Winner > Best First-Time Short Film
StorytellHER: My Child tells the story of a mother wrapped in the grieving memory of her daughter who was kidnapped, raped, and murdered by a man 3 years ago. Even though some time has passed, the pain is still fresh to this mother who lost her only child. Drowning in depression, guilt, alcoholism, and anger she confronts her daughter’s killer in an unconventional way.
Akeem Mignott – Director
Melessa Vassell – Writer
MELESSA VASSELL – Producer
RANDY MAKK – Producer
MARVIN JACKSON – Producer
Director Biography – Akeem Mignott
Akeem Mignott is a Jamaican director & actor who has steadily been building his career over the past 13 years. A past student of the Goldsmith University of London and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Akeem is the founder and Artistic Director of Trapix Theatre Company. Mignott has acted in numerous commercial productions(plays) including Aston Cooke’s “Jamaica Fifty 2 Rhatid”, “Single Entry”, “Right Girl Wrong Address” and “Back A Yaad” and films Hang em High, Ghetta Life, TVJ’s Real Friends, Master Minds and Shebada in Charge.
Mignott has also represented Jamaica regionally at The Caribbean Schools Drama Festival and internationally at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland as well as at the Atlanta International Schools’ ISTA festival. Akeem copped the award for Best Director for the Jamaica Youth Theatre production “Wi Love Wiself” which took home 11 major awards at the Caribbean School’s Drama Festival. Having had the privilege of working with veteran actors such as Leonie Forbes and Oliver Samuels. He holds a Masters’s degree in Applied Theatre and a Bachelor’s in Drama Education.