Director: Storm Saulter
Year of Production: 2011
Total Running Time: 93 min
ABOUT THE FILM
In Kingston, Jamaica, in the late 1970s, the two main political parties, the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies and advance their political agenda. Young Ricky is a single father and a community leader whose gang is aligned to one party. One day he meets Kemala, who belongs to a community controlled by the other party: enemy territory, and the two instantly connect. Kemala encourages Ricky to adopt a more passive approach as Ricky tries to navigate his way through the constant social upheaval that seems ubiquitous in his community. Will their love triumph, or will bigger forces win the day? Based on true events.
Storm Saulter is a writer, cinematographer, visual artist, and film director. Born in Negril, Jamaica, he received formal film training at The Los Angeles Film School. Storm has exhibited his experimental films at The Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Art Basel, The Caribbean Biennial, National Biennial of Jamaica, Berlin Art Fair, ARCO, and LOOP Barcelona. Storm wrote, directed, edited, and was Cinematographer for his first Feature Film Better Mus’ Come.
He was awarded ÒBest Director First Feature Ó at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film was awarded the ÒAudience Award for Best Narrative Feature Ó and ÒHonorable Mention in the Spirit of Freedom CategoryÓ at the 2011 Bahamas International Film Festival, as well as the ÒViewer’s Choice Award Best Feature Film Ó at the 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Saulter is the co-founder of New Caribbean Cinema. Saulter received the 2011 Jamaica Gleaner Honour Award for his work in developing Jamaica’s Film Industry.