Origins

In an attempt to cheat death, Annie Palmer: The White Witch of Rose Hall, steals a magical object known as The Well, setting off a chaotic chain of events throughout history. Now, heroes and villains from Jamaica’s mythology will collide in a brand new adventure with the fate of Jamaica and the world at stake.

  • Kurt Wright
    Director
  • Kurt Wright
    Writer
  • Noelle Kerr
    Producer
  • Kevoy Burton
    Key Cast
    "3 Finger Jack"
    Ghett'a Life, Destiny
  • Christopher Daley
    Key Cast
    "Quashie/John Reeder"
    One Love, Kingston Paradise
  • Tony Hendriks
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Hutchinson"
    The Lunatic, Passion and Paradise
  • Leonie Forbes
    Key Cast
    "The Storyteller"
    Small Island, Club Paradise, A Winter's Tale
  • Isobel Whittaker
    Key Cast
    "Annie Palmer"
  • Julene Robinson
    Key Cast
    "Nanny"
  • Shanique Brown
    Key Cast
    "Ellie"
  • Christopher "Birdeye" Gordon
    Key Cast
    "Anansi"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Fantasy, Action
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 27, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Jamaica
  • Country of Filming:
    Jamaica
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
    Port of Spain
    Trinidad and Tobago
    September 23, 2016
    Caribbean Premiere
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale
    United States
    November 12, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Bermuda International Film Festival
    Hamilton
    Bermuda
    May 6, 2017
  • GATFFEST
    Kingston
    Jamaica
    June 22, 2018
    Viewer's Choice Award, Best Local Film
Director Biography - Kurt Wright


A graduate of The New York Institute of Technology in 2004, Kurt worked over the next decade to become one of Jamaica’s most sought after Assistant Directors.

With seven feature length films on his resume for directors ranging from Idris Elba to Reinaldo Marcus Green to Cary Joji Fukunaga, Kurt picked up the Director’s hat in 2010.

Now building a list of commercial work for clients including UNICEF, Scotiabank, Visa and MasterCard, he has also directed multiple music videos for artistes such as Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo and The NoMaddz with a specific focus on story driven imagery.

The winner of both the “Best Local Film” and “Viewer’s Choice” awards at GATFFEST 2018 for his short film “Origins”, Kurt’s narrative work has been presented at the UN, Canada, England and Africa as he continues to build a strong reputation as a storyteller.

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Director Statement

"Origins" is deeply personal project, that is also very unique for Jamaica. A twist on the typical Caribbean folktale. My genuine hope is to revive an interest in our people's history and past heroes, mythological or otherwise.