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African Filmmaker Tells Tales of South African Migrants

The film Vaya from Nigerian-born director Akin Omotoso, tells the story of three people who journey from their rural homes in South Africa to …
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Local filmmaker focuses his lens on the Beecher Terrace housing project

The Western Library Branch is hosting “Visions of Beecher Terrace,” a panel discussion about the housing project being redeveloped into mixed-use housing. | Courtesy Lavel White

Lavel White, the filmmaker behind the documentary “More than Bricks and Mortar: The Sheppard Square Story,” will be part of a panel discussion on the Beecher Terrace housing project at the Western Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

“Visions of Beecher Terrace” will be moderated by former WHAS-TV anchor Rene Murphy, who is now the JCPS chief communications officer. In addition to White, the panel will include a cross-section of current and former Beecher Terrace residents sharing their stories about the housing complex and their hopes for the broader Russell neighborhood.

Beecher Terrace is being…

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Caribbean Filmmaker Paul Pryce’s Original TV Series ‘Serpents Mouth’ Wins ‘Big Pitch’ Awards At Toronto Film Festiv…

Pryce’s pitch for Serpents Mouth was voted Best Pitch by a panel of judges and received the People’s Choice Award from an audience of media and industry professionals at the event.  

Serpents Mouth is a television adaptation of Pryce’s 14-minute proof of concept film The Deliverer which will have its World Premiere on Saturday, September 15 at 9pm at The Royal Cinema, downtown Toronto. The Deliverer is part of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival, a showcase for Caribbean films presented during TIFF from September 5 through 20.  

The Deliverer was written and produced by Pryce who also appears in the leading role. His longtime collaborator, Ron Morales directs. Their last film Come Out, Come Out, had its World Premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival….

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Filmmaker on the hunt for Guyanese actors • Caribbean Life

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Roll call for Guyanese talent!

A Brooklyn filmmaker is on the hunt for two Guyanese actors for his new film coming out next year. Guyanese-American movie maker Stefon Bristol is creating a full length version of his award-winning short film, “See You Yesterday.” His Spike Lee produced project, follows two black teen prodigies who create a time machine to prevent one of their brothers from becoming the victim of police brutality.

The roles call for two Afro-Guyanese actors between the ages of 50 and 70 years old. They play the grandparents of lead character Sebastian Thomas, who is of Guyanese descent in the film. Bristol says the roles are minor, but central to Sebastian’s character and upbringing.


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Red Deer filmmaker goes on African safari with Wild TV

Flying in a wind-rocked helicopter above the South African savanna, Red Deer filmmaker Rueben Tschetter strained to capture a white rhino on video — without falling out of the chopper.

When he was hired as a camera operator for two safari episodes for the Wild TV show The Edge, Tschetter knew he would be in for an adventure.

He just didn’t realize how hair-raising and exhausting it would be.

Much of what Tschetter experienced in Africa from May 9-20 fell outside his comfort zone — from flying in a door-less helicopter that took-off before his seat belt was buckled — to walking 25 km in a day with hunters tracking wildebeests in a game farm near the Botswana border.

“It was crazy… it was my first time in South Africa, my first time in a helicopter, my first time shooting a…

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News – South African filmmaker killed by giraffe

WILDLIFE | South Africa

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:27 PM – A South African filmmaker is dead after suffering a “fatal run-in with a giraffe on set,” northwest of Johannesburg according to filming agency CallaCrew.

Carlos Carvalho, 47, had been working on a shoot at the Glen Afric safari lodge last week when the giraffe swung its neck and knocked him over.

He was flown to a Johannesburg hospital but died of his injuries that night.

The owner of the lodge says the giraffe did nothing wrong and will not be put down, according to the CBC.


Some media reports suggest Carvalho was attempting to get a close up shot when the incident occurred.


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