by Alison Tabois Latchman
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Jamaica | 2010 | Animation Short | 5 mins | English | G
Cabbie Chronicles is an animated farce about a cab driver navigating the absurd complexities of modern Jamaican life.
The series is made up of 26, 11-minute episodes comprising mainly of five to six minute shorts. It chronicles situations that may occur on any given day in Jamaica while Cabbie himself provides sporadic irreverent commentary, verbal or otherwise. The stories presented encompass people and experiences from all walks of life and from varied perspectives, sometimes embellished to expose the comedic element.
Cabbie, a.k.a. Delly, has old school sensibilities and little tolerance for indiscipline, stupidity and the general moral decline he sees taking place. Supporting Cabbie in the series is his loving, patient, church-going wife, Eula; Tanya Chung, Cabbie’s “hottie hottie baby modda”; a fellow taxi driver, Stoosh Puss, who is the total opposite of Cabbie — a reprobate; and, Officer Smith, a.k.a. Taxman, a policeman who is the bane of every taximan’s existence on the road.
About the Animator
Alison Tabois Latchman is CEO and writer at Alycone Animation and co-owner of Akoben Studios, a creative development services company where she writes, produces, and directs radio and television commercials. She studied performing arts in London, England, and is a classically trained actor who and has graced both the stage and television. She has conducted voice and speech workshops with the Little Theatre Movement, the company behind the Annual Pantomime productions in Jamaica.
Cabbie Chronicles won the coveted DEW Best Caribbean Animation Award at the Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival, Trinidad in 2010.