Dominican selected for Filmmaker’s Immersion in Trinidad

Bully is also a veteran playwright
Bully is also a veteran playwright

Alwin Bully of Dominica is among ten filmmakers from around the Caribbean who have been selected for the sixth annual RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion at the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff).

He was selected for his film project ‘Oseyi and the Masquerades.’

The RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion is an intensive development programme for emerging Caribbean filmmakers and will take place from 23–26 September, during the ttff/16, which runs from 20–27 September.

The participants were chosen after an open call for applications. They will enter the Immersion with a concept for a feature-length fiction film, which they will develop into a full treatment.

The ten selected filmmakers and their projects are:

Dominic Koo, T+T – Ana

Juliette McCawley, T+T – Avalon

Christopher Guinness, T+T – Goat Runner

Renaldo Matadeen, T+T – Born Again

Kyle Sahadeo, T+T – Back to Freeport

Kaleb d’Aguilar, Jamaica – The Fisherboy

Aisha Porter Christie, Jamaica – Lost Boy

Alwin Bully, Dominica – Oseyi and the Masquerades

Sunil Mokkestrom, Curaçao- Sunset Blossom

Khris Burton, Martinique – Nanny

At the end of the Immersion the participants will all be given a chance to pitch their project to a jury. The participant with the best project and pitch, as determined by the jury, will win a cash prize of TT$20,000.

The ttff celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT), and supporting sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, the Tourism Development Company and the Embassy of the United States of America.

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6 Comments

  1. Joyce Le Peatreve
    August 11, 2016

    I admire Alwyn Bully – always focussed on getting his name said in the right places.

  2. Hamil
    August 11, 2016

    Is he well enough to pursue this? I hope so because the last time I saw him he did not look well. Wish you all the best.

  3. Magpie
    August 10, 2016

    Well done unless Alwin, we love you.

  4. Not only4 laughs-Serious ting dat
    August 10, 2016

    Perfect for me getting first knock on this topic.
    I have said in this forum and elsewhere that Alwin\’s talents are unique .He taught me GP -General paper at Sifocol back in the day. Several decades later he\’s getting this opportunity to go into film . I suggested long ago he should write the new DA story about the coming of an elite (in terms of corruption not in the usual sense of the word- the group who presently formed the gov\’t) then make it into a film.
    The Neo labour party under former breakaway & some top DFPites.
    He should use the opportunity in producing a film and call it – Never knew corruption until 2004.

    • Zandoli
      August 12, 2016

      Perhaps you are too young to know about corruption in the 70s when the west coast road was being built when Patrick John was premier.

      Buff said.

      • Not only4 laughs-Serious ting dat
        August 12, 2016

        Talking 2 me Zandoli ? If so you are dead wrong boss!
        was already 19 when PJ was overthrown and well on my way academically. Alwin corrected our papers on such subjects then.
        If this was mot directed at me sorry. If it was then get my drift.

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