The first filmmakers’ panel of the TTFF was held this morning at the Hotel Normandie, St Ann’s. On the panel were Joel Burke (film being screened at the Festival: Candyshop), Storm Saulter, Nile Saulter (Scoundrel), Andrea Leland (Jamesie: the King of Scratch and the Garifuna Journey), Isaac Julien (Derek, and a number of short films) and Kolton Lee (Cherps).
The directors engaged with an enthusiastic, opinionated audience comprised of established, fledgling and prospective filmmakers on a wide range of topics related to the making and distributing of films. The discussion – free to participants – was moderated by TTFF Director, Marina Salandy-Brown. A second panel will be held next week.
The panel, from left: Storm Saulter, Kolton Lee, Isaac Julien, Andrea Leland, Nile Saulter and Joel Burke.
From left, British director and novelist Kolton Lee, maker of the comedy Cherps, British filmmaker Isaac Julien, and Andrea Leland, documentary filmmaker from the USA.
Jamaican Stom Saulter, director of the feature film Better Mus’ Come.
Jamaican directors Nile Saulter, director of Scoundrel and Joel Burke, director of the feature Candyshop.
TTFF Director Marina Salandy-Brown, panel facilitator.
Some of the audience at the filmmakers’ panel.
Well-known theatre director and budding filmmaker, Mervyn de Goeas, makes a point to the panel.
Photographer and prospective filmmaker Abigail Hadeed.
Documentary filmmaker and television producer/director, Mariel Brown.
Joshua Harrison, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the St Barth’s Film Festival, and Debra Zimmerman Executive Director of Women Make Movies, the world’s largest distributor of films by and about women.