Play the Devil

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    Play the Devil

    Directed by

    Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, USA

    2016

    92 min

    • English

    Drama

    Gregory, a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, stars in a theater play that brings him to the attention of James, an affluent businessman. The two men strike an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professionally, creatively, and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James - an act which will culminate in life changing events for him.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Petrice Jones
    Gareth Jenkins
    Akil Nicholas
    Penelope Spencer
    Nickolai Salcedo
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Production
    PLAY THE DEVIL PICTURES

    Press

    Maria Govan

    Maria Govan

    Bahamas

    Maria Govan is a self-taught filmmaker from the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. After working on sets in Hollywood, she returned home and began making small guerilla-style local documentaries — JUNKANOO: THE HEARTBEAT OF A PEOPLE, WHERE I’M FROM: HIV AND AIDS IN THE BAHAMAS, and A MAN WITH A VOICE: THE LIFE OF NORMAN SOLOMON, to name a few. In 2004 she moved to New York and began writing her first narrative film, RAIN, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, and won numerous awards internationally.