‘Ghett’a Life’ gears up for summer release

‘Ghett’a Life’ gears up for summer release

Written by Editor

Topics: Film & Theatre

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 who discovers his love for boxing, only to be challenged by the political turmoil that separates his community.”

The script for “Ghett’a Life” won the Hartley Merrill International Screenplay Award in 2006 at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The all-Jamaican cast features 19-year-old newcomer Kevoy Burton as the protagonist and Chris McFarlane as the villain. The cast is completed by Odaine Clarke, Jamaican-born Canadian actress Karen Robinson, Lisa Williams, Kadeem Wilson, songstress Etana and Jamaican veterans of stage and screen – Winston “Bello” Bell, Carl Davis, Teddy Price and Lenford Salmon. Veteran American cinematographer Bobby Bukowski, graduate in film from New York University with over 43 films to his credit, was the director of photography.

The Hon. Maurice Facey and Tony Hart served as executive producers on the project, while Lennox Lewis acted as associate producer. Investment bank Pan Caribbean Financial Services was responsible for raising the US $1.2 Million to finance the film.

Browne, the nephew of noted Jamaican filmmaker Perry Henzell, is best known for directing the 1999 action thriller “Third World Cop”, which enjoyed critical and popular success.

From left: Kevoy Burton, Chris Browne, Kadeem Wilson and Odaine Clarke at the wrap party for “Ghett’a Life” in September 2010.

From left: Donovan Perkins af Pan Caribbean, “Ghett’a Life” writer/director Chris Browne, actors Kevoy Burton and Carl Davis at the wrap party for the film.

Kevoy Burton (centre) and the team from Bruising Gym.

Lisa Williams (left) and Kevoy Burton (right)

From left: Chris McFarlane, Lisa Williams and Kevoy Burton

From left: Munair Zacca, Audrey Reid and Winston “Bello” Bell

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