CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. August 7, 2009: Writer/director, Marc Gomes` adaptation of the groundbreaking Guyanese novel, `Corentyne Thunder,` has been chosen along with seven other film projects to be part of an internationally marketed CARIBFilm Dream Team film pack.
The Cinematic & Entrepreneurship Motivation Award, (CEMA), is designed to link the region`s leading writers, directors and producers with the expressed purpose of placing Caribbean cinema squarely on the world film map.
In addition to the chosen projects showcasing the best of the region`s current film making possibilities, it is intended for the awardees to provide the leadership needed to assure that the Caribbean creative industries live up to their promise.
The slate of five feature film projects, listed alphabetically according to the country of origin of the main applicants are: From Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago, Georgiana Adams, Alison Saunders & Danielle Diefenthaller`s `Freedom Run,` a drama thriller based on a true story scripted by Adams & Kelvin Mason.
From Barbados, Gladstone Yearwood`s `Sweet Bottom,` the name of a guesthouse on the beach where the plot revolves and rom Dominica, Clement Richards & Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim`s `ReadiMade!,` about a hapless factory worker in blissful ignorance of the dark undercurrents in his family.
From Guyana, Marc Gomes & Kathryn Arnold`s `Corentyne Thunder,` a screen adaptation of the classic Caribbean novel, a romantic drama that looks at life in Guyana in 1940 and from Trinidad & Barbados, Clivin Rubadiri Victor & Na La`s `The Princess,` a fable-magical realism.
A slate of three documentary and short films complete the awards. From Dominica and Trinidad, Etta Deschamps` `Double Tenor Pan,` a short documentary on the steel pan; from St. Lucia, Davina & John Robert Lee`s `The Coming of Org,` a short drama feature on coming to terms with indigenous identity in folk music and linguistic forms and from Trinidad & Tobago, Che Rodriguez`s `LEROY: Fragments of His-Story,` a short in 11 parts all focused on Leroy Clarke, a master artist, and the development of his art under colonial rule and in various locations around the world.