“Hero’ accepted for DISCOPRO Pitching Competition


Hero is the untold story of the role played by Caribbean people in the
struggle for African independence, against the veiled but implacable resistance of
the vested interests of Europe and America who were adamant in their refusal to
relinquish their domination on the rich resources of those countries.

Acclaimed international filmmaker, producer and distributor Frances Anne Solomon
and Trinidad and Tobago’s film and TV producer, Lisa Wickham, have joined forces
to produce a documentary-hybrid through a collaboration between Imagine Media
and CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD). Republic Bank of Trinidad and
Tobago is the title sponsor, while other partners include Visual Art and Production
(T&T), Caribbean Atlantic Holdings (Ghana) and The Rudolph Walker Foundation
(UK). The film stars Nickolai Salcedo, British Actors Joseph Marcell and Jimmy
Akinbola, and Ghanaian stars John Dumelo and Prince David Osei.

Solomon and Wickham will be attending DISCOP 2015, and were accepted to pitch
this project as part of the DISCOPRO Pitching Competition at the Sandton
Convention Centre on 4 November, at 11h00.

The film was shot in Ghana, London and Trinidad and Tobago, and is currently in

“We are part of the African family,’ says producer/director Solomon. “Our stories
are an extension of African history and culture, so we are here to build

CTWD will additionally have a Pavillion on Level 0, where it will be displaying a vast
range of Caribbean and African diaspora content.

CTWD will be giving two presentations at the Pavillion:CTWD Presents:
The Incubation Process

4 November from 10h30 to 12h00

CTWD Presents: Extending Africa’s Reach

Co-Production and Distribution opportunities with the Caribbean (and other parts of
the African Diaspora)
5 November from 14h00 to 15h00


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