New York- September 6, 2018
Trinidadian-born, New York based actor/filmmaker Paul Pryce is heading to the Caribbean Tales Film Festival at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will host the World Premiere screening of his latest film, The Deliverer.
Pryce’s The Deliverer is a proof of concept film and will be screened on Saturday September 15 at 9pm at The Royal Cinema, downtown Toronto. The Caribbean Tales Film Festival is a showcase for Caribbean films presented during TIFF from September 5 through 20.
The Deliverer was written and produced by Pryce who also appears in the leading role. His longtime collaborator, Ron Morales directs. Their last film Come Out, Come Out, had its World Premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Pryce is a former model who shot to international attention on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1999 where he won the title “Oprah’s Sexiest Caribbean Man” in a competition judged by Winfrey and other celebrities.
He then moved to New York City, where he gained an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, subsequently working on season one of Marvel’s Jessica Jones before launching Paul Pryce Entertainment to produce his own content.
The Deliverer is inspired by real events. Set in Trinidad, it tells the story of a fisherman who fails to stop a corrupt Government from destroying his village to make way for an oil refinery. He eventually brokers a deal with a drug runner to traffic cocaine and raise the funds to bribe the government into aborting their plan.
This project is being developed into a feature film and television series under the title Serpents Mouth. The series is part of the Caribbean Tales Incubator film lab which allows Caribbean producers to pitch their projects to industry insiders during the Breakfast at TIFF series on Sunday September 9.
Also in development for Pryce is a romantic-drama titled Between Us, a feature film set in New York City and Korea, which is a collaboration with actor/filmmaker Hyojin Park.
Following Toronto, The Deliverer will have its Caribbean premiere at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, followed by its Montreal premiere at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, both later in September.
The Royal Cinema is located at 608 College Street, Toronto, Ontario.
See also –www.thedeliverermovie.com.