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.
‘Unfinished Sentences’ is her first film.
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.