Directors Storm Saulter of Jamaica and Michelle Serieux of St. Lucia have teamed up to form New Caribbean Cinema which aims to “achieve creative excellence, by creating images that resonate and stories that have a deep cultural impact.”
The duo decided to pull their resources together through what Saulter calls “communal filmaking” where filmmakers work on each other’s projects.
“You can collectively help yourselves without waiting for a grant to make a movie. You can tell your story and work with others — it’s a family that’s how we are setting it up,” says Serieux.
They have produced the New Caribbean Cinema Series which will launch on September 2 at the British Film Institute with Ring Di Alarm — a collection of seven short stories by Joel Burke, Nile Saulter, Kyle Chin, Michael ‘Ras Tingle’ and of course Storm and Michelle.
An entire weekend of celebration has been planned around the event, under the collective title “Jamaica We Love You”. The weekend will kick off with a special screening of Saulter’s Better Mus’ Come on Saturday, September 1.
The duo hope to take the series to New York and Trinidad as well as Jamaica later in the year.
visit their website NewCaribbeanCinema.com to learn more.