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'Ghett'A Life' gains US distribution

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2013 | 12:00 AM
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The Chris Browne-directed Jamaican urban action drama, Ghett'A Life, was the most popular film for Jamaican movie goers during 2011 and is now being released on Flow On Demand in Jamaica on February 18.

The release of the movie will be followed by the February 19 widespread release in North America on DVD by Blockbuster.

World sales agent Jinga Films has also garnered a Video on Demand release for North America with Gravitas Ventures, ensuring the film is available on multiple distribution platforms.

United Kingdom distribution on DVD and VOD follows in May.

The award-winning film which stars Christopher McFarlane, Kevoy Burton, Winston Bell, Carl Davis and Lisa Williams topped Palace Amusement Company's list of movies for the year, running a total of 12 weeks.

The all-Jamaican cast and crew film with its against-all-odds story of a young, aspiring boxer who must overcome the obstacles of tribal politics in order to achieve his dreams was a resounding hit with local audiences.

Even before the first frame was shot, Ghett'A Life was already receiving accolades. Writer-director Browne earned a screenplay prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France for this work.