Joining us for the CATAPULT Lockdown Virtual Salon at 4 PM (AST) on Friday, October 9th, 2020 is CATAPULT Grantee,
Joining us for the CATAPULT Lockdown Virtual Salon at 4 PM (AST) on Friday, October 9th, 2020 is CATAPULT Grantee, Rachel Chin (Jamaica), who will be speaking with Russell Watson (Barbados)!
Rachel Chin is a filmmaker and researcher from Kingston, Jamaica. Currently pursuing a Master’s in History at McGill University, she works freelance as a screenwriter and story editor. As an undergraduate, she was heavily involved in Columbia University’s DIY film scene. In 2019, she was selected as story editor in the JAFTA-JAMPRO-British Council Feature Film Lab. Since then, she has worked on several projects within the Jamaican film industry and facilitated an online screenwriting workshop for up-and-coming talent from the island.
Russell Watson works as an interdisciplinary visual artist, multimedia educator and media professional. Since completing his MFA in Film, Video and New Media at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, he has lectured and instructed in photography and video production in both public and private tertiary institutions in the United States and Barbados. As a media professional, he has led a multimedia production studio since 2010 that offers photography, graphic design, video production and digital projection services to a broad spectrum of commercial clients including government agencies, academic researchers, marine contractors, financial institutions, theatre companies, restaurants, heath and wellness professionals, artists and event designers. His work in experimental and conceptual media allows him to explore the synergy between digital imaging and live performance as a way to challenge and expand the conventional audience relationship of cinema and theatre.
Huge thanks to the CATAPULT Partners The American Friends of Jamaica, Kingston Creative and Fresh Milk for making this happen, and remember to tune in again for our next session on Tuesday October 13th at 1 PM (AST) to see Jamaican mixed media artist Jeana Lindo in conversation with Trinidadian arts writer Dr. Marsha Pearce!
CATAPULT | A Caribbean Arts Grant is a COVID-19 relief programme conceptualised by Kingston Creative (Jamaica) and Fresh Milk (Barbados) and funded by the American Friends of Jamaica | The AFJ (USA). Designed as a capacity building initiative it will directly provide financial support to over 1,000 Caribbean artists, cultural practitioners and creative entrepreneurs impacted by the pandemic and working in the themes of culture, human rights, gender, LGBTQIA+, and climate justice.