Caribbean Movies Now Available On Newly Launched PAVILION+ Platform

Written by: Nekisha Neicy Cyrus

Amidst the Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations taking place month, FILMCO & PAVILION+ is giving Caribbean film lovers something more to celebrate as they can now enjoy an expansive catalogue and slate of original films and guess what, it’s FREE. Yes, we said for FREE!

FILMCO, the Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago is a distribution platform designed to give filmmakers in Trinidad & Tobago and the wider Caribbean who are part of the FILMCO collaborative the opportunity to monetize their content through licensing and distribution. The strong and vibrant membership organization’s core areas of focus are the distribution of films and television series, management of the annual Trinidad & Tobago film festival, and industry-specific professional development and training.

Viewers throughout the Caribbean diaspora across the US, UK, and Canada can now access a slew of films across a range of genres, such as documentaries, classic Caribbean films, action movies, thrillers, student films, and so much more. Check out the list below of some of the FILMCO’s film features you can enjoy:

  1. The Cutlass (featured video) – inspired by true events, The Cutlass tells the story of a young woman who falls into the grasp of a dangerous sociopath. Completely isolated in the tropical wilderness of Trinidad, she has no other choice but to muster the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her abductor. Directed by Darisha J. Beresford, the film’s stellar performances and excellent cinematography will keep you guessing until the end.
  2. Pendulum – follows Luther, the CEO of a major software company in Trinidad who has a stalker intent on doing him harm. He calls in Ryan, an old friend and former soldier who is battling with post-traumatic stress disorder, to protect him. Ryan tracks down the stalker and is forced to kill him, but in so doing, makes a shocking discovery.
  3. Bim– a classic Caribbean film (1974) written by Raoul Pantin and directed by Hugh A. Robertson, which follows a young Bheem Singh who is sent to live with his aunt in Port of Spain after his father’s death. Bullied at school and abused at home, he runs away and begins a life of petty crime that eventually catches up with him.
  4. If you’re into documentaries, Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams explores in-depth the life and legacy of Dr. Eric Eustace Williams. The first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Williams was a complex and controversial Caribbean figure, best known for leading Trinidad and Tobago to Independence in 1962 and for his seminal and once-controversial book, ‘Capitalism and Slavery’.

There’s so much more making the FILMCO’s curated list and selection of films on PAVILION+ and this is just a taste of what’s to come. You can also access FILMCO content on the PAVILION+ website or via the Roku Channel for free, supported by ads.

Sources include: https://tt.loopnews.com, https://filmco.org

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