The Trouble With Plastic is a short documentary that uncovers the plastic waste situation in Trinidad and Tobago with specific attention to recycling. It sheds light on the issues surrounding proper disposal of plastic waste including littering, flooding, recycling and the need for legislation to support positive waste disposal practices.
A writer father and a filmmaker daughter walk the fine line between adoration and disappointment, success and failure, race, family and art. Until he dies and in her grief, she discovers his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to her own self.
Smallman: The World My Father Made (2013)
WINNER: Best Documentary Short, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (2015)
Smallman is Richard Mark Rawlins’ personal exploration of the real and imagined worlds that his father, Kenwyn, made, in the tiny workshop beneath their house.
Three friends in Kingston, Jamaica, armed with cameras, paints and courage, shoot photographs of the turbulent and contradictory reality of their lives in Jamrock.
At a time when contemporary art from the Caribbean is catching fire internationally, Kingston Shottas follows Jamaican artists Marvin Bartley, Marlon James and Ebony G. Patterson as they take on the controversial issues of race, class, slavery and homosexuality; making photography-based work that captures, with an arresting honesty, the challenges and contradictions of being Jamaican in the 21st century, and simultaneously navigating the vicissitudes of rising through the ranks of the international art world.
Winner: Best Local Feature Film, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
This pioneering documentary series reveals Eric Williams in unprecedented breadth and depth, in the context of the world that shaped him, the forces to which he at times succumbed, and those he fought to change.
The Solitary Alchemist (2010)
WINNER: Jury prize for best locally produced film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2009.
The Solitary Alchemist has been screened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK; as part of Rockstone and Bootheel at Real Artways in Hartford, Connecticut, USA; in Barbados at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival; in Jamaica and in Belize at the Belize International Film Festival.
Filmed over three years, in Trinidad, England and Scotland, ‘The Solitary Alchemist’ is a moving and intimate portrait of a life in art.
WINNER: People’s choice award, best documentary, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2007.
The Insatiable Season is a fun and intimate look at the creations, crises and passion of the Mac Farlane camp as they produce a beautiful costumed band for Trinidad’s Carnival.