Private Project

Sisters

“Sisters” is a tragically beautiful black and white short film that shows the inner workings of a frustrated and grieving young music composer. When she tries to finish composing a specific song from her past, she is flooded with memories of a day she'd rather forget - the day she lost her sister.

  • Lee-San Gayle
    Director
  • Lee-San Gayle
    Writer
  • Lee-San Gayle
    Producer
  • Brynelle Levein
    Key Cast
  • Alisha Thorpe
    Key Cast
  • Lee-San Gayle
    Cinematography by
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    47 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Jamaica
  • Country of Filming:
    Jamaica
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Caribbean School of Media and Communication
  • Lignum Vitae Film Festival
    KIngston
    Jamaica
    April 18, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection, Best Cinematography, Best Silent Film
  • Lift-Off Sessions 2021

    United States
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Spring Ding Festival

    United States
    Official Selection
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

    Trinidad and Tobago
    September 22, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Turks and Caicos International Film Festival

    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Official Selection
  • Student World Impact Film Festival

    November 19, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lee-San Gayle

Lee-San Gayle is a twenty-year-old filmmaker from St. Andrew, Jamaica. She has recently achieved a First Class Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film Production at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies, Mona. In the past three years, she has produced, edited and directed short films, commercials, television interviews and music videos, working closely with local production companies and other known creative professionals. In her second year of film school, Lee-San wrote, shot, edited and directed her multi-award-winning short film “Sisters” that has been recognized both locally and internationally.

In her final year of pursuing her degree in Film Production, Lee-San was required to create a thesis film. With the support of over fifty young creatives and their companies as well as the support of the spaces and people connected to the University of the West Indies, she successfully created a 20-minute musical film called “Crazy Dreams.” It is officially the first Jamaican musical film to be shot in, by and about Jamaican youth as well as the first one to be screened on local, regional and international stages, winning the Best Musical Short Film Award in the 2022 Parai Musical International Awards, based in India, the home of beloved Bollywood musical films. “Crazy Dreams” is Lee-San’s favourite work to date, as it is her love letter to her country and her creative peers, and is the beautiful result of a dream she has had for several years – to see a Jamaican musical film with great Jamaican representation gain success around the world.

Lee-San's work throughout the years has allowed her to gain success both locally and internationally, winning awards in the local Lignum Vitae Film Festival and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Fi Wi Short Film Competition, before going on to represent Jamaica in the largest international film festival in the English-speaking Caribbean, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival as well as in various international film festivals based in countries within the Caribbean, North America and Asia.

Lee-San believes that the talent of creating worlds on screen can be one that brings much needed healing to the world. She is a professional video editor, videographer and filmmaker, working to produce visual and audio content that entertains, opens minds and impacts lives.

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