda Chan Soo";s:9:"biography";s:226:"Rhonda Chan Soo is a Trinidadian filmmaker who returned to home to develop a body of work dealing with contemporary issues of Caribbean identity. She has focused on films surrounding social issues, the environment and culture.";}} https://www.birdseyeviewtt.com/riding-bull-cart https://www.facebook.com/birdseye.tt/ birdseye.tt trinidad + tobago film festival 2015, AluCine 2016 (Toronto, Canada), Havana Film Festival 2015 (Havana, Cuba), Best T&T Documentary Short: trinidad + tobago film festival 2015, Nominated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Best Film at AluCine 2016 (Toronto, Canada) 1
Art Connect Art Connect reveals how creativity has inspired and changed the lives of "at risk" kids living in the disenfranchised and volatile area of Laventille, in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 2014 documentary feature 74 No Rating English Art Connect is told by the children, who had access to different forms of art-making with which to express themselves, including film making. The children were given small video cameras so they could film their own stories about their lives. Through their talking, painting, singing, filming and dancing, we are allowed into their world. a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-20-at-6.08.13-PM-e1510864964828.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-20-at-6.09.35-PM.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Charlotte Elias";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:15:"Miquel Galofré";}} Students of Success Laventille Secondary School https://www.facebook.com/ArtConnectTrinifad/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/P5e4LKXfehI trinidadandtobagorocks , Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature, 2014, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, People’s Choice Award, 2014, MAC Film Festival, Amazon, Brazil, Best Documentary Feature, 2015, World Humanitarian Awards, Jakarta, International Humanitarian Gold Award, 2015, FEMI International Film Festival, Guadeloupe, Best Film, 2015, CINEAID, Austin Texas-Runner Up Best Feature Film, 2015, Caribbean Tales, Toronto, Best Documentary (Honorable Commendation), 2015, The IndieFEST Film Awards, California, USA, Best Documentary Feature, 2016, OXIFF (International Film Festival), Oxford UK, Best Documentary Feature, 2016, (In)Justice for All Film Festival, Chicago Illinois, Special Recognition: Feature Length Film, 2016, International Movie Awards, Jakarta, Gold Winner: Documentary Feature, 2016, Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain, Gold Lion Award, 2016, Parallax Film Festival, UK, Best Feature Film, 2016, 1
Salty Dog When the rug is pulled from under his feet, a savvy old salt, must navigate the stormy waters of his relationship with his estranged son. Trinidad and Tobago 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} short 25 No Rating Mortimer Wilfred has arrived reluctantly to live with his estranged son Darian, after the tragic death of his friend and employer Albert. Evicted from his island home, Mortimer must navigate the challenges of living on the mainland with a son who’d rather send him to live in a retirement home than have anything to do with him. a:1:{i:0;s:102:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-20-at-12.33.20-PM-e1510864275611.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-20-at-12.33.06-PM.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Oliver Milne ";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Oliver Milne";}} Kandyse McLure, Errol Roberts, Nickolai Salcedo FILMCO (non-exclusive) https://www.facebook.com/saltydogmovie/ https://www.facebook.com/saltydogmovie/ https://vimeo.com/388335901 People Choice Best Short Film, trinidad + tobago film festival 2017, Youth Jury Prize Best Short Film Recontres Martinique 2018, 1
One Good Deed A young country boy has an encounter with a mythical creature in the woods. Trinidad and Tobago 2010 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative short 12 No Rating Ten-year-old Johnny is a bright but naughty boy living in a small country village in Trinidad. From terrorizing his brother to stealing mangoes from the neighbours, he causes his mother no end of trouble. Left alone to look after his brother one day, Johnny’s true nature is revealed when he encounters some douens – mischievous spirits of lost children that haunt the forest. a:1:{i:0;s:102:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-20-at-12.11.56-PM-e1510864356791.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:87:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-20-at-12.12.16-PM.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} Sonja Dumas, Taromi Lourdes Joseph, Sadeequa Kamaludin, Nikos Patterson, http://juliettemccawley.weebly.com/film.html https://www.facebook.com/onegooddeedfilm/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/X1PtlmZ3y-8 onetrini Winner: Best Narrative Short, Caribbean Tales Film Festival (2015) Caribbean Tales Film Festival, 2015, trinidad + tobago film festival, 2012, International Film Festival Iquique, Chile, 2012 1
