Movie buffs will be treated to “a visually rich, action thriller” from here in the Caribbean.
Shot entirely on location in Trinidad by an all Trinidadian cast and crew, Escape Form Babylon is the second movie by producer Nicholas Anthony Attin, who also wrote and directed the film.
“It tells the story of Randolph Briggs, an ex-cop turned taxi driver working the night shift in the capital city of Port-Of-Spain. Although drummed out of the Police Force for unjust reasons he continues to watch over the city he once protected all the while a Serial Killer posing as another Taxi Driver prowls the night in search of his victims. An explosive clash between these two is nothing but inevitable,” a release stated.
[It] was shot over a three month period from July – September, 2012 and features a cast of the best young actors and actresses from Trinidad and Tobago.
Little Boy Blue and Escape From Babylon are two feature films made in just a little over two years by Attin who has been involved in filmmaking for the past six years. It was only just a few short years prior to founding A Runaway Colony when he was on a different pathway studying to become an Architect.
“It was either chance or destiny when he was invited to visit a local film set in Trinidad that made him change his career path completely. ‘It’s true what they say about the magical power of movies. I quickly realised why stop at just designing buildings when I could create whole worlds from my imagination!”
“In 2011 just a few months after making his directorial debut, Little Boy Blue, he was invited to attend the Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Market Programme headed by Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution CEO Frances-Anne Solomon. It was here that he was given the tremendous opportunity to learn more about film marketing and distribution as well as attend the Toronto International Film Festival where he also established contacts with some of the biggest names in the industry.
“Little Boy Blue which tells the story of Bill, a troubled art teacher who becomes the victim of paranormal disturbances after confiscating a strange pendant from an orphaned student, has been well received by audiences in Toronto, Argentina, Barbados, Belize and Trinidad. In 2012 he signed a deal with Caribbean Tales to distribute the film to greater audiences worldwide.
“Attin has often remarked, ‘I understand that my job is to make great films. That’s why I treat the relationships I develop with distributors with great care and respect. We share two halves of one very tough job which is to get the film in front of as much people as possible. I will always be willing to work with any distributor because I also understand how challenging their job is when it comes to showing my movies to the world.”
The release described Attin as “an extremely talented, hard working and tenacious person”, who “will not let any challenge stand in his way of becoming one of the most successful Filmmakers in the world.
“Creating is my life, the creation is my love and people who I encounter with the same passions are all my kin… See you at the movies!” Attin said.
The movie premiers next Wednesday at Olympus Theatres at 8 p.m.