Jamaica Propella 2017: New Shorts From Jamaica


Director: Nile Saulter

A solitary scrap-metal collector must navigate his way back to the path of promise after disaster strikes. Meanwhile he’s plagued by dreams of a beautiful life once lived, or yet to come.



Director: Danielle Russell

It is the first day of a brand-new job for Julia Aitken, a young university graduate. She is on her own in Kingston, and determined to be
 the independent woman that her parents don’t believe she can be. Julia decides to use the affordable public transportation system to get to work, but on the way, she encounters a few people and situations that she was not prepared for, all while trying to make it to work on time.



Director: Sarah Manley

Code is about the struggle between the old ways of Rastafari livity and new modern technology. It is also about a boy who defies a father he loves and respects to prove his manhood.



Director: Kyle Chin

Mr. Brown struggles to defend his large mango tree from the constant raids of passersby, neighbours and a particular set of clever thieves.



Director: Eugene Williams

An impatient young man enters a patty shop. All he wants is one patty. But the colourful patrons in the line all unknowingly hamper his efforts at getting his one patty. His impatience causes him to make rash decisions and he learns a valuable life lesson – the hard way..

Jamaica Propella 2017: New Shorts From Jamaica (2017)






No Rating




Nile Saulter is a Jamaican director, cinematographer, photographer, and founding member of New Caribbean Cinema. He’s written, shot and directed various short films, short documentaries, fashion films and commercial projects which have been screened at gallery shows and film festivals in the US, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.

Danielle Russell is an independent filmmaker who lives in Kingston, Jamaica. She has a BA in media and communication from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at UWI, Mona, Jamaica and an MFA in film and TV production from the Communication University of China in Beijing.  She has made several short films and documentaries, including her latest documentary, The Bakers of Oriental Gardens, which has been screened in China and Jamaica.

Sarah Manley- For over 20 years Sarah Manley has been a cornerstone of the Jamaican film community, providing production services for the local and international film community as producer, line producer and production manager. Her projects have included being an assistant producer on the prize-winning documentary Life and Debt, producer for the Jamaica episodes of cycle 19 of America’s Next Top Model and production manager for the Jamaican feature film “Ghetta” Life. Code is Manley’s first foray into directing drama.

Eugine Williams- Eugene Williams is a former director of the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College. He is a Ford Foundation and Fulbright scholar with an MFA in directing (CUNY) and MA in performance studies (New York University).  As director his productions include classics such as The Cherry Orchard, Waiting for Godot, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Black Jacobins, Playboy of The West Indies, An Echo in The Bone and Moon on A Rainbow Shawl.  As dramaturge he has worked with some of the Caribbean’s foremost playwrights such as Trevor Rhone and Michael Gilkes, enabling the synthesis and transfer of their ideas into a cohesive dramatic structure and meaningful characters with engaging theatrical potential.

Kyle Chin is a son of the Jamaican film industry and has experience in many areas of the film world.  Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, he received his BA in English and philosophy from the University of West Indies before graduating with honours from the Los Angeles Film School. After working on several projects there, varying from short films to features and national commercials, Chin returned home and continued working as a director, cinematographer, editor and teacher.


The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

Signature Sponsor

Leading Sponsors

Festival Partners

Join Our Mailinglist

* indicates required

Contact Us

22 Jerningham Ave,
Belmont, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, WI

1 (868) 227-8458 or
1 (868) 277-3456 (FILM)