Songs of Redemption 'Songs of Redemption' captures the moving story of redemption and rehabilitation of inmates of the General Penitentiary in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica, Spain 2013 documentary feature 79 No Rating English Songs of Redemption reveals a stream of consciousness as told by Kingston prisoners incarcerated for crimes ranging from ‘illegal possession of firearm’ to ‘murder.’ The prison, once a concrete holding area for African slaves, is devoid of basic human necessities and reflects a reality of unimaginable consequence. The movie opens with a glimpse of city dogs living free in the streets with no means of support, while human counterparts behind the walls are imprisoned with the same lack of support, compounded by total loss of personal freedom. Interviews by inmates reveal sincere regret for the actions that led to a life of incarceration. The critical turning point is ignited through a growing a sense of self pride and identity, a channel to musically express remorse and the ability to warn the next youth from destructive behavior. The simplicity and complexity of freedom is captured throughout the film as birds fly in and out of the prison grounds only to fly freely away into the blue sky. As one inmate clearly states, redemption comes when the criminal moves from a very dark hopeless place into the light, the light of life and forgiveness.~ Sista Irie, Austin, Texas a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-19-at-5.00.05-PM-e1510864295507.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-19-at-5.00.34-PM.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";}} a:2:{i:0;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:20:"Amanda Sans Pantling";s:9:"biography";s:313:"Amanda Sans Pantling is a documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter. She has written and directed several documentaries for different Spanish television stations, and has worked as a production manager and a scriptwriter on various TV programmes. She also directs commercials. Songs of Redemption is her latest film.";}i:1;a:2:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Miquel Galofre";s:9:"biography";s:265:"Miquel Galofré is a documentary filmmaker based in Trinidad and Tobago. His first film, Why Do Jamaicans Run so Fast? was a ttff/10 selection. His next film, Hit Me with Music, won the Jury Prize and the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the ttff/11.";}} http://www.trinidadandtobagorocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SongsOfRedemption https://vimeo.com/393941497 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nicetimeproductionsja trinidadandtobagorocks , Best Documentary Music Film en el Krakow Film Festival, Best Feature Award Pan African Film & Arts Festival 2013 Los Angeles, Best Documentary Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Showcase, Best Feature Documentary Film Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, People’s Choice Award Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Best Documentary en el World Film Festival, Public Award CineDoc Tbilisi Film Festival, Mención Especial del Jurado Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla, Public Award TwoRiversides Film Festival, Impact Award (In) Justice for all Film Festival, NOMINATIONS AND OFFICIAL SELECTIONS, London East End Film Festival, Hong Kong PUFF Film Festival, Aruba International Film Festival, DocsDF Film Festival, La Habana Film Festival, Sidney Latino Film Festival, Guadalajara Film Festival, The Americas Film Festival New York, Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival, Norient Musikfilm Festival, Timehri Film Festival, Spotlight Caribbean MIST/Madiba Harlem Film Festival, 1
Plain Sight Forged from the love of... money. 2017 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} featurette 52 No Rating PLAIN SIGHT is based on the complex relationship between two bright and ambitious people who grew up together only to become rivals: James, a ruthless underground figure, and Sarah, a shrewd forensic detective. Both are fighting for their communities, but one’s method is lawful and the other’s is not. James is disillusioned by government policies, sociological prejudice and economic inequalities, and through him we are introduced to a cast of shady characters who straddle several socio-economic groups. The detective, Sarah, is a highly educated woman – an international scholarship winner who, after a tumultuous childhood (and with some prodding from her father) left Trinidad and barely looked back. Snatched up by the Montreal CSI, she is well on her way to success when she receives a phone call from Trinidad that her sister has been murdered. From that moment, the focus of her life shifts forever and puts her on a direct collision course with James. The series moves toward its dramatic climax where Sarah must choose between James and her sense of morality, loyalty and justice. Set against the backdrop of an idyllic island where danger lurks just beneath the surface, and criminals hide in plain sight. a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-19-at-4.47.47-PM-e1510864320290.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-19-at-4.46.58-PM.png";} https://www.facebook.com/plainsighttrinidad/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/CyzWT73Z3PM 1
Jab in the Dark The discovery of a secret diary draws a drug addicted security guard into a world of demons and a struggle for inner redemption. Trinidad and Tobago 2013 a:2:{i:0;s:5:"drama";i:1;s:8:"thriller";} narrative short 36 No Rating English a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-19-at-4.39.36-PM-e1510864381773.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Screen-Shot-2017-10-03-at-9.13.23-PM.png";} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Lesley-Anne Macfarlane";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Robert Macfarlane";}} Sindy Nurse, Janique Dennis, Charles Reid, Kearn Samuel FILMCO https://vimeo.com/388336351 trinidad+tobago film festival—Peoples' Choice Award (2013), trindiad + tobago film festival, 2013, Caribbean Tales Film Festival, 2013, Caribbean Film Corner, 2013, 1
