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Twenty-nine-year-old film-maker Gabrielle Blackwood is steadily carving out a name in her chosen profession. With less than a decade of work, the cinematographer and director is slowly building an impressive résumé. The latest project, which she conceptualised and shot, is part of a ... Read More

Barry Morrow on the set of his latest film, Smitten, in northern Italy. Academy award-winning film-maker yearns to do Marley film
IT was the summer of 1974 and, according to film-maker Barry Morrow, “every long-haired youth ... Read More

Lennie Little-White Family Affair cast named
Filmmaker Lennie Little-White and his team have named the cast for Family Affair, the maiden project ... Read More

(From left) Luis G Moreno, US Ambassador to Jamaica; Ron McKay, American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica president; sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; Chorvelle Johnson, CEO of PROVEN Wealth Limited; and Gail Abrahams, AMCHAM’s CEO.Photo: Karl McLarty A worthy race
RACE, a movie inspired by Jessie Owens’ heroics at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, premiered Monday ... Read More

Macklin’s no wannabe

Sunday, April 24, 2016    

Chaize Macklin star of Wannabe.

IN 1991, race riots erupted in the Crown Heights area of New York between black and Orthodox Jewish communities. It was during that time that a young Jewish man, Matthew Manson, fell for an American girl of Jamaican descent. That true-life story forms the plot of a new film, Wannabe, written and directed by Manson. It is showing at the Tribeca Film Festival now underway in New York. The responsibility of playing the Caribbean love interest has fallen to Chaize Macklin, a 17-year-old American a ... Read More

Charles Mattocks’ Trial reaping rewards

Sunday, April 24, 2016    

Charles Mattocks

A project born out of pain is reaping rewards for Emmy-nominated actor, Charles Mattocks. Trial By Fire, a documentary inspired by his mother’s debilitating illness, won Best Documentary at the Charlotte Black Film Festival in North Carolina, held April 6 – 10. Mattocks’s mother, Constance Marley, suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The film highlights her plight as well as that of other CRPS victims. Speaking with the Jamaica Observer, Mattocks said he is d ... Read More


Saturday, April 23, 2016    

A poster of the movie, Race.

THE American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) will be hosting the first viewing of the Jesse Owens biopic, Race, at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston, on Monday. The event, sponsored by Proven Wealth Management Limited, is slated to start at 7:30 pm and is being held under the distinguished patronage of Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce. “I am excited about AMCHAM’s support for the Pocket Rocket Foundation’s mandate to develop Brand Jamaica through education and sports, ... Read More

High praise for Lignum Vitae film festival

Monday, April 18, 2016    

Five-year-old Solyn Hill collects his award for Best Actor for his role in the film Ninja Boy which was also awarded Best Mobile Film. The award was presented by Everett Wiles, General Manager for the NCU Media Group.

Mandeville, Manchester — The Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Lignum Vitae Film Festival 2016, which was hosted on the university campus recently, was a big success, organisers say. A news release from NCU said acclaimed cinematographer and film director, Franklyn St Juste, chief judge of the competition, described the festival as a delightful feast of audio-visual production. Of the 39 films, which were submitted for the competition, 24 made it to screening in the categories of si ... Read More

Little-White sets sights on new project

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter | Wednesday, April 13, 2016    

Filmmaker Lennie Little-White

FILM-MAKER Lennie Little-White said plans are underway for his latest production called It’s A Family Affair. Slated to start in May, Little-White said the low-budget project is scheduled to take a few weeks to complete. It will be shot on location at Melia Braco Village in Trelawny. “We will be completing it in a matter of weeks because we are working from a very tight budget. We are taking a leaf out of the Nigerian filmmakers’ book. Their films are very low-budget and fi ... Read More



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