“Caroline’s Wedding” is based on a short story by award-winning Haitian-American writer, Edwidge Danticat and it is a story that hopes to humanizes the immigrant experience. The social setting of the narrative explores the life of a Haitian-American family in Brooklyn in the 1990s when Haitians were one of the groups singled out for the AIDs epidemic. The more intimate part of the story follows three women. Caroline, the younger sister who loves her family, but resists Haitian traditions to embrace life as a modern, young American woman; Ma who is devoted to her Haitian beliefs and rituals; Grace who becomes a U.S. citizen at the beginning of the narrative and who is visited by her deceased Papa’s spirit in several magically realistic dreams.
The script for the film was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 15th annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest in February of this year: https://www.zoetrope.com/contests/screenplays-2017/.
We plan to shoot the film in several neighborhood throughout Brooklyn in Spring of 2019.