Storm Saulter is a writer, cinematographer, visual artist, and film
director. He was born in Negril, Jamaica and received formal film
training at The Los Angeles Film School graduating in 2001. His commercial clients include companies such as ROOTS Canada, Red Bull, Red Stripe Beer, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Canada, Sandals Resorts International, Martha Stewart and The Hilton. His images have appeared in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and Trace. Storm has exhibited his experimental films at The Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Art Basel, The Caribbean Biennial, National Biennial of Jamaica, Berlin Art Fair, ARCO, and LOOP Barcelona.
Storm wrote, directed, edited, and was Cinematographer for his first feature film “Better Mus’ Come”. The film was awarded the Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and has been recognized as heralding a new movement of independent filmmaking throughout the Caribbean.
Saulter is also a Founder of New Caribbean Cinema. A pioneering effort to showcase the next generation of talented Caribbean filmmakers through the creation of uncompromising Short Films and Documentaries.
Saulter received the 2011 Jamaica Gleaner Honour Award for his work in developing Jamaica’s Film Industry. The Jamaica Observer has named Storm one of his country’s most influential people.
Recently, we had the opportunity to interview live from Kingston, Jamaica. During our conversation Storm shares a number of things including how his has been family supportive of his creativity, his involvement with his parents in a film festival at a young age, how he got into the Los Angeles Film School, receiving mentorship from Director X, how “Better Mus Come” came into being, that this is the first film for the principal actors in the film and the time that was spent to get the best of out them, the marketing of the film and the great response that it has received, state of film production in the Caribbean, his vision for “Better Mus Come” and his message for Black men.
“Better Mus’ Come” Official Trailer
“Better Mus’ Come” will have it’s Toronto premier in collaboration with Caribbean Tales Worldwide at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lighthouse on Saturday, February 4, 2012 and Sunday, February 5, 2012 as part of TIFF’s “Music, Magic, Clash: New Voices in the African Diaspora” series at the TIFF Bell Lighthouse. For ticket information, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/yhtlTJ
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