2 Filmmakers win J$500,000 to support production of film projects

Filmmakers Tony Hendriks (right) and Letay Williams celebrate their wins as each person won a J$500,000 grant to produce their projects "Shoot the Girl" and "Traytown", respectively.

Two filmmakers have won J$500,000 each towards the production of their films as the result of a film pitch competition held on Friday, March 29, 2019, at JAMPRO's Film, Animation and Music Local Investor Forum. 

The pitch, which was held as a part of the British Council, JAMPRO, and Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) film development programme, Film Lab, awarded Tony Hendriks' project "Shoot the Girl" with the first-place prize of J$500,000. The prize was provided by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

In a surprise move, the second placed pitch "Traytown" was also awarded J$500,000 by Trinidadian investment management firm Aspire Fund Management and C15. Letay Williams' compelling pitch motivated the judges to provide the grant to support the production of the film.


Published Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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