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Jamaican films

Propella Films Take Flight: Five New Jamaican Films Screened

Shantol Jackson in Michelle Serieux Sugar, written by Sharon Leach

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

Better Mus Come: Storm Saulter Calls For a Caribbean Film Aesthetic

Storm Saulter current filmmaker in residence at the UWI, Mona

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.

Perry Henzell's Relentless Journey Celebrated in New Documentary

Film producers Arthur Gorson (left) Justine Henzell (centre) and David Garonzik

No Place Like Home is probably the Perry Henzell film you never heard of.

Storm Saulter - Filmmaker in Residence at UWI, Mona

Storm Saulter is filmmaker in residence at UWI, 2015

Filmmaker Storm Saulter is the 2015 Writer/Filmmaker in Residence at The Department in Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona.

Ching Pow: A Kicking Comedy

Twin of Twins the 'starring' voices behind Ching Pow

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.

Shooting for 'Paradise': Mary Wells on Her Debut Film

Mary Wells writer and director of Kingston Paradise

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.

Songs of Redemption - Stumbles on Its Good Intentions

Fernando Garcia Guereta, Heather Grant (left) and members of the production team

Songs of Redemption is a telling name for a documentary exploring a music programme amongst prisoners.

Kingston Book Festival Gets Cinematic

Parish Bull directed by Michael Tingling

The Kingston Book Festival has added a night celebrating film to its 2013 line-up of events.

Better Mus Come Snags US Distribution

Sheldon Shepherd as Ricky in Better Mus Come

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.

New Caribbean Cinema Gets Ready to 'Ring Di Alarm' With New Film

Nile Saulter's Coast from Ring Di Alarm

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.

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