Joneses premieres next Sunday
Ready to keep up with the Joneses? The world premiere will take place Sunday, November 17, at Frank Collymore Hall to celebrate the release of the full length feature Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie.
Attending the premiere will be the cast and crew of the movie, along with sponsors, cast members from the series and other specially invited guests.
The film was written and directed by Rommel Hall and produced by Hall and Shane Holford. Holford was also director of photography and co-executive producer along with Hall.
Hall said the movie will cap off the series storyline and give fans another perspective.
There is also the intention to export the film into regional and international markets.
“The movie, which picks up from where the series left off, features the Jones family who are reluctant participants in a reality show entitled Life & Times In The Caribbean. While trying to get back to their normal lives while Life & Times is on hiatus, the Joneses are kidnapped and Anderson Hill (Angela Jones’ mentally ill brother) goes on a mission to save them along with three of his friends from the Green Meadows Institute where they are residents.
Filming took the cast and crew across Barbados from Malvern in St John to Bridgetown. The film has stepped away from the “mockumentary” style which the show is known for and entered into the realm of the cinematic.
It promises to be action-packed and chock-full of intrigue and humour.
Hall said the decision to do a feature length film was due to the lack of adequate sponsorship needed to execute a third season.
“Also, in doing the necessary research, we found that a feature length film is more marketable than a television series because we can get it in film festivals all over the world,”?he added.
“We have a crew of 13 people and these include the director, producer, assistant director, director of photography, production sound recorder, production assistant, continuity supervisor, props master, costume designer, hair and make-up artists, key grips and lighting technician.”
The cast, he says, is still the same: Irving, Angela, Tracy, Nathan, Anderson and Jason (Tracy’s boyfriend).
There will also be appearances from Tracy’s best friends Kiara and Kimberley, Irving’s brother Willis and a few others.
“We have also brought on board a wide cross-section of actors to complete the cast,” Hall added.
Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie is set to debut in theatres in December. (NS)