Movies

A worthy race

(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

RACE, a movie inspired by Jessie Owens’ heroics at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, premiered Monday at the Carib 5 cinema. The event was hosted by the American Chamber Of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica. It was also a charity event for Olympic and World Championship sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce&rsquo ... Read More

Chaize Macklin star of Wannabe. Macklin’s no wannabe
IN 1991, race riots erupted in the Crown Heights area of New York between black and Orthodox Jewish ... Read More

Charles Mattocks Charles Mattocks’ Trial reaping rewards
A project born out of pain is reaping rewards for Emmy-nominated actor, Charles Mattocks. Trial By ... Read More

A poster of the movie, Race. Race
THE American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) will be hosting the first viewing of the Jesse ... 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

‘Badman’ sequel in the works

By Simone Morgan Observer reporter | Thursday, April 07, 2016    

Diary of a Badman cast members (from left) Douglas A Robbs, Jacinth Sutphin and Richard Bird

WHEN Jamaican-inspired movie Diary of a Badman premiered at local cinemas last Wednesday, it attracted of scores of patrons, including local thespians and entertainment fraternity members. Also present were some of the movie’s cast, including Jacinth Sutphin and Douglas A Robbs, supporting actor Richard Bird, and director Diemiruaya Deniran. In a discussion with the Jamaica Observer, the cast revealed they would be returning during last quarter of this year to commence the filming of a ... Read More

She’s a Catch

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, March 30, 2016    

Tishauna Clarke participating in Miss Jamaica World 2012 competition.

Trishauna Clarke, runner-up in the 2012 Miss Jamaica World contest, has landed a recurring role in the new ABC television series The Catch. The drama, which stars Mireille Enos and Peter Krause, premiered on March 24 and, according to Neilsen data, drew an estimated 5.85 million viewers. The Jamaica Observer caught up with Clarke last weekend. She spoke about her character and how she got involved in The Catch. “Tasha is a well-kept woman who is educated but not currently working. I a ... Read More

A modern-day Passion script

Sheryl Lee Ralph | Sunday, March 27, 2016    

Tyler Perry

THIS weekend is a ‘high’ Holy weekend for all Christians — Easter Sunday, Resurrection Sunday. Many a great film has been about this story. Many have been moved and changed by The Passion of the Christ. Some of us recently saw the musical TV version done by Tyler Perry, The Passion. Well, imagine a modern film about a young man who is born to an unwed teenage mother, who falls in love with and marries a simple man — a carpenter — who loves her in return. In this fi ... Read More

Mattocks’ Trial by Fire

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March 20, 2016    

Charles Mattocks

CELEBRITY chef and Emmy-nominated actor Charles Mattocks covered a subject close to his heart when he served as producer/director for the award-winning documentary, Trial By Fire. The 54-minute film is inspired by Mattocks’s efforts to help his mother Constance Marley, half-sister of reggae legend Bob Marley, as she battles Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). The flick also highlights the plight of other CRPS victims. CRPS, previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causes excr ... Read More

Francophone Film Fest starts Wednesday

Sunday, March 20, 2016    

Ahmed Dramé (Malik) in a scene from the movie Les Heritiers.

THE Francophone Film Festival kicks off at the University of the West Indies’ Mona campus on Wednesday. The event is hosted by Alliance Francaise de la Jamaique, in association with the diplomatic missions of Belgium, Canada and France. Stefane Daley, acting executive director of Alliance Francaise de la Jamaica, promises an exciting festival. “The films are all high-quality that have won awards in film festivals worldwide. On some days, we will be including not only the films, b ... Read More



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