Title

THE WEEKEND

The Weekend looks at the intimate connections between a diverse group of friends over a nine-year period including GREGG a successful filmmaker who has just ended a ten-year relationship. Gregg is attempting to reconnect with his former BFF and muse HEATHER, who starred in Gregg’s first two films, Bougainvillea Dreams and Under the Sycamore Tree; Heather has turned her back on acting and television after Gregg gave away her part to CLAIRE in Gregg’s previous film, Four Days In The Sun. Gregg’s inner circle includes his childhood best friend COLIN, who is married to uptight CRISTINA. GANESH, a former New York socialite, who was dumped by his lover and has returned to Trinidad, jilted and penniless; PATRICE, Trinidad’s number one florist, and his partner ISSAC, a recovering drug addict who is having a clandestine affair with SITA, the current stylist on Gregg’s film Smuggler’s starring Claire and model turned actor MAXIME.

CREATOR BIOS

Project Lead

Sean Hodgkinson

Writer, director and producer from Trinidad and Tobago. After finishing his first degree in Environmental Policy and Geography at Brock University in Canada, Sean returned to Trinidad where serendipity allowed him to attain his dream working as a production coordinator in the industry he wanted to be a part of. Sean pursued a certificate in Filmmaking from the London Film Academy in 2009 and has enjoyed consistent success since. In 2010, he started writing his first screenplay and two years later, A Story About Wendy premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) 2012, the film’s success inspired Sean to write A Story About Wendy 2, which premiered at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in June 2014 and also screened at the ttff/14 where it won the People’s Choice award for Best Narrative Feature. Trafficked is Sean’s second feature film, copping the award for Best Trinidad and Tobago feature at the ttff/15 and Best Foreign Feature at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2016. Trafficked and has since screened in several international film festivals in Cannes, Los Angeles and New York. Sean is presently working on the ensemble mini-series, “The Weekend.”

2018 Market Incubator Program