Trinidad Remains

Following the dying request of her estranged grandmother, British-born Nikki Hastings reluctantly travels to the island of Trinidad where she’s at the mercy of her polar-opposite, free-wheeling cousin, Jade, as they set off across the island in Jade’s unreliable car. The trip is jeopardised when Jade sets feathers flying but the women must finally come together in order to reach their destination.

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Trinidad Remains (2023)

Short (15mins) Narrative Drama


United Kingdom




No Rating


Natasha Dack-Ojumu | Lisa Wickham


Karen Martinez


Karen Martinez


Fri 22 Sep 2023, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10 Q+A

Tue 26 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Wed 27 Sep 2023, 8.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10 Best Narrative Short

World Premiere

Karen Martinez

Karen Martinez

Karen Martinez is a Trinidadian filmmaker based in London, UK. She has worked extensively in the film world both in the UK and the Caribbean. In 2013 she wrote and directed her first narrative fiction “After Mas,” which won the Best Local Short award at ttff/13 and was screened at a number of international festivals. Her 2015 film “Dreams in Transit,” winner of the Caribbean Spirit Award at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival, is an essay-style documentary that explores a contemporary migrant’s reflections on identity and the meaning of ‘home’. Karen recently received a grant from the BFI (British Film Institute) to develop her first feature film script, “Scattered,” a road movie set in Trinidad. Her short film “Trinidad Remains,” shot in Trinidad in 2023 and starring Leonie Elliott, was also funded by the BFI.

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