Vulnerable is a short film shot and produced on the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. The film explores the human experience of how we all are completely vulnerable at some point in our lives. The film focuses on experiences of loss, confrontation with our hearts, our true selves and removal of facades at multiple levels; and does this through primarily a feminine lens. Birthed out of the experience of heartbreak and loss of self identity it explores how one peels the false layers created to please the world at large in order to experience catharsis, and in some cases the sting of death, leading to reclamation of identity and true self love. Though heartbreak was the initial theme that birthed the film, it has expanded to be able to reach a wider audience who has to confront issues of self in order to arrive at clarity and a greater sense of self actualization.


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Vulnerable (2021)

Short (11mins) Narrative


Trinidad and Tobago




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Samara Lallo | Shea Best


Shea Best


Samara Lallo | Shea Best


Sun 24 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

T+T Premiere, Caribbean Premiere

Shea Best

Shea Best

Shea Best, is a filmmaker, dancer and chef from Trinidad and Tobago. Born in 1991 in the twin island republic, he grew up being immersed in various extra curricular activities inclusive of the arts. He participated in theatre production – acting, dance and minor technical stage work with a faith based arts company COPAC.

Shea double majored in Film Production and Film Studies at the University of the West Indies. He has worked on numerous films in different capacities in the USA, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.

His directorial work includes Darkie (2011/2012), which played in festivals and private screenings all over the Caribbean, most notably the trinidad+tobago film festival and the Antigua and Barbuda International Film Festival. His most recent work, “The Cast” (2013), was shot under Vin Diesels’ One Race Films, in the Dominican Republic. It premiered at the Dominican Republic International Film Festival (2013), and then the trinidad+tobago film festival.

His most notable film experience to date is his personal internship with actor Will Smith and director M Night Shymalan on “After Earth” in 2012.

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