OUT OF COMPETITION
(Trinidad & Tobago, 2016) Dir. Sean Hodgkinson / 29min/ Rated: R
Synopsis: Gregg Pinto, a filmmaker, invites a group of his closest friends to a getaway at a villa on Trinidad’s north coast to celebrate his fortieth birthday. This is supposed to be a memorable weekend commemorating this milestone. In a house filled with clashing personalities, lies and deceptions, what could possible go wrong?
Sean Hodgkinson may have studied geography as a first degree, but he is mapping his path through film making. Since he debuted his first film in 2012, Sean has won several awards at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (People’s Choice 2014, Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature 2015) as well as Best Foreign Feature at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2016, and has also had his work screened at several international film festivals in Cannes, Los Angeles and New York.