TRAFFICKED nominated for best feature film at 2015 T & T film festival

Sean Hodgkinson’s TRAFFICKED nominated for best local feature narrative at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago film festival


TRAFFICKED, the latest film from A Story About Wendy director, Sean Hodgkinson, will have its world premiere at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (TTFF/15) in September this year.

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Sean Hodgkinson – witer, director, and producer

Hodgkinson’s new film which has been nominated for ‘best local feature narrative’, will be shown in Trinidad as well as in our sister isle Tobago, screening between the 16th and 26th. Please see below for further details.

“We feel really honoured to be nominated,” Hodgkinson said. “We are so thrilled to be part of this new Caribbean cinematic movement and part of the festival to celebrate Caribbean film and tell our stories.”

TRAFFICKED is a 72 minute feature film that has its beginnings with an impromptu meeting set up by Marcia Henville to introduce Hodgkinson to Garth St. Clair in 2013.

TRAFFICKED is inspired by true events as told to Eye on Dependency, a radio show produced and hosted by Garth and Natasha St. Clair. It was filmed over a period of eight months, utilizing locations across both Trinidad and Tobago. Cast members include, Gyerlini Clarke, Kia Rollock, Aaron Charles, Brett Bengochea, Anokha Baptiste, Abdi Waithe, and Brendon O’Brien.

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Thalia ‘Anokha’ Baptiste

The film is supported by Eye on Dependency, the British High Commission, Toyota, First Citizens Bank, The Ministry of Tourism, the National Lotteries Control Board, the Ministry of National Security, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, The National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme (NADAPP) and the Tobago House of Assembly.

Trafficked

Poster design by Aaron Charles

The Screening dates are as follows: Wed 16 Sept, 6.30 pm, MovieTowne POS: Thu 24 Sept, 8.00 pm, MovieTowne Tobago:Fri 25 Sept, 1.00 pm, MovieTowne POS: Sat 26 Sept, 5.30 pm, MovieTowne Tobago

About Sean Hodgkinson

Sean Hodgkinson is a writer, director and producer. After finishing his first degree in Environmental Policy and Geography at Brock University in Canada, he moved back to Trinidad where serendipity allowed him to attain his dream working as a production coordinator in the industry he wanted to be a part of.

Sean pursued a certificate in Filmmaking from the London Film Academy in 2009 and has enjoyed consistent success since. In 2010, he started writing his first screenplay and two years later, A Story About Wendy premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2012 and also screened at the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2013.

This inspired Sean to write A Story About Wendy 2, which premiered at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in June 2014 and also screened at the Trinidad & Tobago film festival 2014 where it won the People’s Choice award.

Contact Sean at Sean@quirkyfilmstt.com

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