Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, November 6th, 2016
If nothing else, and there were many something elses, the Jamaican screening of the five films in the JaFTA Propella project speak to the diverse possibilities and massive potential resting in the Jamaican film industry, which over 40 years after our the first
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Director Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come), the 2015 Filmmaker in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona is calling for the creation of a Caribbean film aesthetic and the strengthening of the writing undergirding Caribbean films, in order to create a more buoyant industry.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
No Place Like Home is probably the Perry Henzell film you never heard of.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Filmmaker Storm Saulter is the 2015 Writer/Filmmaker in Residence at The Department in Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, August 8th, 2014
The karate move, or kickers, is a core ingredient of Jamaica’s dancehall/urban culture. The movies were a staple element in the Jamaican film diet in the 70s and 80s and found a home in the dying embers of the State and Odeon cinemas during the 1990s.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 1st, 2013
When filmmaker Mary Wells started the journey toward her first feature film, Kingston Paradise, she had no delusions that it would be an easy road, but she hadn’t expected it to be as arduous or as long.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, April 5th, 2013
Songs of Redemption is a telling name for a documentary exploring a music programme amongst prisoners.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 1st, 2013
The Kingston Book Festival has added a night celebrating film to its 2013 line-up of events.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Storm Saulter’s Better Mus Come has been slowly and steadily making in-roads into the international film circuit, winning itself fans one festival at a time.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, August 16th, 2012
A new Caribbean film is trying to blaze its own path in London, following in the wake of the trail blazed by Jamaican and other Caribbean athletes at the recently ended 30th Olympiad.