Movies

FLIGHT keeps soaring

Flight, the short film by local directors Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald,continues to rake in awards on the international film festival circuit. Read More

Here's to you!
STAYING true to its promise to help emerging film-makers produce short films, GATFFEST Film Festival handed over cheques to the winners from its Film Pitch Competition, held in June.... Read More

Chappie hailed as true artist
Members of the entertainment industry, specifically film, turned out in their numbers to pay their final respects to cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste at his funeral at the University Chapel, Mona campus in Kingston, yesterday.... Read More

Pro-life actress shares her story
With a personal and story of how God saved and preserved her life, Ashley Bratcher, the lead actress in the film Unplanned, shared with Jamaica Observer the challenges of playing the most difficult and most important role of her life.... Read More

Unplanned tackles abortion

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, November, 22 2019    

SIX months after the American film Unplanned was privately viewed at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, it had its official opening Tuesday at Carib 5 cinema. Read More

Nov 25 farewell for Chappie

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

THEATRE stalwart and media personality Fae Ellington describes late cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste as a man with a “wicked sense of humour”. Read More

Disney calls Shaggy into meeting

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

Reggae artiste Shaggy is still basking in the success of The Little Mermaid Live, which aired on the American television network ABC last Tuesday. Read More

A labour of love

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

The spirit of veteran Jamaican film-maker Perry Henzell was alive at his former home last Wednesday, as family, friends and associates gathered for the local première of his second film No Place Like Home which was shot in 1974. Read More

A third serving of Bad Boys

Friday, November, 8 2019    

Bad Boys For Life, the third chapter in an action movie franchise that launched 24 years ago, was completed early this week in Miami. At a post-production event at Island Gardens, co-stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence rubbed shoulders with cast members, crew and members of the Inner... Read More

Film fraternity mourns Chappie

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

THE Jamaican film community has lost one of its pioneers. Cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste, whose credits include iconic movies like The Harder They Come and Children of Babylon, as well as The Cool Boys and Coolie Pink and Green, died in a Kingston hospital... Read More

A lesson plan in film

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 30 2019    

PRIMARY school students in Portland could be introduced to filmmaking, if the organisers of the Portie Film Festival have their way. Read More

Bond wraps with Jamaican flavour

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 27 2019    

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Being Brandon

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

It has been just over a week since the finale of season two of Ring Games, the drama series aired on Television Jamaica, and ardent viewers are still elated that the character Brandon, played by singer/actor DBurnz won the affection of the lead female character Maggie which was played by... Read More

GoFundMe for Louie's kids

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

JULIE Sykes — executive assistant to late deejay/actor Louie Rankin and mother to three of his children — has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to assist them. Read More

More flexing for actors

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

More training is coming for local actors. Read More



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