THE TT Film Company Limited (FilmTT) has appointed a new general manager, Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton, who took up the post on June 15. Wills-Caton is a film and event professional with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry and is the owner and founder of FIXERfilm Ltd in TT, said a media release. She has managed numerous feature films, facilitated for international productions and collaborated on several documentaries and commercials.
Her film credits include co-production of the feature film Grace & Saleem in 2019, produced The Hike in 2019, and several other short form narratives under the FIXERfilm brand. Last year she launched the first Film & Folklore Festival focusing on local folklore, traditions and beliefs and partnered with 120N 610W Film Festival showcasing a Caribbean Film Night in Brooklyn in September, Boston in October and in England in November. She pioneered the Movies n’ Makers programme that focuses on film education in secondary schools and communities last year as well, the release said.
Wills-Caton holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human resource management, is a certified etiquette consultant from The Etiquette Institute, Missouri and lectures in public speaking, event management and wedding planning.
Having been a driving force and backbone of numerous productions, Wills-Caton is excited to bring her vast experience and knowledge to embrace an inclusive industry and engineer a path for the community to showcase TT's talents to the world.
“I am thrilled to begin this journey and look forward to what it has in store for all creatives,” Wills-Caton said in the release. “Trinidad and Tobago has a historical love affair with the cinematic experience and in thinking about a post covid onscreen media world, the intention is to encourage persons from all communities to tell their stories so that we can collectively be inclusive.
"By combining film, fashion, music, animation and theatre, filmmakers can engage the world and re-ignite a demand across all visual platforms. There is marketability in our indigenous stories and stories imbued with Caribbean products, culture and intoxicating landscapes will act as a unique selling point adding to our screen tourism.”