Filmmakers and Producers

Mary Wells

Mary Wells is an independent/freelance director, writer and producer presently based in Jamaica. She has almost 20 years experience in TV and film production and continues to do ongoing production work. She has developed, produced and directed documentaries and narratives for mainly the Caribbean region. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Television Production and Theatre Arts from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

In 1999, she directed and produced a documentary short called Now Jimmy!, which was awarded Outstanding Documentary from the Caribbean in the Sheryl Lee Ralph Jamerican Film & Music Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In 2002, the film was accepted into the very prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, and was also chosen by UNESCO to be a part of an international selection of films from around the world for the new Radio-TV Afghanistan.

In 2009, she began work on Kingston Paradise, a dramatic feature film. Fully shot, she is now currently in the throws of post-production. Currently, the project has attracted a Co-Executive Producer/Distributor out of the USA.


Art for Social Change
Mary Wells
2007, 33 min., Color, Jamaica
Jamaican filmmaker Mary Wells made ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, a perceptive half-hour film, in response to the launch of Frances-Anne Solomon’s heart-wrenching movie A Winter Tale when it opened in cinemas across Jamaica in 2008.

There are many similarities between the film’s story and the p...

Now Jimmy
Mary Wells
1999, 15 min., Color, Jamaica
This film explores land rights issues from the point of view of Jimmy, a squatter living in Jamaica....

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