NO SOCA NO LIFE

KEVIN ADAMS

Trinidad & Tobago | 2012 | 40 mins

“NO SOCA NO LIFE,” tells the story of Olivia, a teenage girl from an impoverished community with a fabulous singing voice, honed in the church choir. When she decides to use her voice to sing soca, however, Olivia must face many hurdles – not least of all a stiff opposition from her mother.

Starring: Terri Lyons, Penelope Spencer, Jaime Lee Phillips, Michael Cherri, Chris Starr and Kearn Samuel

About Kevin

Glenford K. Adams was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. At the age of 14 he left Mt Hope Junior secondary moving to Buffalo, New York.  He continued his education at Hutchinson Central Technical, one of the cities premier high schools. In 1998, he pursued a film degree at Brooklyn College, focusing on screenwriting, producing, directing and production. In late 2004, Kevin began an internship with SONY Music where he later became a production assistance on numerous music videos. In 2005. he created TriniGoodfellas Film & Video as his independent production company where he contracts video production services .

At the beginning of 2006, Kevin worked as an assistant to the producers of Fox 5 hit reality series, Trading Spouses.  Most recently, as an assistant to the casting directors for ABC’s, hit game show reality series Show Me The Money.

In 2008, he won Trinidad & Tobago (TTFC) Production Assistance & Script Development Programme Award for his reality series Warrior Princess.  In 2009, he developed a one off TV programme, which was sold to Caribvision, titled “Sexy Singles.”

Then in March of 2010, his screenplay No Soca NoLife, was one of three production that was chosen (out of over 80 submitted) to be developed TTFC. “No Soca No Life” won best actress in the TT Film Festival. In 2013 launched a series of TV shows that includes Models of the Caribbean, Carnival Climax and Local Addicts and a direct to DVD video production on Carnival events.

 

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