Hooray for Caribbean Cinema and shout out to producers Kevin Lewis and Everton Dennis as Hollywoood prepares for the premiere of their new feature film Out The Gate. The film release is officially scheduled for January 13th, 2011 at the Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. I spoke with Kevin Lewis and he sounds excited and expects many of the stars of the film to attend a red carpet event on opening night. The screening will be followed by a special Q & A session with cast and directors. Limited seats will be available to the public.
The urban action/drama stars Paul Campbell (Shottas, First Sunday, Dancehall Queen). You may remember Campbell’s now infamous line from “Dancehall Queen”, “walk and live, talk and bumb&*)_t die!”. Other stars include comedic legend Oliver Samuels (Oliver at Large, The Mighty Quinn), Shelli Boone (Holla), and reggae dancehall artist Everton E-Dee Dennis. Directed by The Village Brothers, a directing duo that consists of R. Steven Johnson and Qmillion in their first joint effort.
The motion picture tells the story of Everton Dennis, (gosh I love a great strong Jamaican name like Everton!) who after a turn of unfortunate events, leaves his home of Jamaica to try and make it in the music business in America. Struggles and perseverance lead to love and success, but it is all threatened when the Don of LA (Paul Campbell) wants his dues. The urban action/drama is also booked for showings at Laemmles Sunset 5 in West Hollywood on January Friday 14th, and Saturday 15th.
The independently financed film was produced by Far I Films under a SAG Indie agreement, and was shot on location in Clarendon, Jamaica and Los Angeles. Exclusive engagements are currently being planned for Jamaica, New York, Toronto, Miami and London. Other cities will also be added.
The energetic reggae and hip-hop soundtrack to the musically driven picture features new and previously recorded music from artists the likes of Beenie Man, Jadakiss, Turbulence, Styles P, Mr Lexx, and more. Qmillion, who has contributed music to many studio pictures including Center Stage 2, The Sweetest Thing, White Men Cant Jump, and The Five Heartbeats, composed the films score.
The films trailer, show times, and more info are available at www.outthegatemovie.com.
Far I Films is a Jamaican and American owned Film Production Company focused on releasing culturally relevant stories that reach beyond borders. Support Caribbean Cinema people!!!!!