|Stella Meghie and Amo Adetuyi will participate in the Tribeca All Access program|
Jean of the Jonses continues the seven-year partnership between Tribeca All Access and the Canadian Film Centre, which acts as the Canadian affiliate of the Tribeca All Access program and is the international filter for all Canadian projects and filmmakers both living in Canada and abroad. This partnership has supported nine feature film projects including Rhymes for Young Ghouls, one of the breakout hits for Canadian film in 2013. Rhymes (written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, and produced by John Christou and Aisling Chin-Yee) won the Tribeca 2012 Creative Promise Award for Narrative before going on to premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, playing to critical acclaim and earning citations from TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten and the Canadian Screen Awards. (The film is currently playing in Toronto.)
Meghie and Adetuyi hope to mirror Rhymes’ success by participating in TAA with Jean of the Jonses. Jean of the Jonses is a comedy/drama about a girl from a dysfunctional family of Jamaican women who have happily sent all the men in their lives running for the past 30 years. The script for has already received accolades and consultations from several film festivals, including BET’s Urbanworld Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival, and the TAA/CFC partnership ensures that Meghie and Adetuyi will receive additional mentorship and marketplace support. Tribeca All Access takes place on April 21-24 in New York City.