Posts Tagged with "film industry"

‘Home Again’ explores harsh reality of deportees

Sunday, September 22, 2013

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‘Home Again’ explores harsh reality of deportees

Emotions run high in “Home Again”, a film that follows the return of three deportees to their “home” in Jamaica – a place that has become a far cry from the idyllic memories of their childhood. They struggle to adjust to the unfamiliar and harsh realities that make their attempts at reintegration fraught with strife […]

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New Caribbean Cinema rising with ‘Ring Di Alarm’

Thursday, August 30, 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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The hard knocks of Ghett’a Life

Monday, August 29, 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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‘Ghett’a Life’ gears up for summer release

Saturday, May 14, 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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Better Mus Come: Art, Truth and Politics

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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Better Mus Come: Art, Truth and Politics

Artistic expression, it is often said, represents a search for truth. In his quest to tell compelling Jamaican stories, filmmaker Storm Saulter has turned his unflinching lens on an unsavoury truth in the film Better Mus’ Come, a truth anchored in the reality of political violence across the decades. Through eyes of many inner-city residents, […]

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Pree10: Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey on ‘Better Mus Come’

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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Pree10: Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey on ‘Better Mus Come’

A veritable triple threat if ever there was one, model, recording artiste and actress Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey is commanding attention on the catwalk, putting the finishing touches on her debut album and making her acting debut in the Storm Saulter film ‘Better Mus Come’. Pree10, a special interview feature that serves up 10 questions to […]

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Knight and Day in JA

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Knight and Day in JA

The June 23 local premiere of Knight and Day, the action comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz that was partly filmed in Jamaica, was hosted by JAMPRO at the Carib Cinema in Cross Roads. Officials from the agency, members of the local film industry and other specially invited guests were on hand to watch […]

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