Directed By: Chris Strikes⎥ Canada ⎥ 2021 ⎥ 1hr 49m 25s ⎥
Joella Crichton aims to win for a historic tenth time in Caribbean Carnival’s Queen Competition, in her final year. A tenth win would forever solidify her legacy in the Caribbean-Canadian community. Joella hopes to leverage this legacy to be viewed as an ambassador for Caribbean Carnival, educating youth and the larger society on its significance so that the vibrant event is seen as the fine art that it truly is.
About the Director:
Chris Strikes is an award winning director who began his career in music videos working with artists including Nelly Furtado, Kardinal Offishall and Machel Montano. In 2013. In 2017 Chris’ animal awareness music video “Chains of Silence” for Stephanie Braganza collected three awards including the Best Music Video at the Global Music Awards and the Merit Award of Awareness. Chris expanded to producing and directing internationally screened short narrative films. He was accepted into the HotDocs Accelerator Fellowship and was also one of only six recipients of HotDocs’ first CrossCurrents Fund for emerging Canadian documentary filmmakers, with Becoming a Queen.