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TT Film Heading To Cannes

Trinidad and Tobago created film,  “The Cutlass” played to sold out audiences at the TT Film Festival last September, taking home the People’s Choice Award and Best Trinidad + Tobago Feature Film. Now, the film’s headed to the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival in May, a rarity for Trinidadian cinema.

Inspired by true events, “The Cutlass” is a dramatic thriller set in the tropical wilderness of Trinidad, and tells the story of a young woman who falls into the grasp of a dangerous sociopath. Taken from her friends at gunpoint and dragged deep into the island rainforest, she must quickly learn to navigate this unforgiving landscape and the tangled mind of her abductor. The film was directed by Darisha J. Beresford, written by Teneille Newallo and stars German born, Tobago raised Lisa-bel Hirschmann, Trinidadian Arnold Goindhan and Hollywood actor Kirk Baltz.

 

The film is one of three chosen by Film TT (formerly known as the Trinidad + Tobago Film Company) to receive both a grant and investment from the Trinidad + Tobago government.

Newly signed to Leomark Studios – a Los Angeles-based production and distribution company with more than 200 titles in release worldwide – “The Cutlass” will be making its international market premier as part of Leomark’s new market line-up.  The agency hopes to sell it to multiple territories around the globe, and has a track record of doing so. The film has also signed to Wild Eye Releasing, a distribution company that bought its North American rights, with the exception of its theatrical release.

“The Cutlass” will be at Cannes from May 17th to 26th, and is scheduled for a Caribbean theatrical release this August. The Trinidad + Tobago theatrical release is scheduled for August 2nd, 2017 and the Caribbean, US and Canada theatrical release, thereafter.

Press Release | The Cutlass

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Is Angie Comin’ Back To Us? Sought After Hit Creator’s On Her Grind, Releases New Video for ‘Gettin Ova You’.

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Bet you didn’t realize that Angela Hunte’s debut as an artiste, came in 2015 when she collaborated with Machel Montano on the soca track, “Party Done”. Yes. That’s when she actually started singing. Before that, the Brooklyn songwriter and mom, was just that. She was and still is considered one of contemporary music’s most sought after songwriters, creating lyrics for artistes across genres. Yep. That’s that Caribbean blood she’s got in her veins. Angela wasn’t born in Trinidad and Tobago but she did grow up with her family in Trinidad.

Angie is celebrating the rewards of her hard work as an artist these days. Her album R.A.W. debuted on the Reggae Album Charts at #9 in September and a few days ago she unleashed the official video for the opening track on the album, ‘Gettin Ova You.’ The track speaks of a woman who can’t move past a previous relationship, something Angela says most people, especially women, can relate to. The song’s visuals were shot at various spots in Miami. Coining herself a genre-less artiste, Angela Hunte, while having started her singing career on stage in Trinidad and Tobago’s Greatest Show on Earth, told Billboard, “people have tried to pigeonhole me as a soca artist but I don’t want to be put in a box. I am just an artist, and I am going to do what I feel like.”

R.A.W includes collabs with Jamaica’s Tarrus Riley on the single, “King and Queen,” and Taranchyla and Brooklyn Rose on the single, “Rub Dub.”

Whether the songbird will be a part of T&T’s 2018 Carnival season is yet to be confirmed. On Monday, the singer shared another single called, “The Unknown’ – a track by dEvolve and features Hunte. She wrote:

We are “THE UNKNOWN” in a time where everyone is searching for something to validate their existence we remain in the shadows true to our music, refusing to follow but choosing to rebel against the music masses and do what we feel instead of beings laves to camps, teams, squads, crews.”

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Rihanna Tells Fans in Barbados, “Keep the Faith.” Singer Honored on Barbados’ Independence.

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“I couldn’t be more honoured to have the street that I was raised on, the street that I grew up on . . . my dreams were born on this very street right here. I know that the saying believe in your dreams sounds cliché but I guarantee you that the only thing that got me here was believing in my dreams. I never doubted it.” – Rihanna. 

 

The internationally acclaimed singer, actress and philanthropist was yesterday honored in the country of her birth, Barbados on the occasion of Barbados’ 51st Independence. The renaming of the popular Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive took place amid inclement weather and among guests like Barbados’ Prime Minister, Fruendel Stuart and the island’s Opposition Leader, Mia Mottley.

Yesterday, Rihanna offered advice to those with big dreams in the audience, saying that while there were days when she was doubtful and discouraged, prior to making it out of Barbados to pursue her dreams, she kept the faith. “It really was just faith, that childlike faith and even now, when I get a little bit discouraged or doubtful, it’s the thing that I go back to, having faith in God. I want to encourage not just the people of Westbury New Road and the community but all the people of Barbados, all the young women and young men, who have dreams and think that the world is up against them, it is possible so just keep believing. Never forget that faith could go a very, very long way,” she said.

The Caribbean born superstar  rocked a deep yellow colored dress with an updo that showed off her unique features. The bestowed honor at home comes on the heels of Rihanna’s launch of her Fenty Beauty line a few months ago.

 

 

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