We are thrilled to announce that Smallman has been curated for US online distribution by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). This is a major feather in our cap, as Smallman will appear online along with other wonderful shorts, as part of a series for Caribbean Heritage Month, making it available to a worldwide viewing audience!
Smallman will have it’s online premiere, June 24th, at AfroPop. Click here to view Smallman and all the other Caribbean shorts. Or check out our new Smallman website here.
“In 2012 I was invited to serve on the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival’s documentary film jury. It was my first time traveling to Trinidad so I was excited about visiting the island. But more importantly, I was excited about watching films from the Caribbean, most of which were made by Caribbean filmmakers. I returned in 2013 to serve on a panel for a UNESCO conference, “Developing the Caribbean Film Industry for a Culture of Peace”. I sat in a room with several other Caribbean Filmmakers who talked candidly about the unique challenges of making films and distributing those films in the Caribbean and abroad.
“Much of what I heard was similar to the challenges independent media makers face in the US: raising finance, small budgets, finding distribution, finding an audience; but producing in the Caribbean is hampered by the lack of a strong media making infrastructure. But there is good news. Things are changing, content is being made and distributed more often, and its finding audience both in the Caribbean, the US and abroad.
“… in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month, NBPC presents “Caribbean Shorts”, a special AfroPoP Online series showcasing just a small selection of the amazing shorts made by some of the Caribbean’s most promising young filmmakers.”
From Leslie Fields-Cruz, Director of Programming at NBPC