FilmTT’s Landmark Achievement: Two Short Films to Shine at Toronto International Film Festival
FilmTT is on the brink of making history as it proudly announces the inclusion of two of its exceptional short films, ‘When the Monsters Come Out’ and ‘A Mother’s Revenge,’ in the esteemed lineup of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
We are elated to unveil these two completed short films, which are the result of a remarkable collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker, James Amuta.
The first of the duo, ‘When the Monsters Come Out,’ is a gripping 15-minute proof of concept that not only captivates audiences but also harbors the ambition of securing funding for its forthcoming full-length feature, set to be filmed against the breathtaking backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago. The second offering, the enthralling ‘A Mother’s Revenge,’ emerged from FilmTT’s 48hr Film Challenge in partnership with James Amuta, and is enriched by the creative prowess of local theatre icon Penelope Spencer.
A distinctive highlight of both films is the participation of a 100% local cast, a testament to the remarkable talent thriving within our region. Taking these remarkable proof-of-concept pieces to TIFF, in tandem with James Amuta, presents an extraordinary opportunity to pitch in real-time to potential investors. This invaluable platform is poised to secure commitments that could potentially shape the future of our burgeoning film industry.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the James Amuta Company and the revered filmmaker himself for his role in this exhilarating collaboration, which aims not only to enhance the local film landscape but also to set it on an even more remarkable trajectory.