The movie – “Diary of A Badman” which won best narrative feature film at last year’s Jamaica Film Festival through JAMPRO, will host a private Movie Premiere/ launch on March 30th at the Carib Cinema in Kingston, Jamaica and in the Cayman Islands. The film has secured a theatrical run in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands under the Palace Amusement Cinema Company. The movie will be released March 30, 2016. The film will be touring in major cities throughout the US, Canada, and London. Starting with NYC on April 7th and then London May 26th.
Synopsis: He was her assignment. She became his diary. Detective Simone Williams, a Jamaican immigrant to the US, dreamt of working undercover on a high profile case. She finally gets her chance to go undercover in an attempt to catch a notorious drug dealer; Winston Bailey aka Bucky. She falls victim to his charming personality; compromising her assignment. Lines begin to blur as she gets in deeper. Over time, Williams develops a close bond with Bailey, and their loyalties are put to the ultimate test. The director; Diemiruaya Deniran, calls this film the Cleopatra Jones, meets Donnie Brasco and much more. What makes the film so unique is it gives the outlook on the entire undercover cop movie in a revitalizing way by flipping the switch from the cliché male cop role by having a female play the role. The New Yorker also stated that ‘Women of African descent usually don’t acquire these opportunities; with ‘Diary of A Bad Man’ it changes that status quo.’
The film consists of cast members mostly of Jamaican and African American descent; Jacinth Sutphin; Actress, Model, and Writer who was born and raised in St. Mary, Jamaica (Richmond), who plays the lead role of an undercover detective as Simone Williams. Prior to the film she moved to the states to pursue her acting career and was very enthused to come back to her country of birth to showcase her work in the acting and film industry. Douglas A. Robbs plays the role of Winston Bailey aka “Bucky” who is the target for the undercover operation. Douglas is a Crown Heights Brooklyn native; who really loves the Jamaican culture and people as well. Michael Thor Love, plays the role of Sergeant Putkowski who heads the undercover team and is excited to break into the Jamaican show business this year and to also embrace the culture and people. Other cast members include: Kyle Moore, LaTonya Grant, Levar Dawkins, Richard Bird, TJ Thomas, Kellen Wingate, Jamek Grigg, Robert Murray, and Tanya Thompson.
Based on the name; ‘Diary of A Bad Man’ it would be a concern for Jamaicans and persons of African descent that this film will be projecting a bad look on them, however Diemiruaya continues to explain that ‘This is art, and there are many ways to tell a story,’ he guarantees that when you watch this movie you will be blown away because in the film you get to see the bad guy in a different light; you however may not agree with his ways of achieving his goals but you will understand and may eventually agree to his cause of actions.
For further information, please email Deniran Films at Deniranfilms@yahoo.com