Akkel “Lee” Charles
Akkel “Lee” Charles is a 23 year old filmmaker from Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago. ttff/20 was the second time a film of Akkel’s was selected for the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival where his film ‘Get Free!’ was in competition for Best Narrative Medium Length and Best Trinidad and Tobago Film. His previous submission was ...
Andrei is a fun-loving storyteller from Trinidad and Tobago with a passion for stories that show our humanity. He is keen on maintaining an ethnographic approach to his story-telling that pays ample tribute to our West-Indian heritage. with an eye for humanity.
Andrei’s film, ‘My Maxi’, won the People’s Choice award at the 2022 trinid...
Producer / Director/ Director of Photography/ Editor/ Writer
Christopher Laird has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with Banyan Ltd. over the past 40 years garnering a score of national, regional and international awards.
He has overseen the establishment of what is arguably the world’s largest digitised collection of Caribbean culture on video in the Banyan Archive. In 2003 he fou...
Director / Producer / Writer
Danielle Dieffenthaller, with 20+ years in the television and film industry, is the owner/producer/director of Diefferent Style Flims Ltd. The company’s popular programmes Iere Vibe and The Reef. Ms Dieffenthaller was also the main force behind the televsion production company Earth TV Ltd, producer/director and co-writer of the acclaimed Ecowatch series a...
Darpan Varuna Parsan
Varuna has been an Indian Cultural activist for the past 15 years. Having learnt Indian Classical Music and Drama from the Bharatiya Vidya Sansthhaan, she developed a great appreciation for the performing arts. She has directed and taken on lead roles in many live stage performances over the years. Five years ago, Varuna decided to form Parsan Productions, a...
Producer / Assistant Director / Cinematographer / Editor
Dion Boucaud has a broad range of experience having worked with television stations and production companies in Trinidad and Tobago and St. Kitts. In his 27 years in the industry, he has led production teams in North and South America, Europe and many Caribbean destinations.
In 2009 he graduated with honours with a B.A. in Film from the University of the Wes...
Garth St Clair
Producer/ Executive Producer
Garth St. Clair was born in Techier Village, Point Fortin and grew up in Cocoyea, San Fernando. He started a military career in 1982 when he joined the Trinidad & Tobago Regiment. Garth enjoyed a promising few years in the Regiment, becoming a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) after being posted to the Regimental Police (RP) Staff.
As a result of a crac...
Director/ Director of Cinematography, Editor, Multimedia Designer
Israel Ramjohn is a DoP, editor and multimedia designer, and director. He shot his first short film for a competition at age 15 but spent the majority of his secondary school days painting, sculpting and cooking. His first entry into a festival was at ttff/19 with “Lady in the River”; a sci-fi/fantasy short, co-directed by Soraya Moolchan. His most recen...
Producer/Sound Recordist & Boom Operator
Jelani is a Sound Recordist and Boom Operator who hopes to make the Caribbean sound better, one film at a time. He has worked on several productions as a Boom operator and Grip. He possesses a vivid mind filled with innovative ideas for entrepreneurship and launched his first registered business that provides novel solutions to multiple problems.
Producer/ Director/ Writer
Jen Manswell is a performing artist, writer, director and producer of 37 years. Her career began with choral singing and musical theater in Trinidad.
She moved to the U.S., where she became a choral singer for a touring concert choir, and became a working actor for a local community theater. Jen then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she became the directo...
A writer/director from Trinidad and Tobago, after completing his feature-length student film Back to Freeport, Jian was granted the Take One film grant by the Trinidad and Tobago Government, resulting in his second narrative feature project, Grace & Saleen. This second directorial effort was met with film festival screenings throughout the world and hono...
I am a 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...
Director/ Director of Photography/ Editor
Miquel is a filmmaker from Barcelona based in T&T. With broad experience in documentary film production, television and commercials, he has filmed around the world.
His works show empathy and sensitivity about social justice topics helping to reduce the negative impact of stigma. Miquel finds hope and magic even in the darkest places. His acclaimed films...
