Welcome to Caribbean Film Night at Nicholas Brooklyn. Here we have the opportunity to showcase different independent films from the Caribbean. Check out the films below.
Darisha Beresford (T&T)
Narrative Short (2012)
Synopsis: After enduring a terrifying robbery, Joanna falls into the dangerous grasp of a sociopath, and is taken into the depths of the secluded jungle. She finds herself isolated in a world of natural beauty as she musters the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her kidnapper. Inspired by a true story, THE CUTLASS slices a path through the vines of intellect and delusion to explore the depths of mental strength, unforeseen sympathy, internal freedom and the human spirit.
What we’ll be showing is an 8 min promotional short the filmmakers created to help spread the word about the feature, in an effort to help raise funds. Watch the trailer for the short here: http://youtu.be/M8RRMOf5jiw.
Shaun Escayg (T&T)
Synopsis: Two homeless cousins desperately try to survive the streets of Port-Of Spain Trinidad. Thieves, by street credit, they routinely hunt the local market in search of unsuspecting shoppers but times are getting harder and the pickings slim. Will fortune favor the brave? Or will their desperate actions lead to their demise.
This is one of our favorite films and we’re screening it one more time this year. Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/kASMgCSKaI4.
A Hand Full of Dirt
by Russel Watson (Barbados)
Narrative Feature (2011)
Synopsis: Archie Redman is a middle-aged man burdened by the weight of an unfulfilled life. He lives on a beautiful island; the kind of place people dream of visiting, but this brings him no comfort. He rises reluctantly each day to face a large, empty house, his wife having left him and his only son away at university. His sole daily destination is the shabby office at his failing hotel, where he is greeted by piles of bills and bank notices. Thousands of miles away, Archie’s son Jay faces worries of his own. He is stuck in immigration limbo, essentially penniless in a cold, unforgiving city but unable to legally work until his father pays off his substantial debt with the school. Still, he looks for a job, hoping against all hope that his father will come up with the cash in time to resolve things before he is forced to leave the country. As the year ends and the holiday season arrives, Archie and Jay will find the walls closing in on them. Both will face increasing challenges. Pressures will rise to boiling point. The key to their salvation seems to lie with one man, family patriarch Ben Redman, and his plot of hard-won plantation land. A HAND FULL OF DIRT tells the story of what happens when each of these men is faced with the choice of securing his own future or repeating the betrayals of the family’s past.
Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/6dqPOgIQXVw.
Come out and join us!!