Joebell and America

"Joebell catching hell in Trinidad so he make up his mind to go. The place he choose is America..."

A poignant tale of love, ambition and self-discovery, ‘Joebell and America’ is a movie adaptation of a short story by Trinidadian author, Earl Lovelace. Brian Green has the lead role as Joebell, a gambler who takes a risky path to fulfilling his dream of going to America. When things don’t go the way he plans, the young man is forced to examine and consider his true identity. Gabrielle Gellineau plays the beautiful Alicia, the love of his life. Directed by Asha Lovelace, the cast includes acclaimed actors Eunice Alleyne, Errol Roberts and Grace Maharaj, and cameos by Earl Lovelace and the real-life character on which the movie is based. The movie features music by 3Canal, Ataklan and the late rapso pioneer, Lancelot Layne.



Best International Narrative Feature—Women’s International Film Festival, Miami, Florida 2008

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Joebell and America (2004)

Feature (83mins) Narrative


Trinidad and Tobago






Asha Lovelace


Earl Lovelace


Brian Green | Eunice Alleyne | Hasani Wattley | Grace Maharaj

Asha Lovelace

Filmmaker Asha Lovelace made her debut with the short film George and the Bicycle Pump at the Toronto International Film Festival, an official selection for Planet Africa. This short won Best Short Film at the Decibel Short Film competition Trinidad 2002.

Asha co-wrote, produced and directed her first feature film Joebell and America which copped the award for Best International Narrative Feature Film at the Women’s International Film Festival, Miami.

Asha is also the founder and festival director of Africa Film Trinidad and Tobago (AFTT), the only festival of its kind in the Caribbean dedicated solely to African cinema.

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