Andrew Millington

ANDREW MILLINGTON – Lead Facilliator and Mentor

Andrew Millington is an independent filmmaker and educator born in Barbados. He is the writer,
Director and editor of the narrative feature film Guttaperc (2000). Zora’s Dream, another feature is scheduled for re-release in October 2016. He is currently producing a documentary Sugar, spirits and Sovereignty, a historical treatment of the evolution of Barbadian society and will begin production on a new film John Crow Paradise in 2017 through his production company Shango Films LLC. He serves as Senior Lecturer in Motion Picture Arts at the Errol Barrow Center for the Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies in Barbados and holds an MFA in Film from Howard University in Washington, DC.

Nick Davis

Nicholas Davis is an accomplished journalist and writer. He works in radio, television and
print and has done so for the past 32 years covering everything from news to current affairs
to the arts. Nick is currently the Director of Development & Workforce Planning at CBC. He is the
former Manager of Program Development for CBC and the former Senior Producer of
Toronto’s number one morning show, Metro Morning on CBC Radio One. For the past 21 years Nick has worked at CBC as a reporter, producer, manager and now director. He has won many awards for his journalism, including a 2006 Gabriel for a story he did on Holly Jones.

Nick Davis
John Reid

John Reid

John spent his entire 30-year career in the telecommunications industry where he developed a
record for driving growth, leading complex integrations, improving customer experience, and
introducing a culture of innovation and employee satisfaction. In his last position, John was Chief Executive Officer for Cable & Wireless (C&W), a $2.3B subsidiary of Liberty Global, and managed a team of 7,000 people across 25 Caribbean and Latin American countries. He contributed to the successful integration of C&W into Liberty and led a broad transformation achieving a step change in productivity through a focus on operating model re- design, organizational efficiency and product rationalization.

Prior to the acquisition by Liberty, John was President of the Consumer Group at C&W leading all
countries across the C&W footprint, including content, customer experience, sales, marketing, and communications. During his tenure in the role, he launched the very successful ‘Flow Sports’
broadcast network with acquisition of key sports rights including Premier League, Olympics and
NFL and a suite of accompanying products including a mobile sports app. In 2016, John was recognized by Global Telecom Business as one of the top five leaders from the Caribbean and Latin America Power 100.

Suzette Zayden

Suzette is a Belizean filmmaker passionate about promoting Caribbean films regionally and internationally. She holds an MPhil in Screenwriting from the University of Bergen, Norway, a Diploma in Film Production from Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television of San Antonio de Los Banos, Cuba, and a BA In Communications (TV Production) from Loyola University, New Orleans. She is currently the Coordinator of the Film and Media Arts Unit for NICH -Belize’s National Institute of Culture & History – an office that facilitates the Belize Film Commission, the Belize International Film Festival of which she is the founder and current director, and all things pertaining to film in Belize.

Suzette Zayden
Mary Wells

Mary Wells

Mary Wells is an award winning independent film director, writer, and producer based in Jamaica and in the USA, with over twenty years’ experience in television and film production. In 1999, her short documentary, Now Jimmy! was awarded “Outstanding Documentary from the Caribbean” in the Sheryl Lee Ralph Film/Music Festival. It was also an official selection at TIFF in 2002. Kingston Paradise, her first feature, was recently award “Best Diaspora Feature” in the African Movie Academy Awards 2014. Mary studied Television Production and the Theatre Arts in Washington DC and continues to work on a broad variety of film and TV productions. Mary is currently on the CaribbeanTales Board of Directors and maintains a close and supportive relationship with

Kethiwe Ncgobo

Kethiwe has been in the Film and television industry for 30 years. She was managing her company Fuzebox from 1997-2004 and produced a number of critically acclaimed programmes and series, including a documentary Belonging (2004). Thetha Msawawa 39 eps(2000-2004), which won the UNICEF best children’s drama award in 2001), Bubomi’ Sana (2004) a youth drama series.

She became the first Head of Drama at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Home Affairs was twice nominated for an International Emmy, and was nominated at the Banff world television festival award. She was key in ensuring that the Sediba development programme was used as a tool by the SABC. 14 Series were produced using this tool and another 12 were developed. This programme along with other development initiatives, such as the Commandments changed the face of fiction production at the SABC and in South Africa generally.

In 2011 and she left the SABC. Since then she has been creative producer on a low budget Feature film Gog’ Helen , Mrs Right Guy, and was released in 2012. She has since then produced TV drama’s for Fuzebox productions and was recently creative producer on the feature film Love Lives Here released in April 2019.

Kethiwe Ncgobo