No Bois Man No Fraid Two internationally certified, multi-disciplined, Trinidadian martial artists re-discover their roots in the unique Trinidadian martial art of Kalinda or Stickfighting, and are accepted for mentorship by living legends of the art, as they enter the potentially lethal arena of the Gayelle which to them is a ring of liberation! Trinidad and Tobago 2013 documentary feature 78 No Rating Keegan Taylor is in his 20s. He has been a frontline soca singer in the biggest soca bands from Trinidad & Tobago, worked in the oil industry, graduated from university and won multiple medals internationally in karate. Benjamin Rondel is in his 30s, has trained and achieved rank in over 19 martial arts, worked in the oil industry in South and Central America and travelled the world as a certified instructor in martial arts and weapons training. He is the national coach of one of the most successful Mixed Martial Arts & SAMBO teams in the Caribbean. These are rediscovering their roots in the unique Trinidadian martial art of stickfighting, or Kalinda, and have been accepted for mentorship by living legends of the art. No Bois Man No Fraid is their story, and the contemporary retelling of what Benji describes as: “This maybe over 2000 year old art, handed down generation by generation to ensure the survival and protection of the village… for me, the greatest living martial artists I have ever met, who understand tactics, strategy, doctrine, improvised weapons, weaponised combat, blades, stick… Trinidad does have its own martial art.” Follow Keegan and Benji as they enter the potentially lethal arena of the Gayelle, which to them, is a ring of liberation, “where I am a human being and I deserve to be alive and anybody in this circle I respect because they understand the value of life.” a:1:{i:0;s:72:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/no-bois-e1510863961864.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Christopher Laird";}} FILMCO https://vimeo.com/383288707 1
Unfinished Sentences A filmmaker daughter connects to her writer father through his words, which transcend his death and help her find a way back to herself. 2018 documentary feature 98 No Rating A filmmaker daughter and her writer father navigate the conflicting issues of their relationship: race and art, adoration and disappointment, success and failure. Until he dies and in her grief, she discovers that his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to herself. a:1:{i:0;s:101:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-07-10-at-1.07.19-PM-e1510864113197.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Unfinished-Sentences-still.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Saffrey Brown";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:14:"Fernanda Rossi";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} Renaldo Frederick,  Ché Jardine, Alessandra Jardine, Nigel Scott, Nickolai Salcedo,   FILMCO http://unfinishedsentencesfilm.com https://www.facebook.com/unfinishedsentencesfilm/ https://vimeo.com/376225944 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUsfed-rW_4fIipLJNaqyQ unfinishedsentencesfilm Best Documentary Feature, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, Best Documentary feature, trinidad+tobago film festival, Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature, trinidad+tobago film festival, Best Documentary, FICSUR, Best Editing, FICSUR, Finalist Primera Mirada Competition, IFF Panama Close Up Film Centre, London, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, trinidad+tobago film festival, Havana International Film Festival, IFF Panama, San Francisco DocFest, FICSUR, Island House Film Festival, DC Caribbean FilmFest 1
The Solitary Alchemist The Solitary Alchemist is a moving and intimate portrait of a life in art in the Caribbean. 2009 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary No Rating What happens when talent isn’t enough? When, in spite of a life of work, you look around in the autumn of your life and discover that your world is not what you thought it would be. This is where we meet Trinidadian jeweller, Barbie Jardine. Trained at England’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Jardine moved back to her native Trinidad in 1974 where she developed new techniques in working with traditional and indigenous materials, and evolved a personal narrative style for making wearable works of art. But 30 years on from returning to the Caribbean, and in spite of having her work purchased by a major metropolitan museum, there are nagging questions she just can’t shake: Why isn’t my work more recognised? Have I made a crucial mistake? She is resentful and angry. And she wants something more. An opportunity to create a new piece for an exhibition in Scotland presents itself and Barbie is both nervous and hopeful. Will this be the chance to finally carve out her own space in the world? a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SA-poster-final-small-e1510864139542.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:64:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Solitary-image.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} Barbara Jardine http://035d8fd.netsolhost.com/WordPress/documentary-projects/the-solitary-alchemist/ https://vimeo.com/389765253 1
