Film produced by Dominican creates waves at major film festival

Decalogue, a feature film produced by Dominica native and Kalinago Catherine Fingal has been nominated for ‘Best Produced Screenplay,’ ‘Best Editing,’ and ‘Best Art Direction’ at the Action on Film festival in Pasadena, California.

Written and directed by Walter Rodriguez and shot in Miami, Florida , Decalogue has excelled amongst 400 cutting-edge films at the 2011 festival.

The week long festival runs from July 22nd to the 30th. Winners will be announced at the festival closing. This is the first festival for Decalogue and the team is looking forward to continued success.

Catherine Fingal

A native of Bataca in the Kalinago Territory Fingal, in an earlier interview, said working on the film was a dream come true.
“Working on a movie set for me is a dream come true, quite literally too!” she said. “Any image, setting, environment, lighting, story, music that you can imagine- you can create for the screen!”

She also mentioned that she is consdering some more scripts and a documentary in Dominica.

The films tells the story of the choices people make and commandments broken in order to survive.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER

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18 Comments

  1. 1979
    July 25, 2011

    Yyyyyaaayyyyyyy I love when my brothers and sisters do well. I’m just sad that at home we are not able to realize those taLents, call it lack of interest by whatever parties u want. But can’t we enable our local talents so that we can have more fruit such as this??? Let us invest in theatrics and if not that then something human. Not just roads and buildings but in the people and the talent and the youth. For it is their days now and not that of old, mentally imprisoned men. Invest in your people dominicans. They are worthwhile and making the Difference in every corner and facet of the world. Why can’t we create an atmoshpere where they can make the difference where it matters the most. At home.

  2. July 25, 2011

    I LOVE TO HEAR POSITIVE THINGS HAPPENING IN DOMINICA,CONGRATES GIRL. BIG UP DOMINICA, KEEP UP THE GOOD HARD WORK, BE ON THE MARKET, THE COUNYRY WILL BE UP SOON, I fill positive,We SOON BE TOP IN THE ENGLISH Islands. Thank be to Jehovah god.

  3. papa
    July 25, 2011

    Help me here. Maybe I am ignorant of the movie industry. She “produced” the film; it was “written and directed” by some Rodriguez person. What did the “produced” part entail exactly? Thanks to anyone who can enlighten me.

    ADMIN: Maybe this link might help: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2007/02/what-does-a-film-producer-do/

  4. Hotmail
    July 24, 2011

    congratulation, thats really great,,keep up the good and hard work..it always pays off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Cat
    July 24, 2011

    Thanks, Humanist- perceptive…you get it!

  6. Anonymous
    July 23, 2011

    YOU GO GIRL MAKE YOU/US PROUD…MY SUPPORT I WILL GIVE. IF NOT IN PERSON! BUT IN WORDS……

    CONGRATULATIONS..

  7. lando
    July 23, 2011

    she belle

    • lando
      July 23, 2011

      oh yeh good job :mrgreen:

      make us bata kwayeeb proud :oops:

  8. Mouche Miel
    July 23, 2011

    Miss Fingal
    I have a script on all the bull crap going on currently.I’d turn it over for free to produce a movie.LMAO but am serious.
    Provide contact information.

    • 1979
      July 25, 2011

      Yayyyyyyyy produce it!!!! I would love to sit with my fellow dominicans anytime with my popcorn and watch THAT movie!!!!! Yyyyyyyyaaaaaayyyyyyyy

  9. Humanist
    July 22, 2011

    Great to see a movie that looks genuinely interesting produced by a Dominican. The trailer is not for a “Dominican” movie, per se, which will surely get some people riled up–but a good piece of art is a good piece of art, and whether or not this movie has anything “Dominican” about is irrelevant as long as it is of good quality. I was a bit concerned about the “ten commandments” thing in the image above the article, as it seemed to suggest too overtly biblical overtones, but the trailer suggests that the movie will be an exploration rather than in-your-face preaching. The Spanish man’s description of the biblical god–good stuff. Provocative, of course, but that’s what interesting art does–it provokes. Art is not about making people feel happy and safe by showing them safe, happy, sanitized things.

    I hope Fingal and the rest of the crew continue to have success and that her next projects go well.

  10. me
    July 22, 2011

    since it was aired in a film festival its gonna be difficult for it to reach o the tv so good luck with seeing it though i am one for sure would love to see it

  11. Lolazit
    July 22, 2011

    Big things a gwan! Respect Ms. Fingal! All the best to you!!

  12. hiLL
    July 22, 2011

    GREAT NEWS!!!
    WISH U GREAT SUCCESS IN UR CAREER!!!

  13. hi
    July 22, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG LADY!!!
    I LOVE TO HEAR THESE KINDS OF GREAT NEWS!! MAKES ME FEEL PROUD AS A DOMINICAN!!!
    WISH U SUCCESS IN UR CAREER..

  14. Anonymous
    July 22, 2011

    This is an independent feature film and currently submitted to major festivals worldwide. This is a process intended to secure a distribution deal. Once this is done, it will be made available commercially. Thanks so much for your support, Love always, Catherine

  15. WAYPAPA
    July 22, 2011

    amazing ms fingal i have a great interest in acting also but i have not made a move on that yet. i think it is part of my calling congratulations to you and all the best in your endeavours.god bless condi

  16. Inquisitive
    July 22, 2011

    When will this film be aired on television? I never came across this in the list of new movies out. So some directive please?

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