Workshops & Speakers
Saturday, Feb, 22, 2019
Jamaica Youth for Christ Auditorium
2 Acacia Ave, Kingston (near Tastee Crossroads)
The Production Plan - 11am
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.
Lunch & Learn
with Chunghee Chan
Professor & Filmmaker
(Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor in Film)
Department of Art + Art History
The University of Texas at Arlington
Since the first moment I saw the effect that a film can have on an audience, I have been intrigued by filmmaking. I was accepted to film school in Korea during a time of economic, social and political crisis, so studying the arts was not encouraged. After graduating from Hanyang University in Korea, I collaborated with other filmmakers on several feature films in Korean film industry.
I established myself with freelance production companies, and eventually was chosen to be a producer and director at a major broadcasting stations in Korea. I produced and directed over one hundred television commercials, music videos for many Korean pop stars, cooperate videos for major marketing firms (KIA, Samsung etc.), and independent films. In addition, I produced the Korean broadcasting of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The organizational and leadership skills I acquired have only strengthened my ability to communicate and effectively produce my own independent films.