When a desperate fisherman’s hunger strike fails to stop a corrupt Government from destroying his village, he brokers a deal with a mysterious drug runner to traffic cocaine to save his home.
The Deliverer is a proof of concept short film currently screening at international film festivals. This project was a 2017 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Finalist and is currently being developed into a feature length film.
Joseph Chike; a fisherman on a hunger strike, leads his family and a handful of villagers in a failed protest of an oil refinery threatening to displace them off their ancestral land. One evening out at sea, Joseph rescues a wounded drug runner; Shane Khan near an old oil rig and hides him in the village.
When a corrupt government official suggests that Joseph pay her a bribe to save his home, he accepts Shane’s prior offer to traffic cocaine cross the rough waters of Serpents Mouth; a perilous 7 miles of sea separating Trinidad and Venezuela, to raise the cash.
After Joseph and Shane oust rival cartels and secure impunity from the police the village cartel expands as does Shane’s greed for money and power. After much loss and bloodshed, the survival of the fishing village lies in the balance and Joseph must find the courage to confront Shane and deliver the village from Shane’s grasp.
PAUL PRYCE - Actor/WRITER/PRODUCER/Co-Director
Notable Television credits as an actor include Netflix originalseries Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Unforgettable (A+E). Theatre:Hamlet with Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti; Yale Repertory Theatre, Pericles; Prince of Tyre and Julius Caesar. As a writer producer his debut film; Come Out, Come Out (World Premiere; Cannes Short Film Corner 2017). His feature length screenplay for The Deliverer was a shortlisted finalist at the 2017 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab. An alum of the Yale School of Drama. Paul was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.
Filmography (IMDb): S0.CI3.TY, Unforgettable, Jessica Jones, Snapshots, Missing
RON MORALES - Co-DIRECTOR
Ron’s debut feature film was SANTA MESA (starring Oscar- winner Melissa Leo). His sophomore feature film GRACELAND won an audience award from Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Best Narrative Feature Award from San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012. GRACELAND was one of five films shortlisted forAcademy Award “Best Foreign Film” at the Academy of thePhilippines and distributed by Drafthouse Films in 2013.
Filmography IMDb: Santa Mesa, Graceland, Come Out Come Out, The Follower
LISA WICKHAM - PRODUCER
Lisa is the President & CEO of Imagine Media International Ltd. She is a producer-director of film, television, online, commercials and live events across the Caribbean, Europe, North America and Africa. She is the host of the Caribbean Entertainment TV show The E-Zone which has been aired in 20 Caribbean countries, in Canada on Omni 1 and in the US on Centric/BET J. Film credits include Home Again, Girlfriends Getaway and Hero Film (The Ulric Cross Story). Lisa has 40 years of experience in the media industry having entered as a child star. www.imaginemediatt.com
“… (We) find the thrilling world & layered characters Paul has envisioned exciting… Joseph is a compelling character, as are the extraordinary circumstances he finds himself in…”
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"This was an enjoyable read and there’s a lot to like about this script. Strong dialogue, interesting story based on true events, high stakes, continuous conflict, well-crafted scene descriptions, strong theme representation and a tragic protagonist. The writer is definitely knowledgeable in all aspects of this culture(music, food, traditions, language). I felt completely immersed in this world."
Austin Film Festival (2018)
"This is a complex story on many levels – character, plot, setting, and politics in a richly painted, unique world."
Academy Nicholl Writing Fellowship (2018)
"There are so few projects that could truly be great whether they end up as indie or studio pictures, and the fact that you’re straddling both worlds famously will open more doors for you as you seek partners."
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (2018)