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Jamaican mafia comes to town

Monday, August 04, 2014    

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JAMAICAN Mafia, the independent movie starring Paul Campbell, is scheduled to officially premiere in New York City on August 27.

Orville Matherson, one of the film's executive producers, did not disclose a location, but told the Jamaica Observer that expectations are high for the flick, which he says is "based on real-life incidents".

Filmed entirely in New York City last year, Jamaican Mafia is directed by Nigerian Vafomba Donzo and stars Paul Campbell, whose credits include Dancehall Queen and Third World Cop.

Campbell and co-star Mykal Fax (who also wrote the screenplay) will be special guests this evening at EXQUISITE -- The Ultimate Red Carpet Party at The Palms in Kingston.

Matherson told the Observer that the film's plot "is based on a group of people who are from Jamaica, so naturally we will target Jamaicans and people from the Caribbean".

Campbell, who has also featured in gritty pieces like Shottas, plays Soljie, the family patriarch in Jamaican Mafia.

"It's a shoot them up, bang bang, but it also explores family values. That's one of the things I liked about the script," he said.

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