Shot entirely on location in downtown Kingston, the production breaks new ground as Jamaica’s first noir thriller.
While the film continues in the successful tradition of Jamaican urban dramas such as The Harder They Come, Dancehall Queen and Third World Cop, Kingston Paradise employs a unique visual style along with unexpected plot elements.
A hustler’s journey into chaos to steal a car and his lady friends dream for peace from a painting, forces a crime that changes their lives forever.
An off beat feature film from Jamaica, that allows us to experience contemporary chaos using a kind of humour and pathos that are both poignant and sad. Director/ Writer, Mary Wells, brings a very different view of a story that focuses on it’s characters and their lives, in a rich, layered, powerful journey, that explores the daily violence and the broken dreams and aspirations of our youth.
The film is the first feature by Jamaican filmmaker Mary Wells
Starring Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley, Munair Zacca, Camille Small, DJ Rock Supreme, Paul Shoucair
Written & Directed by Mary Wells