Friday, August 14, 2020


The 592 48HR FILM CHALLENGE 2019, is a platform for Guyanese filmmakers, content creators and students to find, develop, and share their voices and stories, and is geared toward encouraging creatives to choose visual storytelling as their medium.

Judges: Amanda Wilson / Michelle Serieux / Carinya Sharples / Kojo McPherson

SYNOPSIS: A young interracial couple playfully discharges the disapproval of a nosy citizen.

Guyana | 2019 | 4:59 mins

Director: Jamal La Rose
Producer: Jamal La Rose
Writer: Jamal La Rose
Cinematographer: Brian Gomes
Editor: Brian Gomes

Cast:  Vanya Simone Persaud / Sean Budnah / Paul Budnah / Melika Edmonds / Kimberly Fernandes / Jamal La Rose / Brian Gomes

Producer Contact info: / 592-660-6627


Jamal La Rose is an award-winning Guyanese stage actor. He is also a singer, writer, poet and now filmmaker whose passion for the creative world initially surfaced while attending St. Joseph High School and resurfaced during the acting workshops leading up to Carifesta X, 2008. He’s been hooked ever since.

He holds an LL.B., magna cum laude, from the University of Guyana and currently works as a Policy Developer. He wrote, directed and produced his debut film “Apan Jaat: Seriously?” for the inaugural 592 48HR Film Challenge along with the rest of his team: Film Fanatics!

SYNOPSIS: From as long as time, persons have been living on the streets, some of them as a result of mental health and others because they are not welcomed at home by relatives after spending times in prison or having been deported.  The film shares the stories of five people living on the streets of Georgetown.

Guyana | 2019 | 5 mins

Director: Michael McGarrell
Cinematographers: Danella Clemment and Meshach Atkinson

Contact: | Skype: anjosilencio | Phone +592 673 7480


Michael Mc Garrell is an indigenous person of the Patamona nation. He works to see that the basic human rights of peoples are protected and respected.  Most of his work is around indigenous peoples. Because of the nature of his work he does films as a way of telling the stories of Indigenous peoples. 

SYNOPSIS: After receiving an initial cut on his upper torso, Geof manages to escape a savage group. He flees the angry, weapon-wielding group, but his quest for freedom is short-lived.

Guyana | 2019 | 5 mins

Director: Cordell McClure
Producer: Thalissa McClure
Camera: Kadija McClure
Editors: Cordell McClure, Thalissa McClure
Audio: Corissa McClure
Driver: Jason Leitch

Cast: Geoffrey La Rose / Natoya Leitch / Dale Edwards / Kenneth Braitwaite / Akeem Thornhill

Production Company: GMedia


Cordell McClure has more than 22 years of experience in the media. He began his career as a technical operator at the Guyana Television Broadcasting Network (now NCN). From 2005-2008, he managed Tobago Channel 5 (a television station based in Tobago). He later established his own video production company and served as a news correspondent. 

In 2012, he launched the first 24-hour Christian Television Channel in Tobago, the Tobago Inspirational Network ( He is active in the field of communications and recently started working on films. “The Cut,” is the first film he actually completed, but he has many more planned.

SYNOPSIS: One night, after eating a full plate of “Cookup,” for dinner, a girl heads to bed while chatting on her phone. What happens next leaves one to wonder if what happens in the dark truly comes to light.

Guyana | 2019 | 5 mins

Director: Andrea Bryan-Garner
Writer, Second Camera, Editor: Andrea Bryan-Garner
Assistant Director: Janiel Lee
Cinematographer: Patrick Ramsammy

Cast: Nathaya Whaul 

Contact: / (592) 614-1414


At 37, Andrea Bryan-Garner has worked in the Guyanese media for the past 21 years with a focus on Television Production. Another short ‘Street Life’ was edited by her during the Ohio University/University of Guyana workshop and she is the Coordinator of an award winning youth and multimedia advocacy NGO – Youth Media Guyana. Andrea is now the Program Developer with responsibility for Programming at Guyana’s national radio and television station, the National Communication Network Inc. (NCN) and hopes to create a larger platform for the creative arts through television, radio and film.

SYNOPSIS: A young creator struggles to complete a project.  Through his attempts at perseverance, he learns it may sometimes be necessary to take a break or a few steps back, in order to move forward.

Guyana | 2019 | 5 mins

Crew: Akeem Kirton and Dandre Kirton

Production Company: Creatives Alpha


SYNOPSIS: A young man is mourning the death of his grandmother, until he makes a “discovery,” in a book she left behind.

Guyana | 2019 | 4 mins

Directors: Keon Hector and Dwayne Jordan
Cinematographer: Keon Hector
Editors: Dwayne Jordan and Keon Hector
Sound Engineer: Dwayne Jordan
Writer: Travis Rawlins

Cast: Travis Rawlins

Contact: and


Dwayne Jordan, is a beginner filmmaker based in Georgetown, Guyana.  He works full-time as a photographer/videographer, where he mainly does photoshoots and wedding films.  He studied photography at the School of Nations and is self-taught as a videographer.  He co-directed “Gypsy,” his first short film and it won the awards for Best Film (both by the Jury and Audience), Best Sound, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography.  Dwayne enjoys videography and hopes to one day further his studies in Cinematography, and to direct his first feature length film, in Guyana.


SYNOPSIS: A young girl eagerly anticipates meeting the man of her dreams.

Guyana | 2019 | 5 mins

Director/Writer/Producer: Russel Lancaster
Camera/Sound/Editor: Osbourne Pryce

Cast: O’Neilka Bacchus / Kemo Cort / La Tisha DaSilva / Nelan Benjamin

Production Company: Team 360 Films


SYNOPSIS: A visual reflection on exactly where your enemy really resides.

Guyana | 2019 | 5 mins

Director/Writer: Grace Hutson
Music: Guava Productions / Ronelsa Christian

Cast: Onix Duncan, Sasha Williams, Grace Hutson

Production Company: Rajk_productions

I am a 21 year old Marketing Assistant at Kronoco Saftey Solutions.  I am also a poet, songwriter, graphic designer, blogger, model and SRHR advocate.  “I always believe indoing it all while I still have life.  It’s not about money or reputation, but being a vessel for inspiration.” My alter ego is “The Olive” – a reminder to maintain resiliency.

The Challenge was presented by Bent Street Films, in partnership with the Timehri Film Festival, and Cineffx, and was sponsored by KFC Guyana and 97.5 MAAD.FM.