Kingston Paradise (2013)
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.
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.
Feature (83mins) Narrative Action | Jamaica
Executive Producers: Steven Istock
| Frances-Anne Solomon
| Mary Wells
Producers: Frances Anne-Solomon | Mary Wells | Sajoya Alcott
Co-Producers: Caribbean Creativity
Writers: Mary Wells
Directors: Mary Wells
Editors: 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
“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