Workshops & Speakers
Saturday, Feb, 22, 2019
Jamaica Youth for Christ Auditorium
2 Acacia Ave, Kingston (near Tastee Crossroads)
Creative Financing Workshop will cover:
Crowd funding - does it work?
Cast & Crew Funding
The value of Product Placement
The Director's Cut will cover all the things you need to know about directing a film, especially with limited funding.
Creative Financing for Independent Film (11am)
& Directing for Film (12:15 pm)
by Judith Falloon-Reid
Judith, half of the husband and wife BarriVision Films Team, has written and directed five independent Faith-based films on a shoestring budget. Co-Director of Inspired Faith Film Festival, Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival and JIFF Festival, as well as co-owner of BarriVision Films. She is the writer/director of Just Another Friday I & II, The Gift Everlasting and 70 x Seventy. Released in March 2013, Just Another Friday went on to win the Best Jamaican Feature Film award at the Int'l Reggae Film Festival in 2013 and awards for Best Music Score & Most Inspirational Film at the Central Florida Christian Film Festival 2014. Judith won Best Female Director (Faith Films) for The Gift Everlasting at the Florida Movie Festival 2015.
70 X Seven won Most Inspirational Film at the Caribbean Lens Film Festival in Hollywood, California in 2017 and Just Another Friday II won Best Feature Film at the same festival the following year. In 2018 Judith wrote, directed and starred in the short film, iWitness and was a supporting actress in the award-winning film, The Model produced by Brevard Film and Theater in Florida.
Andrew Jones will join Judith in presenting Directing for Film.
Andrew wears many hats as Assistant Director, Acting Coach and Producer. A well-known face in the Jamaican theater world, he is an integral part of the BarriVision Team, working closely with cast in rehearsals, assisting with directing and being the face of BarriVision Films in Jamaica. He has assisted with directing and producing award-winning films Just Another Friday I & II and The Gift Everlasting, 70 x Seven, and iWitness.
The Production Plan - 2pm
Learn the basics of producing your own film
Come prepared to listen, ask questions and learn from these filmmakers and producers who have earned the right to be called successful leaders in the film industry.
Michael "Barri" Brown is the other half of the BarriVision Team. He founded BarriVision Films in 1998 as a result of the overwhelming response he received from videotaping and editing weddings and other functions at his home church. A natural talent, Barri went on develop and hone his skills and by 2004, he had developed an enviable reputation as the leading producer of English-speaking Caribbean television programs in South Florida with six weekly television shows on air. His prior experience as an audio engineer and producer of a popular radio soap opera, Neighbors, combined with his video production skills made him a sought after producer in the South Florida Caribbean community.
Having directed, filmed, edited and produced more than 12 television programs that have aired in the United States and the Caribbean, numerous commercials, infomercials and events, he turned his sights on producing Jamaica’s Gospel Movies, Just Another Friday I & II and The Gift Everlasting, 70 x Seven, and iWitness, written and directed by his wife, Judith Falloon-Reid
Get to know Ariff Butler!
Fifteen years ago when Ariff Butler decided to follow his dream of becoming a self made entrepreneur, he had no clue how far his journey would have taken him.
Today, he stands as the CEO of the reputable company Bloozick Multimedia, which incorporates Bloozick Records, Bloozick Filmworks and Bloozick Publisher.
Bloozick Multimedia has not only created and impact on Jamaica but on the international level as well. It is established also as a marketing and branding company that has worked with many corporate companies such as Grace Kennedy, Blackstallion, Driscoll Enterprise, CGR Communications, and Digicel.
Mr. Butler has gone on to produce quite a few short films to include a documentary on human trafficking with The Ministry of Justice. He has also worked with SEBI, United Nations, plus countless music videos for reggae and dancehall artistes. The list includes Beenie Man, I Octane and major gospel artistes such as DJ Nicholas, Marion Hall. He has also done extensive works with international artiste Jeneatte Byardell, Black Prophet, Snoop Dog just to name a few.
Not only is Ariff, a business mogul who is passionate about the world of business but he is also a husband to author and Minister Davine Butler, and a father of three remarkable children.
Above all, Ariff is determined to let the world know that through determination and excellence, one can create a huge impact in this industry. His mission simply, is to leave a legacy of great film productions that will inspire the next generation of film makers.