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The Jamaicans (action drama – feature)

After a brutal Haitian defeat, Oliver Cromwell’s desperate troops changed course for Spanish occupied Jamaica. This is the true story of the five year war that followed the English invasion, where Juan de Bola’s army of farmers, hunters and families, made the land their strongest weapon.

Funding Allocation: The US$28k crowdfund is for early development to secure above the line crew (Director, Producer, Director of Photography), fund location research, shooting script and budget. The original script is inspired by Jamaican author, VS Reid’s 1976 novel, ‘The Jamaicans’, for which we have an option.

The Jamaicans

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About Us

Marie JamesIn 2021, I achieved finalist in the inaugural Writers Lab UK and Ireland script development programme. Supported by Birds’ Eye View, New York Women in Film and Television and BFI Network. I am currently being mentored to develop, Great Swingford (series), a modern tale of English identity. My career began when I directed ‘Eazy Riders’, a short documentary for Channel 4 Television. This was followed by ‘Mesh’, a 35mm drama funded by Kodak, which I wrote and directed.

Following a successful Writing Residency at East 15 Acting School, I wrote two plays: ’The Sentence’, staged in Corbett Theatre and, ‘The Coggeshall Quads’, broadcast on BBC radio. My career then segued into digital media and I spent nine years as an Online Producer in Channel 4 Television. In 2018 I worked as an Associate Producer on the Netflix feature, ‘The Sky is Pink’ starring Priyanka Chopra. This experience cemented my decision to focus fully on writing and drama.

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