Bart Phillips | Feature | 77 mins | 2017 | Trinidad and Tobago | English | PG
ABOUT THE FILM
With a lifelong mission to put soca music on the international map, Machel Montano has pioneered the evolution of the genre throughout his 34-year career. Journey of a Soca King chronicles his rise from a child star competing on Star Search, to his reign as a Soca Monarch collaborating with Grammy Award winning songwriters and producers such as Angela Hunte and Diplo. The film utilizes never before seen vintage footage along with insight from band members, peers, and family to tell the phenomenal story of the “Michael Jackson of the Caribbean”, while giving viewers a backstage pass to his 15 high energy, non-stop, live performances during the last 5 days before Carnival Monday 2015 in Trinidad.
Bart Phillips, Executive Producer and Director, has a degree in Communications and Theater Arts and is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. A trailblazer in his media vision, he is a recipient of 2 MTV Video Music Awards, an Emmy, and a NAIMIC Award for his work on The Journey with Akon featured on the African Channel. Complimenting his equally unquestionable reputation, these significant milestones rank highly his work for inaugural productions.