Teaser Trailer To Storm Saulter’s ‘Sprinter’ With David Alan Grier, Lorraine Toussaint, Bryshere GrayPosted by Wilson Morales
June 13, 2018
Here’s the first look at Jamaican director Storm Saulter’s (Better Mus’ Come) indie drama SPRINTER. The film will have its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami on June 14 and 15.
Shot on location in Jamaica, SPRINTER tells the story of Akeem Sharp, a Jamaican teen burdened by an unstable father and an unruly older brother, hopes a meteoric rise in track-and-field can reunite him with his mother, who has lived illegally in the U.S. for over a decade.
SPRINTER stars newcomer Dale Elliott (Akeem), Kadeem Wilson (Ghett’ A Life), Dennis Titus (The Mighty Quinn) Shantol Jackson (Yardie), Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire, The New Edition Story), with Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is The New Black), and David Alan Grier (Jumanji, In Living Color).
Producers are Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond and Jamal Watson. Overbrook Entertainment Partners Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are Executive Producers along with NBA Veteran and Media Personality Richard Jefferson. The film was written by Storm Saulter.
Producer Robert Maylor added: “Growing up with my feet firmly planted in both Jamaica and the US, it’s thrilling and extremely gratifying to come full circle with SPRINTER, a universal story authentically rooted in the Caribbean’s diasporic experience and a sport everyone understands. Storm expertly eschews stereotypical images of Jamaica while adeptly crafting an entertaining, coming-of-age journey the region is already rallying behind with anticipation and well wishes. Similarly, the support received from our incredible partners and team cannot be overstated. While by no means an exhaustive list, we wish to thank everyone from Overbrook Entertainment, Puma, Flow, and especially our talented cast and crew for making SPRINTER possible.”
“I’m truly excited for the world to see SPRINTER,” said Writer/Director Storm Saulter. “With all of the economic hardships taking place around the world forcing families to separate we have such a timely and personal story that I feel will resonate with a lot of people. It was a pleasure bringing this project to life and I look forward to sharing this moment with our cast, team and audiences at ABFF.”