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 mainly comprised 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.
Alison Tabois Latchman, serves as CEO and writer at Alycone Animation (pronounced Al-sahy-uh-nee), the studio behind Cabbie Chronicles. At the Anime Caribe Animation and New Media Festival held in Trinidad, November 2010, Cabbie Chronicles won the coveted DEW Best Caribbean Animation Award.
Alison is a classically trained actor who studied performing arts in London, England, and has graced both the stage and television. She has also conducted voice and speech workshops with the Little Theatre Movement, the company behind the Annual Pantomime productions in Jamaica.
Prior to her performing arts training, Alison studied marketing and worked in the banking industry. Since 2005, she has been the Managing Director at Akoben Studios, a creative development services company that she co-owns and operates with her husband, Anieph Latchman, who is its Creative Director. Through Akoben Studios, she writes, produces, and directs radio and television commercials.