Finding himself stuck in the violent ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, a sympathetic street hustler (Christopher “Johnny” Daley) devises a daring but not-so-clever plan to steal a fancy sports car, right under the owner’s nose, after which things rapidly go downhill… until he finds himself at rock bottom and begins to realize that he has to change in order to fulfill his dreams.
An off beat feature film from Jamaica, that allows us to experience contemporary chaos using a kind of humour and pathos that are both poignant and sad. Director/ Writer, Mary Wells, brings a very different view of a story that focuses on it’s characters and their lives, in a rich, layered, powerful journey, that explores the daily violence and the broken dreams and aspirations of our youth.
Accolades & Reviews
“Best Diaspora Feature” – African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2014
“Festival Programmers Award – Narrative Feature” – Pan African Film Festival 2014
“Audience Award & Special Mention Best Narrative Feature” – CaribbeanTales Showcase 2013
KINGSTON PARADISE – CREDITS
Director: Mary Wells
Jamaica |2013 | Feature | 90 mins | English
Starring: Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley, Munair Zacca, Camille Small, DJ Rock Supreme, Paul Shoucair
Written: by Mary Wells
Produced by: CaribbeanTalesFlix
Full Cast/Crew: IMDB