11:21 AM – SUNDAY 28TH JAN – OCHO RIOS – “BULLY” (20 mins) BY GABRIELLE BLACKWOOD
Bully is a UNICEF Jamaican short film, shot and directed by Gabrielle Blackwood, based on a true story of a young Jamaican girl, abused by her father and bullied at school until driven to the point of self-harm.
Gabrielle is a Jamaican Director/ Cinematographer who has shot and directed short films, documentaries and commercials in both Jamaica and New Zealand. Her short film 'Grave Digger' won the Geoff Evans Award for Excellence in Screen Production in New Zealand in 2011 and was screened at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, the Havana International Film Festival, the Festival Ile Courts in Mauritius, the Chinese Caribbean Film Festival, the Bermuda International Film Festival and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. Her feature documentary ‘Denis’ which was screened and nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival and was also screened in Brooklyn NY. She also shot 'The Incursion' which has gone on to win Best Documentary Short at the 2017 LA Film & Script Film Fest, recognised at the IMPACT Doc Awards and will be shown at the 2018 Pan African Film Festival.
Born in Jamaica, Gabrielle who has her Masters and Post Grad Dip. in Screen Production from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a BA (Hons) in Media & Communication from the University of the West Indies, currently freelances and resides in Kingston as a Director and Cinematographer and is the President of the Jamaica Film & Television Association (JAFTA).