“Candy Shop”

First teen comedy to premiere at Flashpoint Film Festival


Candy Shop”; will be the first teen comedy to premiere at the 2008 Flashpoint Film Festival on Thursday, June 5 – Sunday June 8. Its runs for 98-minutes and is full of suspense delivered with a healthy dose of comedy, which tells the tale of young men coming of age in present day Jamaica.

The screenplay produced by the Director Joel Burke will be his first feature length film. Actor featured in the film are Everaldo Creary, Kyino Cunningham, Yuri Stewart and Melissa Fearon.

The Screenplay shows the plight of three high school students, who planned to celebrate their last day of high school by enjoying the amenities of an upscale gentleman’s club. The events that unfold are riotous and see the boys biting off more than they can chew.

joel-burke.jpgBurke is talented young man he is not only a director, but a video editor, cameraman and post-production engineer, Joel has edited many of the most popular music videos for several artistes including Damian and Stephen Marley, Richie Spice, Bounty Killa and Tami Chynn, among others.

The idea was for a short film that he discuss with Director Paul Bucknor. After Joel directed the short, Bucknor insisted on them extending the screenplay and proceeded to write the second half of the story to expand “Candy Shop” into a feature film. The screenplay was completed in six weeks and the film shot, three months later.

The premiere of “Candy Shop” at FLASHPOINT FILM FESTIVAL is on Friday June 6. At its new home at Fort Charles and Historic Royal Naval Hospital in the celebrated town Port Royal

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