Yardie is a 2018 British crime drama film directed by Idris Elba, in his feature directorial debut, and starring Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Sheldon Shepherd, and Everaldo Creary. It is based on the novel of the same name by Jamaican-born writer Victor Headley. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In February 2018, the first trailer to the film and a poster was released
Directed by Femi Oyeniran, Nicky Slimting Walker. With Shone Romulus, Adam Deacon, Karen Bryson, Selva Rasalingam. Prequel the the successful 2016 film
THE INTENT 2: THE COME UP centres on Jay (Ghetts) who has big dreams; but his ambitions are crippled by his allegiance to both his crew and Hackney crime boss Beverley (Sharon Duncan-Brewster). Jay sets about laying the foundations for his own organised crime ring with the help of Mustafa (Adam Deacon)
Rude Boy The Jamaican Don
Julius, a young man who has his eyes set on becoming a famous deejay like Bob Marley, is desperate for a chance to go to L.A. and further his music career. Julius agrees to become a drug mule for Jamaican Crime lord Crown and his henchman Gargon in exchange for a passport and visa. Once in L.A. and trying to go straight Julius is still struggling and excepts a job as a hit-man for the drug lord Biggs. Before long, he finds himself immersed in a world and crime and is caught up in a war between the Jamaican gangs and the L.A. gangs without any hope of escape.
The Harder They Come 1972
The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, and starring Jimmy Cliff. The film is most famous for its reggae soundtrack that is said to have "brought reggae to the world".
Enormously successful in Jamaica, the film also reached the international market and has been described as "possibly the most influential of Jamaican films and one of the most important films from the Caribbean"
Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin is a poor Jamaican man in search of a job. He leaves his rural home after his grandmother dies to live with his impoverished mother in Kingston. He meets Jose, who takes him to see Django, a Spaghetti Western. Excited by urban life, he tries to get work but fails. He finally gets a job with a preacher, he also takes a broken bicycle frame and rebuilds it into a working bicycle, and uses it to run errands for a record producer. He gets into trouble with the preacher after he used his church for secular songs. After being fired by preacher he returned to the house to collect his bicycle, that preacher had now officially given to Ivan's colleague, the two fight after he refuses to give Ivan the cycle; Ivan slashes him with a knife, a crime for which he is sentenced to a whipping.
Ivan interests the record producer in a song he writes and performs, "The Harder They Come", but he only gets $20 for it. He dreams of stardom, but the stranglehold the producer has on the music industry condemns Ivan to work for a pittance. Eventually Jose offers him an opportunity dealing marijuana, moving the drug from the country to the city on a motorbike. When Ivan complains about the pay and conditions, Jose informs on him to the police. On his next trip, when a policeman tries to flag Ivan to stop, he panics and shoots the officer.
Next, Ivan meets a woman in a hotel. While he is in bed with her, the police surround the room and try to capture him. He shoots his way out, killing three officers. On the run, he returns to shoot and wound the girl he slept with, believing she and Jose betrayed him. He then finds Jose and pursues him, shooting at him, but Jose escapes.
Ivan returns to the countryside, but the police catch up with him, leading to another shootout and escape. Ivan seeks support from his drug-dealer friends, who help him hide out. The policeman leading the search cracks down on the drug trade, telling the dealers he will not relax the pressure until they give Ivan up. Meanwhile, the record producer re-releases Ivan's song, which rapidly becomes a hit because of Ivan's notoriety. Enamoured of his new fame, Ivan has photographs of himself made holding two guns in gangster poses, and he sends them to the press. He also steals a flashy car and drives it around a golf course.
One dealer friend advises Ivan to escape to Cuba. Seeing the ship he hoped to escape on leaving, Ivan swims out towards the speeding vessel. However, he cannot grab onto the ladder dangling off the side, and he opens his eyes to find himself beached ashore.
Ivan sleeps in the shade of a tree then awakens, alerted to the presence of policemen with rifles. He exchanges shots with the police while imagining himself being watched by an excited, applauding audience, just like the one he had watched Django with. Out of bullets, he comes out and challenges the police to draw. The police shoot him many times, and he drops. The film ends abruptly, cutting to a shot of a woman's torso gyrating to the sound of Ivan's song over the creditsJimmy Cliff as Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin
Janet Bartley as Elsa
Carl Bradshaw as Jose
Ras Daniel Heartman as Pedro
Basil Keane as Preacher
Bob Charlton as Hilton
Winston Stona as Detective Ray Jones
Franco Nero (archive footage) as Django
Leslie Kong in a mostly non speaking role as the Record Producer
Prince Buster in a cameo role (DJ at Dance)[
A young American couple crash-lands their plane in Jamaica. A fisherman rescues them and leads them away from the authorities, who have fabricated a story about the plane, involving drug and arms smuggling by the CIA, to gain popularity in an upcoming electionDirector: Dickie Jobson
Writers: Dickie Jobson (original story)
Roots Time Movie
Roots Time is the story of "Jah Bull" and "Baboo", two Rastafarians that sell LP records in an old colorful car field for the villages within Jamaica. By chance "Farmer Roots," his favorite...Director: Silvestre Jacobi
Writer: Silvestre Jacobi
Stars: Llewelyn Samuda, Woolton Harrison, Louis Christie |
Smile Orange is a 1976 satirical film set in Jamaica. It follows the day-to-day life of Ringo, played by Carl Bradshaw, a smooth-talking waiter and con-man. The film explores the tourism industry in the Caribbean and seems to suggest there are similarities to slavery in that industry.
The film was directed by Trevor D. Rhone, who also wrote the play on which it is based, and was produced by Edward Knight. The movie stars Bradshaw, Glenn Morrison, and Stanley Irons.
Glory to Gloriana
Created by Television Jamaica
Directed by Tony Jenkins
to Gloriana is a 2006 Jamaican movie about the trials and tribulations of one woman, hotelier "Gloria" Eugennie Carroll Minto. The inspirational movie is based on the first half of her autobiography, Gloria to Gloriana. The movie is directed by little known local director Tony Jenkins, and produced by Salt Oil Green Production inc. tells the story of how one woman despite many setbacks and sacrifices is able to overcome her modest upbringing and life circumstances through hard work, determination, and ambition. In the backdrop of the lushness of Jamaica's foliage and its beautiful streams and waterfalls is a story of hard work, debt, adultery, domestic violence, and love triangles
Shottas is a 2002 Jamaican crime film about two young men who participate in organized crime in Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida. It stars Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell and Louie Rankin and was written and directed by Cess Silvera. Despite its low budget, the distribution of an unfinished bootleg made it a cult favourite long before its official limited release in the United States by Triumph Films and Destination Films in 2006.roduced by Jennifer Farrell
Helen Yu Leseberg (Production Counsel)
Antonio Piedra (uncredited line producer)
Written by Cess Silvera
Cinematography Cliff Charles
Edited by Danny Saphire
Distributed by Triumph Films
A young Rasta musician falls in love with the gospel-singing daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, meeting her as they both sign up for a music contest in which the winner will get twenty thousand US dollars and a record deal. When they start falling in love her father forbids her from seeing him because he wants her to marry a church member. They face overcoming the preacher's disapproval as well as battling a corrupt record producerDirected by Rick Elgood
Produced by Nik Powell
Written by Trevor D. Rhone
Distributed by Blue Dolphin Film Distributors
September 7, 2003 (Toronto Film Festival)
Dancehall Queen (1997) Official Full Movie
Wally Badarou Cinematography by
Louis Mulvey Film Editing by
Suzanne Fenn Production Design by
Rick Elgood Costume Design by
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Kwesi Dickson ... first assistant director