Bajan film to hit UK screens

A behind-the-scenes shot from the Camouflage set. (GPs)

Barbadian film director Jonathan Temple is gearing up for the United Kingdom première of the locally produced series Camouflage.

The pilot episode of the dramatic thriller shot and filmed in Barbados will be screened before a private audience at the Barbados High Commission in Great Russel Street, London, on January 13.

The screening is facilitated with the support of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) and Tourism Development Corporation (TDC), as well as the British High Commission.

Temple, the film-maker responsible for creating Camouflage, eyes the screening as a promising avenue with the capacity to propel the talents of Barbadian film-makers onto the international stage.

DIRECTOR OF CAMOUFLAGE Jonathan Temple says he wants the series to be a platform for investment in Barbadian talent. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

“The primary objective of this strategic move is to showcase Camouflage to a diverse spectrum of industry influencers, including financiers, actors, producers, and various stakeholders within the global filming community,”  Temple said.

“The venture aims to spotlight the richness of Barbadian culture, unveiling the exquisite locations, the sheer talent of local actors, musicians, and a plethora of personalities who bring depth and vibrancy to the silver screen.”

Camouflage, starring Temple, Kyle Pinder, and O’Neil M. Smith, follows a man who is violently robbed by two young men, but they are unaware their victim is heavily connected and the consequences of this attack threaten their lives. The situation spirals from danger to fatal when the victim’s father and his crew start to hunt the perpetrators.

In a concept dating back to 2014, Camouflage would develop through several rewrites and funding from the NCF and the TDC in the years to come. An odyssey that culminated with a private screening at Olympus Theatres on February 10 last year.

On that day, Temple humorously described the film as “garbage” and said he was happy the launch took place last year instead, allowing the time to meet a focused and supportive team, who were able to bring the film to the level that it is now. (JRN)


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