Published in the Gleaner | May 20, 2012
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
as something fun with no formal training in film, young actor-dancer
Christopher Byfield says the success of his short film Red Amber Green has
surpassed all his expectations.
said the idea for the film came from the ingenuity of 'street boys' at stop
lights in the Corporate Area and their drive to survive.
Red Amber Green, Byfield tells the story of three Jamaican teenage boys
(played by Adrian Wright, Byfield and Damarah Danni) struggling to make ends
meet on the difficult streets of Kingston. They make a living primarily as
vehicle window washers and juice vendors at the stop lights.
with not much of a budget or formal training in acting, directing, producing or
writing, the film that was made last year has received three film awards, as
well as a spot on Flow TV's Channel 100.
April, he copped the 'Best Overall Film' title in the short film competition at
the Lignum Vitae Film Festival. The competition was held at Northern Caribbean
University, Manchester, and was put on by the institution's Department of