Bruk Out: How Caribbean Film Can Reach a Global Audience

Bruk Out: How Caribbean Film Can Reach a Global Audience
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Date: October 01 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Diversity in the film industry has been a hot button topic in the last few years, whether it’s being stirred up by the #OscarsSoWhite controversy or numerous films which have been accused of whitewashing various characters. With all this attention on the subject, how can Caribbean filmmakers—or filmmakers of any region or cultural background whose stories have been misrepresented and marginalized—get a foot in the door to tell vital stories about themselves, their region and its diaspora, one of the most culturally diverse regions on Earth? Beyond that, how can they reach a global audience eager for these stories? Our panelists are braving this new terrain, and will help us break down this topic in this 90-minute workshop. They’re going to help us figure out how to hack the system.


Robert A. Maylor | Founder and CEO, Mental Telepathy Pictures, former Director of International Sales, Magnolia Pictures

Juliana Hernandez | Business Manager, TimeWarner OneFifty

Lucas Leyva | Co-Founder, Borscht Corporation

Jordan Mattos | Director of Programming and Acquisitions, IndiePix Films