by Chris Browne
North American Premiere: Screening and talkback with filmmaker
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
GHETT’A LIFE is an “against the odds” action drama set in a politically turbulent inner city community of Kingston. Derrick, a determined inner city teenager struggles to realize his dream of becoming a champion boxer, despite a country, community and family conflicted by a divisive political system.
About the Filmmaker: Chris started his film career nearly twenty-five years ago and has worked on many movies (including Club Paradise, Cool Runnings, How Stella Got her Groove Back, Cocktail) and hundreds of commercials and music videos.
Born in a rural area of Jamaica, Christopher Browne grew up living the simple life; no telephones, no electricity, and no television until he was twelve. He was schooled in Jamaica and later in England.
Browne directed his first feature film, THIRD WORLD COP, in 1999 which he also co-wrote for Palm Pictures. It had its world premier in September at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. The film was released on October 6, 1999 in Jamaica by Palace Amusement. THIRD WORLD COP broke box office records in Jamaica, running for an unprecedented four months. THIRD WORLD COP made more money than THE PHANTOM MENACE and TITANIC in the Caribbean – over 21 million Jamaican dollars. It was distributed internationally by Palm Pictures in Toronto, New York, Miami, and London. (THIRD WORLD COP ran for two months at the Ritzi cinema in Brixton, London.)
“This Palm Pictures production is packed with non-stop action that’ll keep you entertained from start to finish” THE VOICE 28 Feb 2000, London.