Horror film “3 Line” set to thrill Film Festival fans in Trinbago

Samara Lallo who plays Candice in the upcoming, locally produced thriller '3 Line'.

Trinidad and Tobago’s first feature length thriller/supernatural horror film, “3 Line” will make its public debut at the 2011 T&T Film Festival on September 27th with a repeat showing on October 3rd.

A true Trinbagonian product with worldwide appeal, 3 Line was produced, shot and marketed in Trinidad and Tobago, by young directors Mikkell Khan and Christopher Anthony Din Chong who are also graduates of UWI’s Film Programme. The fictional movie follows the story of six friends being preyed upon by a family of sadists as they shoot an investigative documentary in a quaint rural fishing village.

The upcoming thriller boasts a unique cast of established names in the local acting fraternity as well as some fresh faces and upcoming talents in the art form such as Che Rodriguez, Conrad Parris, Tiva Lee Samaru, Jeanine Lee Kim, Samara Lallo, Kirk Budhooram, RomanoProverb Ragoonathsingh, Jesus Thomas and Nicholas Attin.

3 Line star Conrad Parris onstage during one of his many theatrical performances

Veteran stage and screen personality Conrad Parris referred to his experience in the filming of 3 Line as fast-paced, tight and exhilarating and lauded the creative and professional efforts of Khan and Din Chong and the positive working synergy of his cast mates during this venture. According to Parris, “If I had only one thing to take away from working on this film, it would be learning from Che. From workshop to scene, there was always some nugget you’d get from him to put in your arsenal”.

Energetic actress Samara Lallo truly embraced her time working on the 3 Line set and shared that although the project was fun, it challenged her in her craft and allowed her to utilize real life scenarios as emotional triggers for her character’s evolution in the film. Lallo, who is currently receiving training from foreign acting coaches, also expressed her belief that there is a need for more local writers and directors to experiment and dabble in different genres of film and for the public to perceive anything that is created and produced by a T&T national as local content.

This particular film will not only display a wealth of home-grown talent but additionally showcase T&T’s historical and folkloric culture in a familiar, contemporary scenario. Most notably, such a production can break new grounds for locally produced films, globally.

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