Going Beyond

Going Beyond explores the rising issue of child custody deprivation and the psychological effects it can have on both child and deprived parent.

It represents the life story of a father who has been denied the by his estranged wife the privilege of seeing his son, and seeks to address the impact it has on early childhood development and the father's struggle with coming to terms with the situation.

  • Damien Pinder
    Director
  • Damien Pinder
    Writer
  • EBCCI
    Producer
  • Clish Gittens, Rotchell Gibbons
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Barbados
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Damien Pinder

Film-making for me is life; whether I'm directing or editing, I love how we in the industry start with a vague concept in your mind and a few days, weeks, months, or even years later, you end up with something concrete and tangible.

This love has afforded me a few opportunities of which I am very proud.

I have in the past created all media, wrote the scripts, produced and directed the video productions for the Barbados Ministry of Health’s very successful national No Salt campaign in 2013, which saw the production of two television ads using DJ Salt and a remix of his “See me and don’t see me” hit song.

In addition, I have won Caribbean awards for my filmmaking as well as for my journalism, and my short films, have screened at the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival in Toronto; three decade old Golden Diana International Film Festival in Austria, in Girona International Film Festival in Spain and a number of others.

I was funded through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) by way of the Errol Barrow Centre of Creative Imagination as a promising filmmaker to travel to Rome, Italy in 2012 where I spent a week at RAI3 and its affiliate stations learning the ins and outs of the Italian television and video industry.

Furthermore, I travelled to Paramaribo, Suriname for two weeks in 2013 after being hired to film Carifesta 11 there.

Films I directed as part of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 48-hour film challenges has all won multiple awards including each winning best film for the year it competed. I also received the award for best editor in Barbados at the Barbados Film and Video Association’s 2014 awards.

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Director Statement

Make films that you love.