Smallman: The World My Father Made Smallman is Richard Mark Rawlins’ personal exploration of the real and imagined worlds that his father, Kenwyn, made, in the workshop beneath their house. Trinidad and Tobago 2013 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary short 10 No Rating John Ambrose Kenwyn Rawlins was an ordinary man of modest means. He was a good father, grandfather and husband; an obedient public servant. Yet the most vivid part of his life was lived in was a small workshop beneath his house. In there, at the end of his workday, he made things. From simple push toys to elaborate 1/16th scale waterline battle ship models and dockyards, miniature furniture and dolls houses, he painstakingly constructed everything from scratch, sometimes spending upwards of a year on a single model. Smallman is an exploration of the worlds, both real and imagined, that Kenwyn Rawlins made, as told by his son Richard. a:1:{i:0;s:81:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Smallman-poster--e1510864089235.png";} a:1:{i:0;s:71:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Smallman-still-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} Richard Mark Rawlins. https://smallmanfilm.com https://www.facebook.com/smallmanfilm/ https://vimeo.com/376221364 Smallman has screened at several film festivals including: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival., Smallman won the prize for Best Documentary Short at Caribbean Tales Film Festival, 2015. 1
Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams Inward Hunger reveals Eric Williams in unprecedented depth: the world that shaped him, the forces to which he at times succumbed, and those he fought to change. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 a:1:{i:0;s:9:"biography";} documentary series 194 No Rating English Inward Hunger explores both the political and personal life of Eric Williams, in order to understand the multiple sides of his complex and enigmatic character. The documentary goes beyond ‘Williams as Prime Minister’ to examine the diverse facets of Williams’ personality, ideas and behaviour as eldest son in a large family, student, historian, writer and educator, husband and father, friend, professor, international civil servant, and Party leader. This portrait of Williams reveals the aspects of his family and school life that shaped his personality; his understanding of colonial society and his uneasy place in it, having won access to an elite colonial education, yet facing financial hardship throughout his youth, and a pervasive sense of discrimination; his charisma and public persona as a father-figure, a saviour, a domineering and eventually distant leader; his privacy and intensity in close/intimate relationships; his mentors and the sometimes traumatic breaks with them; his career as an educator in the classroom and in the public sphere; his entry into politics; his dominating leadership style and charismatic, yet changeable political personality; his vision for an independent society—his reforms and social transformation, hesitancy to change the status quo, the deep loyalty and strong opposition he engendered from within the Party he created and the wider society. a:1:{i:0;s:92:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ERIC-WILLIAMS-FINAL-ARTWORK-e1510862284564.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:76:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Inward-Hunger-Still-scaled.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:13:"Alake Pilgrim";}} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Mariel Brown";}} Erica Williams-Connell, Colin Palmer, Bridget Brereton, Hamid Ghany SAVANT Ltd. http://035d8fd.netsolhost.com/WordPress/documentary-projects/inward-hunger/ https://www.facebook.com/Inward-Hunger-The-Story-of-Eric-Williams-209207579214449/ https://player.vimeo.com/video/29159777 1
Westwood Park Blackmail, murder, adultery and... cross-dressing! Trinidad and Tobago 1997 to 2004 a:1:{i:0;s:5:"drama";} narrative 100 No Rating English Westwood Park weaves the story of the Dusoleil and Gunn-Munroe families, whose affluent lifestyles and picture-perfect smiles become less than idyllic on closer inspection. The manipulative and power-hungry Herbert dominates the Gunn-Munroe clan, while the conscientious and upstanding Jonathan heads the Dusoleil family. Set in lush and luxurious locations rarely seen in Caribbean dramas, Westwood Park is driven by the universal topics of love, hate, power, lust, greed, corruption, romance, heartbreak and the strive for social justice and consciousness. a:1:{i:0;s:58:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/70180002.jpg";} a:1:{i:0;s:86:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-10-03-at-9.23.46-PM.png";} a:1:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:22:"Danielle Diefenthaller";}} Self https://www.youtube.com/user/XSTHDLP04/videos https://www.youtube.com/embed/0WXPN-Xr6M8 1
The Apartment, About Last Night Trinidad and Tobago 2015 narrative short 50 No Rating English Michelle Costa and Ayanna St. Clair move into their new upscale apartment. Their plans are foiled by the arrival of Ayanna’s troubled cousin, Janelle. a:1:{i:0;s:85:"https://filmco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/imdb-The-Apartment-About-Last-Night.jpg";} a:3:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:21:"Janine Charles-Farray";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Pauline Mark";}i:2;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}} a:2:{i:0;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:17:"Juliette McCawley";}i:1;a:1:{s:4:"name";s:12:"Pauline Mark";}} Pauline Mark, Russel Wilkinson-Taitt, Jamie Lee Philips, Brett Bengochea, Michelle Nadia Abraham, Stephen Hadeed Jr. https://vimeo.com/390031014 1