by Rommel Hall
Preview Night One: Monday, March 14th | 6:30 p.m. | George Washington House
Barbados | 2011 | Mockumentary | 24 mins | English | PG
Sailbourne Entertainment (a European film production company) selects the Jones family to be the subject of their documentary: Life and Times in the Caribbean. It requires that a camera crew follow the family around for six days after which the family will receive $10,000 US. Irving (the patriarch of the family) signs the contract to do the show against Angela’s (his wife) wishes. Now, Irving, Angela, Tracy (their 17-year-old daughter) and Nathan (their 10-year-old son) have to coexist while the camera crew films their every move.
Keeping Up with the Joneses is a Barbadian sitcom with international flavour. It shows how a regular family deals with its day-to-day issues and aims to provide a highly entertaining package from which morals and values can be extracted from each episode.
About the Filmmaker
In 2003, Rommel Hall founded the performing arts company Jesus Army Productions. Through Jesus Army Productions he has been given the opportunity to write, produce and direct many award-winning skits and stage plays including The Must Have Trade Expo, Bad Friday and Trapped in an Elevator — the latter receiving a silver award and selected as the Best Directed Piece at the 2007 National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA).
In 2009, Rommel launched his own media production business: Hall-e-wood Productions.