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New Caribbean Cinema rising with ‘Ring Di Alarm’

30 August 2012

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New Caribbean Cinema rising with ‘Ring Di Alarm’

It wasn’t so long ago, as Michelle Serieux recalls it, that she met with Storm Saulter under the serene shade of a poui tree at Hope Gardens in St. Andrew to discuss a vision for independent filmmaking in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. This vision, framed by a strong spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, galvanised […]

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Marley: The Definitive Story

16 May 2012

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Marley: The Definitive Story

Even the most erudite musical historians and ardent aficionados of reggae icon Bob Marley, who have studiously absorbed every iota of verifiable information and distilled all the anecdotes and conjecture pertaining to his life and work, would have still gleaned something new and interesting from the recently released documentary “Marley: The Definitive Story”, directed by Kevin […]

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Sky Grey’s ‘Restless City’ hits US cinemas

30 April 2012

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Sky Grey’s ‘Restless City’ hits US cinemas

Jamaican model, recording artiste and actress Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey’s latest film “Restless City” opened in limited release on April 27 in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, and will expand to Chicago, D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit and Seattle on May 5. The film, which was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, explores the […]

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The ‘Storm’ next time

23 January 2012

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The ‘Storm’ next time

It’s been over 15 months since Storm Saulter debuted his highly acclaimed feature film “Better Mus’ Come” in Jamaican cinemas in October 2010, and during this period the movie has earned several plaudits as it continues to gather impressive momentum outside of Jamaica’s shores. The film has established Storm as one of the bright young […]

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Animae Caribe Jamaica

28 November 2011

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Animae Caribe Jamaica

Animae Caribe, the 10-year-old Trinidadian animation and new media festival, for the first time in its history staged a satellite event in Jamaica on November 19 to complement the main festival held from October 30 to November 6 in Port of Spain. The offshoot event, called Animae Caribe Jamaica, was staged at JAMPRO’s New Kingston […]

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All eyes on Kartel series ‘Teacha’s Pet’

21 September 2011

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All eyes on Kartel series ‘Teacha’s Pet’

Controversial deejay Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer will be looking to parlay his musical Midas touch and popularity into the world of reality television with the hotly anticipated debut of “Teacha’s Pet” on Friday, September 23 at on CVM-TV (10 p.m.), LIME TV (10:30 p.m.) and online via a pay-per-view website (11:00 p.m.). Based on the buzz being […]

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‘In The Dance’ music lands on MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’

14 September 2011

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‘In The Dance’ music lands on MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’

On the back of it’s impressive rating as the number one programme in its time slot on Jamaican television, the popular variety dance show ‘In The Dance’ has achieved another major coup, as one of its specially produced music tracks is set to be featured on MTV’s top reality series ‘Jersey Shore’ on September 15 (10pm EST, […]

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The hard knocks of Ghett’a Life

29 August 2011

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The hard knocks of Ghett’a Life

It’s a theme that’s all too familiar in the Jamaican stories that light up the celluloid screen, one that touches on the polarising power of politics and the seemingly institutionalised violence that plays out as a tragic corollary in garrison communities. Chris Browne’s “Ghett’a Life” is the latest in the line of such films, and […]

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Red Stripe sheds light on bold, bear-faced campaign

24 August 2011

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Red Stripe sheds light on bold, bear-faced campaign

Ahead of the August 24 national television premiere of the second instalment of the “Mission ImPAWSible” advertisement from Red Stripe’s new marketing campaign, members of the local blogosphere were invited to a special screening at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records at the Marketplace on August 22. Directed by Storm Saulter out of the New Caribbean Cinema (NCC) […]

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Excitement ‘In The Dance’

26 June 2011

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Excitement ‘In The Dance’

The exuberant passion for dance and the insatiable love of music was the common thread that connected many of the persons assembled in Oxygen on the second level of The Quad Nightclub in New Kingston for the exciting and high energy launch of the second season of the LIME-sponsored ‘In The Dance’ television programme on […]

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Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey broadens her horizons

22 May 2011

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Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey broadens her horizons

In her turn on the silver screen as leading lady in Storm Saulter’s film “Better Mus’ Come”, model-turned-actress Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey showed Jamaica and the rest of the world that her talents extended well beyond the runway. She quickly followed up her film debut with a lead role in Andrew Dosunmu’s movie“Restless City”, and now has […]

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‘Ghett’a Life’ gears up for summer release

14 May 2011

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‘Ghett’a Life’ gears up for summer release

The trailer is already in local cinemas and the buzz around “Ghett’a Life”, the new feature film from Chris Browne, is gathering momentum ahead of its scheduled release this summer. Written and directed by Browne, the film is “an explosive action drama that tells the riveting story of a teenager living in an inner-city community […]

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