MY VOTE

JOEL BURKE

Jamaica | 2013 | 7 mins

“MY VOTE” – A local MP is found murdered. Akeem is on the run and a mob from his very own community wants to show him how they feel.

About Joel

Joel Burke is a filmmaker from St. Andrew Jamaica. Joel is a director and editor of several music videos, commercials, short films and feature length movies. Joel has directed music videos for Jovi Rockwell and Bounty Killer, as well as commercials for Jamaica Yellow Pages, National Integrity Action, Salada Foods, Red Stripe, Supligen, Flow TV and Red Bull.

Joel wrote and directed his first short film in 2005, titled Bad Lucky for Firefly Films, and his second Candy Shop in 2007 which he later turned into a feature length movie in 2008, and is awaiting its theatrical release.

He edited the hit movie Ghetta’ Life for Chris Browne, which is one of the most successful locally produced movies, and is currently in post production for another feature film titled Destiny, directed by Jeremy Whittaker.

Joel has been a part of the New Caribbean Cinema movement since its inception in 2010 and has been a part of all of their productions to date. Joel’s addition to the New Caribbean Cinema movement is his short film “My Vote”.

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