Renaldo Frederick: Wayne
Renaldo “Red” Frederick has an undying passion to inspire people. He believes that if he can inspire change in anyone, even in the smallest way, he has been successful in his craft. Contributing through platforms in both theatre and film, he seeks to fulfill his purpose by any means necessary. Red continues to sharpen and develop himself to always maintain innovation, creativity and “extra-ordinism” in what he does. “I may not be ready, but until then I’m re_d_.” Renaldo’s recent film credits include the award-winning Pan! Our Music Odyssey and Girlfriends‘ Getaway.
Sophie Wight: Megan
Sophie manages to work both in front of and behind various cameras, magazines, blogs, commercials and events. Sophie appeared in the first season of the television series, The Reef. See more about her (and a bit about her “fabberlus” four-year old daughter) by following @SophieKMW on Twitter and Instagram.
Che Jardine: Mariel
Che was born in the UK in 2005, and moved to Trinidad with her family when she was five. She has always loved drama and continues to do it as an extra curricular activity at school. She also enjoys modern dance and gymnastics, but her real passion is singing!
Alessandra Jardine: Saffrey
Alessandra is a busy six-year old who loves all sorts of extra-curricula activities including painting, gymnastics, ballet, tennis, steelpan, violin and drama. Her interests are countless however she spends a lot of her spare time at home writing stories in her journal, or writing make-believe notes to friends.
Nigel Scott: Narrator
Nigel has been associated with Trinidad Theatre Workshop, founded by Derek Walcott, since 1968. He has acted in several of Walcott’s plays including creating the role of Don Juan in The Joker of Seville. He played Harry Trewe in Pantomime and Odysseus in The Odyssey (staged reading). He has also worked on film projects with Walcott including The Rig and Hart Crane, the latter for PBS television. Other credits include, Serge in Art, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Cassio in Othello. His last acting role was in 2013 when he performed as Theo Van Gogh in Derek Walcott’s O Starry Starry Night, at the Essex University in England, St Lucia and Trinidad. Nigel is also one of this country’s leading documentary narrators and voice-over talents. His credits include Wild T&T and Inward Hunger.
Nickolai Salcedo: Wayne
Nickolai Salcedo is an actor, singer/songwriter, musician and visual artist. Frontman for the band Gyazette that he founded for seven years, Nickolai has also been seen in a wide variety of theatre roles, including his critically acclaimed performance of King Oberon/Duke Theseus at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s 2013 production of A Midsummernight’s Dream. He was most recently seen on stage as the lead in an original rewrite of the Faustian story titled Jab Molassie, directed by Pat Cumper. He plays the title role in docu-drama HERO: The Life and Times of Ulric Cross, directed by award winning director/writer Frances Anne Solomon, which is currently in post-production. He has recently broken out as a solo musician, with an album currently in the studio planning for a release date early in 2016. A storyteller as well as performer, Nickolai is currently working on a multi-media art installation which creates a world and multiple story lines.
Producer/ Director/ Writer: Mariel Brown
Mariel Brown is an award-winning documentary director and founder of the creative and production companies SAVANT Ltd and SAVANT Films. Mariel has written features for various Caribbean magazines. In particular, she has written about writers and artists including: Edwidge Danticat, Ian Harnarine and Rachel Manley. Her documentary features include: The Insatiable Season (2007), The Solitary Alchemist (2010) and Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams (2012). Most recently, her short film: Smallman: The World My Father Made (2013) was picked up for online distribution in the US by Afropop.tv. Mariel’s films have been screened at festivals and special events around the world. She lives and works in Trinidad & Tobago.
Co-Writer: Fernanda Rossi
Fernanda Rossi is an Internationally renowned writer and speaker who has collaborated in more than 500 scripts including two documentaries nominated for the Academy Award®. She has lead training sessions and lectured in more than 12 countries and her book Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Your Documentary Fundraising Demo, 2nd Edition, is, according to industry professionals, the bible on demo production.
Producer: Saffrey Brown
Saffrey’s primary work is in the field of corporate social responsibility, where she is the general manager of a dynamic philanthropic organisation: The Jamaica National Building Society Foundation. As Mariel’s sister and Wayne’s younger daughter, though, she is passionate about bringing Unfinished Sentences to the screen and is lending her formidable fundraising talents, as well as her mighty heart, to the project.
Composer: Cesco Emmanuel
Cesco Emmanuel started playing the guitar at age 13. Currently pursuing his diploma with the Royal Schools of Music, he’s played in various bands since he was 16 – his most successful being Toronto-based Kobo Town. Notable performances include the Montreal Jazz Festival (2007 & 2013), Berlin’s Wassermusik and Nurnberg’s Bardentreffen Festival (2009 & 2012). Cesco also teaches guitar for a living. His latest film scores can be heard on the documentary Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams the documentary short PAN!, A Story about Wendy and Within These Walls.
Director of Photography: Sean Edghill
Sean Edghill has been working as a camera operator since the mid-1990s, and his been the primary cinematographer at SAVANT for a decade. Sean’s current work as Director of Photography includes ongoing television commercials, music videos, narrative shorts and documentary films such as SAVANT’s Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams, The Solitary Alchemist, The Insatiable Season, and most recently, Smallman: The World My Father Made.
Director of Photography: Nadia Huggins
Nadia Huggins is a self-taught photographer from St.Vincent & the Grenadines; her primary focus is documentary and conceptual photography of and about the Caribbean. Her work has been supported in several publications including, ‘Pictures from Paradise: A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography‘, and ‘See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraits from the Caribbean‘. She has exhibited worked in ‘Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions’ in Washington, DC.; ‘Pictures from Paradise‘ at the CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada; and ‘In Another Place, And Here‘ at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada. Huggins is the co-founder of ARC Magazine and is a full-time freelance graphic designer.
Editor: Laura Fong Prosper
Laura Fong Prosper is a film and video cutter with fifteen years of experience in the fields of documentary, fiction, advertising and music video editing. She likes collecting vintage cameras to use in her work and art and mix together analog and digital technologies. Past meets Present meets Future. Videoart and VJing are also part of her professional agenda as a constant need for self expression. Laura has built a broad and solid career on three continents and has worked, exhibited and performed in China, Panama, Cuba and Germany, among other countries.
Costume designer: Lisa Gittens
Lisa Gittens is the design mind behind SewLisa, a womenswear and children’s clothing line based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Born in Canada to an Irish mother and Trinidadian father, Lisa’s influences are disparate. She has an Europeansensibility, enlivened by her love of the Caribbean, and the easy, vibrant spirit of her life there.
She is passionate about being thoughtful in her design process. The fit, finish and function are of equal importance to her as the look of the garment. Lisa is a technician at heart, who thrives on creative collaboration, making movie costuming a perfect fit for her.
Sound designer: David Forshee
David Forshee is a sound editor, sound supervisor, and re-recording mixer living and working in New York City. David has worked on narrative and documentary feature films that have screened in theaters and film festivals around the world including Fort Tilden (SXSW 2014 Grand Jury Award, Orion Pictures), How To Tell You’re a Douchebag (Sundance 2016, BET), Imperium (Lionsgate, 2016), and Trophy (Sundance 2017). David focuses on storytelling through sound to fully realize the creative potential of every project.