Dominican film producer sets eye on next project


Fresh from producing the independent feature film Decalogue Catherine Fingal is already immersing herself in her next project.

Fingal, a Kalinago originally from Bataca in the Carib Territory, told Dominica News Online the next movie she will be producing is to be called Lucia Inocencia.

“I’ve partnered up with a film maker Noel Ancheta to produce his incredible screenplay,” she said. “I’m very excited to bring this story based on true events to the big screen.”

She said the film will tell the story of Lucia Inocencia, who was born in San Salvador at the beginning of the civil war there in 1980. “Her abusive father, an ex Guardia Nacional, decides to move his family into the countryside after he kills his wife when he discovered she had joined the guerrillas forces and thinks that she is betraying him with the leader of the guerrillas,” she said in giving a brief snapshot of the movie.

She said the movie will be shot in a unique style, rich with surrealistic effects and plans are being made to cast some of the most talented actors in Hollywood.

Fingal said scouting for movie will begin in six to eight weeks and although it is set in El Salvador possibilities exist for having some of the production done in Dominica. “Yes, if it is to our advantage,” she said. “Big concern is inadequate medical facilities for production insurance purposes. But we are keeping an open mind and if it makes sense financially, we may consider bringing some production to Dominica.”

Decalogue premiered recently and was nominated for ‘Best Produced Screenplay,’ ‘Best Editing,’ and ‘Best Art Direction’ at the Action on Film festival in Pasadena, California.

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  1. Catherine
    August 22, 2011

    Thanks for all the support, everyone!!! Much appreciated <3 Lots of work to be done…I thank God that I LOVE work! Be well, safe and strong, my people~ Love <3

  2. Concern
    August 20, 2011

    You go on girl. You making us Dominicans proud

  3. AHA
    August 20, 2011

    I don’t think any scenes will be shot here. Thanks lady, but you were being rather diplomatic in your response. We understand though and wish you well all the same. Peace

  4. Nyam-Nyam
    August 20, 2011

    She belle no joke i would breed

  5. Anonymous
    August 20, 2011

    way to go. keep going!!!

  6. cor
    August 20, 2011

    wowwwwwwww….really nice.. We wish you all the best….Keep aiming for the stars…the sky is the limit!!!!! Two thumps up!

  7. August 19, 2011

    I am proud of you

  8. Lougaoo Mem
    August 19, 2011

    The stars are the limit and I’m confident you’ve got what it takes to get there. Certainly, we are proud of the God given talent you got, and wish you the best of luck. Thank You!

  9. st,joe
    August 19, 2011

    thanks girl for making your kalinago and dominica in general proud keep up the good work,and keep reaching for the sky.

  10. Anonymous
    August 19, 2011

    Good news whole week… to 25 romantic island in the world, Students did well at cxc, Whales of D/a on bbc, HGTV…. and the list goes on….. I love my country DOMINICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  11. proud
    August 19, 2011

    Wishing you all the best and Gods blessing and great successes

  12. Kalinago Empress
    August 19, 2011

    U go Kat! Do ur ting gurl.. I’m proud of u!

  13. Humanist
    August 19, 2011

    Sounds great! Surrealism and/or magical realism can be fantastic on film, and yet relatively few directors actually try to create convincing dreamlike atmospheres/effects. And after seeing how professionally the trailer for the last film she produced was put together, I’m sure we can all expect something that looks spectacular. Best of luck to Fingal and her team.

  14. 1979
    August 19, 2011

    she’s so hotttt she has to be Dominican. respect the nature isle, home of the most beautiful and talented women on the planet…….jus a pity the men are such ..eeehhemmm….neanderthals….for the lack of a better word…

    • 1979
      August 19, 2011

      only thing is d.a women mooohdddyy!!!!! but is the men that make them so.. :mrgreen:

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