Through The Cracks

Caught up in Jamaica’s rampant gang violence as a teenager, arrested and thrown into one of the country’s toughest prisons, Demmino is now trying to turn his life around. With a young family to support, keeping his head above water in one of the most murderous places on earth is far from easy but Demmino intends to defeat the odds stacking up against him.

  • Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg
    Fly, The Journey, Born into Exile
  • Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg
    Fly, The Journey, Born into Exile
  • Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg
    Fly, The Journey, Born into Exile
  • Demmino Ayton
    Key Cast
  • Michael Barnett
    Key Cast
  • Alessandro Beltrame
  • Marco Caricola
    Homs und Ich, Fly, The Journey
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    Documentary, Short
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    11 minutes 22 seconds
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    June 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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Director Biography - Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg

Charlotte Mikkelborg is an award-winning British director known for her work directing gripping non-fiction character-driven film and virtual reality. Charlotte's first VR short Born into Exile screened in the US Houses of Congress and at the first UN Special Summit on Refugees (2016). While Charlotte's 360 film 'The Journey' premiered at SXSW and was winner of the 61st Cine Golden Eagle Award (2018) for Best VR Short. In 2019, Charlotte worked with an Oscar-winning team to create 'Fly' - a multisensory, interactive VR narrative - sponsored by British Airways. Fly had a sell out run in London's Saatchi Gallery in Summer 2019 and will premier in the US in Spring 2020.
Charlotte is also a mentor on Youtube Creator's Lab and on UCL's immersive Media course.

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Director Statement

I visited Jamaica in January 2020 and met this incredible young man and his family. His life story shocked me but his resilience and optimism were contagious and I was compelled to make a film about and with him. Trapped into gang violence and punished by a merciless penal system that has been designed to reign in the Caribbean island's seemingly endless cycle of violence, Demmino stands as a beacon of hope to other young men who feel like their lives are devoid of hope.