CARNIVAL tells the story of an absent mother returning to visit her young daughter. This is a testing time for Rochelle, she has to prove she has moved on from her wild and dangerous past in order to keep her ties to her daughter and build a future for both of them, together.
Whilst at the carnival she meets the man from her past. She cannot afford to mess up this time otherwise she will face the prospect of losing access to her daughter forever. She must decide whether she wants to be a different, responsible mother or go back to her shady past. The choice she makes will determine her child’s future. With a cast of a thousand extras, CARNIVAL unfolds in the vibrant and colourful world of the St Pauls Caribbean Carnival in Bristol.
Director Biography – STUART NAPIER
Stuart Napier is an award winning director and editor. Contributing to a wealth of programmes for BBC and other major broadcasters.
As an editor Stuart has worked on high profile programmes in a variety of genres, from documentaries and dramas to music video. His skills have been recognised internationally, gaining a BAFTA nomination and winning the prestigious Wildscreen Festival Award for editing.
Stuart’s skills allowed him to expand his horizons further by moving into directing. His documentary Wacky Racers won the West of England Royal Television Society award.
His earlier short film Little White Lies starring Christine Bottomley(Peterloo) and Joe McFadden( Holby City and Strictly winner) was screened at Festivals around the World and was shortlisted for BAFTA.
Carnival was made to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St Paul’s Carnival in Bristol, United Kingdom. It was filmed on location over the carnival weekend.