This year’s CTTF market incubator program was a true success and benefitted a fortunate group of bourgeoning, cross-Caribbean filmmakers as it focused on series development for television and the web and offered one of a kind mentorship and networking opportunities.
According to incubator manager and mentor Dr Rita Shelton Deverell, “The Caribbean Tales Incubator is an ever-evolving, growth-oriented program. This year we concentrated on sustainable series targeted at the worldwide African/Caribbean Diaspora, rather than one-offs. Popular series are what the industry and audiences demand, and our 8 producers each delivered excellent series products ranging from children’s animation and sci-fi, to drama and documentary.”
The honorees from this year’s incubator program are:
• Winner: Melissa Gomez (Antigua) for the web series “Defining Moments”
• 1st Runner Up: Camille Selvon Abrahams (Trinidad) for the animation series “Magnificent Maggie”
• 2nd Runner Up: Jelani Nias (Canada) for the science fiction drama series “Where Eagles Crawl and Men Fly”