FILM director/producer Jeremy Whittaker has wrapped shooting for his movie Destiny which stars singers Christopher Martin and Karian Sang and Kadeem Wilson.
Whittaker, 34, spoke with the Jamaica Observer about the project at the Tuff Gong studio in Kingston last week.
"It's really a romantic drama. It's about family and mix up," he said.
The movie is based around Lisa Collen (played by Jamaican-born, Canada-based Sang) who visits Jamaica from Toronto, Canada to sell her family's estate.
She gets involved with Sean, a recording artiste (played by Martin) and re-connects with her family.
"From there the twist and turns to romance gets heated up," Whittaker revealed.
Destiny cost just under US$1 million and completed filming earlier this month in several locations across Jamaica including Montego Bay, St Mary and Kingston.
He had high praise for Martin, who is one of the popular vocalists in contemporary dancehall. Best known for songs such as Cheater's Prayer, Chill Spot and Take My Wings, Martin had no acting experience.
"He exceeded all of my expectations," said Whittaker.
Making cameo appearances in Destiny are Spice, Cathy Levy, Ity (of comedy duo Ity and Fancy Cat), veteran actor Munair Zacca and Kevoy Burton.
Destiny is co-written by Whittaker and Paul O Beale. It is the first project in a "10-year plan" for Whittaker's Grasshopper Productions.
He expects it to be released by June next year.
The soundtrack was produced by Clive Hunt and has songs by Martin, Busy Signal, Yvad, Spice Sly and Robbie and Chronixx.
Whittaker was born in Jamaica but migrated to Canada as a teenager and attended the University of Toronto, majoring in Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT). He also studied film production.
After graduating, Whittaker returned to Jamaica. He worked at Television Jamaica Ltd as producer for the morning magazine show, Smile Jamaica.