Director/ Producer/ Writer/ Cinematographer
Over the past 14 years, Oliver has directed and shot a number of award-winning short films, music videos and TV commercials including ADDY Award-winning TV commercials for Bmobile and bptt, and music videos for artists such as Kes the Band and Freetown Collective.
His most recent short film “Salty Dog” won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017...
Producer / Director/ Writer/ Editor
Patricia Mohammed, Emeritus Professor at the University of West Indies, is a key thinker in Caribbean feminist theory and has been involved in feminist activism in the region since 1979. Full Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies since 2005, she has supervised and taught on gender and development, film, and in cultural studies, and has devoted decades of...
Dr. Perry Polar is a producer/writer and actor as well as a scientist. He was involved in the theatrical production of “Nine Nights” (1993) and the films “The Hummingbird Tree” and “Green Days by the River”. He produced the documentary “Ganga dhaara: Sacred Spaces” which explores the dynamics of sacred spaces a...
Princess Donelan has been involved in film for over 20 years. Born in Trinidad to Grenadian parents, she grew up in Grenada, returning to Trinidad to pursue her dream of working in the arts. She acted in six seasons of the popular TT soap opera, ‘Westwood Park’, and subsequently began working in production. She has been the location manager and fixer for...
Rene Holder is an animation producer and creative strategist who has balanced being creative and the needs of business for over the past decade. Rene has6 been involved in both the local and regional animation industry as a practitioner, business owner, consultant and sector lobbyist through various roles. These include as Chief Operational Officer of Lab 20...
Rhian Vialva freelanced in the film industry for 10 years, working on the production of documentary and fiction films as well as in television. Simultaneously, she also worked on eight editions at the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), the most recognised film festival in the region. At the 2015 edition, she coordinated the inaugural Caribbean Film Mart....
Director/ Script Editor
Robert has been in the film and TV industries for 18 years in both the UK and the Caribbean. In that time he has completed a variety of roles, including directing, editing, DoP, and DIT on films, TV series, and commercials. And learned to make a fabulous cup of coffee in the process.
Additionally, in the narrative space, Robert has directed several shorts a...
Ryan C Khan
Director / Editor / Producer
A filmmaker hailing from the twin-island republic of Trinidad & Tobago, I pride myself on being one of the many filmmakers emerging from the Caribbean – a new frontier for filmmaking. I have been in the film industry for over 20 years, starting off in the editorial department of a video production house, then working my way through various forms of...
Producer, Director, Writer, Musical Director
Sharda Patasar is a musician, composer, writer and researcher. Her work is characterized by its focus on peripheral cultures and sounds, intangibles and roads less travelled. She describes herself as an explorer and storyteller and uses film, fiction, nonfiction and music to this end. She has worked in film as a writer, director and musical director, for the...
Producer/ Writer/ Director/ Director of Photography/ Production Designer/ Casting Director/ Editor
Sonja Dumas is an arts consultant, performer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and writer. She is a founder and co-director of COCO Dance Festival, the largest contemporary dance festival in the English-speaking Caribbean, as well as the founder and artistic director of her dance company, Continuum Dance Project.
An award-winning filmmaker, Sonja has writte...
Tracy Farrag is an independent producer and writer who has worked in film and video production for more than a decade. She also holds a Bachelor of Education with a specialisation in Guidance and Counselling. Her passion for children and her experience in the classroom led this one-time flight attendant to co-produce the first feature length, award-winning c...
Triston Wallace is a versatile performing arts professional, and the Founder and General Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network.
At the Network, he also functions as the Head of Casting, and has collaborated with local, regional and international theatre/film makers and event producers to find the best talent for their creative projects....
Director, Writer, Editor
Vonley W. Smith, is a Caribbean filmmaker and storyteller born on the island of Barbados, his work integrates the unspoken tension and lived realities of Caribbean people. From the early age of 14, Smith began producing AMVs (animation music videos). His work in the AMV circuit was recognized across the globe generating thousands of YouTube views and subscri...