Filmmaker Focus Category

Nadia Charlery Filmmaker “ENTRE DEUX” Martinique Watch “ENTRE DEUX” now! “ENTRE DEUX,” was released last week on Studio Anansi Tv. A man is alone in a wasteland, when a phone in a booth rings … He hesitates, but finally picks up the phone. An unknown woman is talking, mistaking him for someone else …. We talked with Nadia a bit about her work, and filmmaking in the Caribbean, in general. CARIBBEAN FILM: In your own words, tell us what this film is about and why you chose to tell thisRead More
Sonja Dumas Filmmaker “TICKLE ME RICH” Trinidad + Tobago Watch “TICKLE ME RICH” now! “TICKLE ME RICH,” which was released last week on Studio Anansi Tv, tells the story of Lizzie, a bride-to-be, who just found out her fiancewas having an affair.  Her friends come to her support and together, they plot Lizzie’s revenge.  On the occasion of the film’s release, we interviewed Sonja about one of her creative loves – filmmaking. CaribbeanFilm: In your own words, tell us what this film is about and why you chose to tell thisRead More
Maya Cozier Filmmaker “SHAN” Trinidad + Tobago Watch “SHAN,” now. “SHAN,” the debut short by Trini filmmaker, Maya Cozier, was released earlier this week on Studio Anansi Tv.  Ahead of the release, we talked with Maya about the making of the film and her love of filmmaking. CaribbeanFilm: In your own words, tell us what this film is about and why you chose to tell this story. MC: Shan, is a portrait of a young Trinidadian dancer at the Universoul Circus, which tours the USA. The work follows Shan backstageRead More
Michael “Ras Tingle” Tingling Filmmaker Jamaica Studio Anansi Profile Watch “Parish Bull” “PARISH BULL,” a short film by Jamaican filmmaker, Ras Tingle, was made as a part of the first production in the New Caribbean Cinema Series, “Ring di Alarm.”  The New Caribbean Cinema Series,  is a fresh, pioneering approach to film-making in the Caribbean.  A mixture of ‘First World’ technical skill and business savvy flavored with a distinctly Caribbean world-view, the New Caribbean Cinema Series proposes to present the world with a showcase of creative artistry from the region’s upRead More
Emilie Upczak Filmmaker US/Trinidad & Tobago Studio Anansi Profile Watch “Knockabout” Emilie has made several experimental films, Knockabout is her first narrative film.  Described as a Trinidad-style neo noir film, Knockabout premiered at the 2013 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. CineCaribés: In your own words, tell us what this film is about and why you chose to tell this story. EU: On the surface, knockabout, is about a time in T&T when kidnappings were an everyday happening. But really the film reflects a moment – the actors are all people I know, manyRead More
Kyle Chin Filmmaker Jamaica Studio Anansi Profile Watch “Sunday” “SUNDAY,” a short film by Jamaican filmmaker, Kyle Chin, was made as a part of the first production in the New Caribbean Cinema Series, “Ring di Alarm.”  The New Caribbean Cinema Series,  is a fresh, pioneering approach to film-making in the Caribbean.  A mixture of ‘First World’ technical skill and business savvy flavored with a distinctly Caribbean world-view, the New Caribbean Cinema Series proposes to present the world with a showcase of creative artistry from the region’s up and coming filmmakers. TheRead More
Lisa Harewood Filmmaker Barbados Studio Anansi Profile Watch “Auntie”  “AUNTIE,” a short film by Barbadian filmmaker, Lisa Harewood, was developed through the Commonwealth Shorts Program, a Commonwealth capacity building scheme, designed to give emerging writers/directors the opportunity to make a film which highlights issues affecting them and their communities. Lisa chose the issue of migration from the Region and the resultant development of “barrel children,” using “Auntie’s” story, to share one way migration affects the lives of those left behind.  She has since developed the Barrel Stories Project, a creative oralRead More

Posted On May 30, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, caribbean film, Filmmaker Focus

CaFA Q+A with Ryan C. Khan

In preparation for the launch of his film, “How Many Times?” we had the chance to interview Ryan C. Khan – the film’s producer and director.  Ryan is an emerging filmmaker from Trinidad & Tobago, who has several productions under his belt.  “How Many Times?” was an official selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.  Check out our very candid interview with Ryan below. About Ryan: Ryan prides himself on being one of the many filmmakers who are a part of the New Caribbean Artist Movement. AccoladesRead More

Posted On May 28, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Filmmaker Focus, Interviews

CaFA Q+A with Toni Blackford

Toni Blackford Filmmaker Jamaica Studio Anansi Profile This week, Toni Blackford’s film, “Cleaning House,” was launched on Studio Anansi. The film, produced by the Creatrix Collective Project and 10A Productions, was an official selection of the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.  We asked Toni to share her thoughts with us on the making of her film – check out the Q+A: CineCaribés: In your own words, tell us what this film is about and why you chose to tell this story. Toni: I like to tell people the short is about first impressionsRead More

Posted On February 8, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Filmmaker Focus

#CaFAQ+A with Filmmaker Maharaki

Maharaki Filmmaker Martinique Website | Facebook This week, Maharaki’s film, “Vivre!,” was launched on Studio Anansi. The award-winning short has been invited to over 20 film festivals and has won 8 awards.  It has been screened all over the world, from the Caribbean, to Brooklyn, to Tahiti, and audiences fall in love with it, everytime.  We asked Maharaki to share with us what the experience of making the film was like for her – check out the Q+A: CaFA:  You are from Martinique, you live in Barbados and the film was shot in GuadeloupeRead More