by Kia Moses
Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm
From Jamaica, the little island of big dreams, an inner city youth KEMAR has the biggest dream of all – to fly to the moon.
At its core, this is a story that explores dreams bigger than us, what fuels them, what stands in the way of them, their ability to transport us and those around us, if they take FLIGHT.
KIA MOSES BIO: Armed with a suitcase full of ‘banana chips’, Kia left Jamaica to major in Advertising at The School Of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. In 2007 she graduated with Honours, multiple awards and was ranked in the ‘top 100 Advertising Students in the U.S.A.’ After working at ad agencies in New York and London, plus interning for music video director ‘X’, she returned home with a passion to pour everything back into the Jamaican creative industry. Since then, this ‘Imaginationista’ (who clearly also makes up her own words) co-founded TCP Those Creative People and now spends her days switching gears between conceptualizing ideas, creative direction, copywriting and product development for TCP’s own product line – which includes Jamaican greeting cards and ‘One Bag Ah Tings’. After years of writing TV ads, she is excited to finally add screenplay writing and directing to this list. This is her first film. Her hobbies include reading, photography, ballet, and confidently screaming out wrong answers at Jeopardy.
ADRIAN MCDONALD BIO:
Adrian McDonald is a fine arts photographer, film director and calculated risk taker. As a past student of the Media Technology Institute, he has a deep knowledge of the arts and film. His photographic works have been featured in Vogue Italia, screened at the Louvre in Paris and made numerous publications. He currently has an award winning short film, “Cozenage”, which won 4 of 5 eligible awards at the UWI GATFFEST in 2014. He has spent the past four years developing his photography brand ‘Lexonart’, whilst amassing the necessary tools to stimulate his film career. During this time he has released over three short films, ‘Still Human’, ‘New Slaves’ and ‘The Universe’ to his niche audience on various platforms. Throughout his career Adrian has built a reputation for projecting revolutionary art concepts through varying formats whilst embracing core values of humanity.