Research

The development phase is where it all starts. At Caribbean Filmcom we understand how vital this process is to a successful project. Having the right facts and data is important to us. We do this by seeking out experts, desk research, online research, focus groups and many more methods. When the information is obtained we can set up the basis for a concept, together with you. Based on the proposal, a script will be developed. Watch your creative vision come to life.

In addition to research and development for clients, Caribbean Filmcom also develops its own film projects.

Our documentaries ‘Yamada’ starring Grupo Serenada and ‘Mundu Mistiko’ Tony Monsanto both had it’s premiere at Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018. For distribution or screenings please feel free to contact us.

 

Documentary ‘Yamada’ starring Grupo Serenada – 2018

Sharelly Emanuelson | Curaçao | 2018 | doc | color | DCP | 85′ | Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish |

Synopsis
In 1977 an unexpected musical marriage occurred between a local Youth Rock Band and Church Choir. 40 years later, this band (Serenada) has stuck to its vows and still strives to preserve traditional Papiamentu songs under the leadership of Harry. Musical and private spheres are intertwined as the documentary reveals the personal and collective motives for committing to cultural preservation.

Screenings
Premiere April 2018: Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Local film screenings: The Movies Curaçao May 2018


Crew
Initiator: Curaçao Filmboard Foundation
Production company: Caribbean Filmcom
Camera & Director: Sharelly Emanuelson


Producent: Michel Drenthe
Original music: Grupo Serenada
Producers: Michel Drenthe, Robin Amatmoestar


Editor: Pim Gelevert
Graphic Design: Stevenson Lacroes
Sound Design: Ed van Baaren

Documentary ‘Mundu Mistiko’ arte di Tony Monsanto – 2018

Felix Rene DE ROOY | Curaçao | 2018 | doc | color | DCP | 55′ | Dutch, German, Papiamentu |

Synopsis
”I TRY TO VISUALIZETHIS LABYRINTH OF MULTIPLE WORLDS, THIS BAROQUE THEATRE WITH ITS LAYERED AND COMPLEX REALITIES………
THE ALLEGORICAL VISUAL LANGUAGE OF THE TRAUMAS AND HORRORS OF OUR PRESENT DAY GLOBAL SOCIETY…………
Tony Monsanto, Curaçao 2011

Cinematographic portrait of visual artist Tony Monsanto. Born on Curaçao in 1946 into a family of Suriname parents, Monsanto grew up in the Netherlands where he studied at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and later architecture at the Technical University Delft. Since returning to Curaçao, he worked full time as an artist. His work, characterized by a brilliant mastery of classical western painting techniques, contains both direct and discreet references to Caribbean legends and Afro-Caribbean traditions. It incorporates contemporary environmental and social issues dealing with the complexity of Caribbean identity and reality.

The documentary explores his life and work, philosophy of life, and social criticism. Family and friends talk about the artist, who passed away in 2014, and accompany the viewer on a journey through the ‘Mundo Mistiko’, the mystical world created by Tony Monsanto.

Screenings
Premiere April 2018: Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam


“WE ARE STILL IN AN AMBIVALENT PURIFICATION PROCESS TO LIBERATE OURSELVES FROM THE POST COLONIAL DISEASES OF CORRUPTION, DEPENDENCE, RACIAL PREDJUDICES TOWARDS THE OTHER AND OURSELVES AND A SEEMINGLY INCURABLE SENSE OF INFERIORITY”
Tony Monsanto, Curaçao 2011

Crew
Production company: Caribbean Filmcom
Director: Felix de Rooy


Producent: Michel Drenthe
Director of Photography: Kirk Claes


Editor, Graphics & Sound Design: Kirk Claes
Producers: Michel Drenthe, Robin Amatmoestar