African Diaspora Film Series, 2014
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored By: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Campus Auxiliary Services, Department of Black Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, The Center for International Programs, The Dorsky Museum, Theatre Arts Department, Office of Academic Affairs
Location: Lecture Center 100
Contact: Dr. La Tasha A. Brown, x2771, email@example.com
Please join us Wednesday, February 12th at 5 p.m. in Lecture Center 100 for a screening and discussion with acclaimed filmmaker and visual artist, Storm Saulter.
Storm Saulter was born in Negril, Jamaica, he received formal film training at The Los Angeles Film School graduating in 2001 with a focus in Cinematography and Editing. His commercial clients include companies such as ROOTS Canada, Red Bull, Nestle, Red Stripe Beer, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Canada, Sandals Resorts International, Martha Stewart, and The Hilton. His images have appeared in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and Trace magazine.
Some of the visuals you may be familiar with include videos for Wayne Marshall and Mavado's "My Heart", Tarrus Riley's "Shaka Zulu Pickney" and the Weeknd's "Wicked Games.
Critics have recognized his award winning film Better Mus’ Come as heralding a new movement of independent filmmaking throughout the Caribbean.
Saulter is the co-founder of New Caribbean Cinema (www.newcaribbeancineam.com), a pioneering effort to showcase the next generation of talented Caribbean filmmakers through the use of “communal filmmaking” as a means of creating World class documentary and narrative works. He recently produced New Caribbean Cinema’s RING DI ALARM! Alongside co-founder Michelle Serieux.
Saulter received the 2011 Jamaica Gleaner Honour Award for his work in developing Jamaica’s Film Industry. The Jamaica Observer has named him one of his country’s most influential people and in 2012 he was identified by the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica as one of the 50 under fifty business leaders shaping Jamaica’s future.