Karen Martinez, originally from Trinidad, has produced and directed several documentaries for TV, including “Kaiso for July 27” and “Chutney in yuh Soca” and recently made her first drama "After Mas" set in Port-of-Spain.
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Andy Lambert, has made documentaries (eg. "Live From Britain") and dramas (eg. "More is Less") for television as well as having over 15 years experience directing TV commercials for clients such as Nike, Nokia, Guinness, Honda, Fiat, Three and Revels. Check out his showreel here.
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RIPOSTE PICTURES is a new production company based in Kentish Town, London, founded by Karen Martinez and Andy Lambert.

We make documentaries and drama and currently have several projects in various stages of development. As you can see below, we are keen on all things Caribbean – but there's plenty of other stuff we are into!
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LATEST 03/14: Riposte Pictures has been awarded another grant from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company to make the documentary DREAMS IN TRANSIT, a poetic cine-essay that examines the concept of "home" through the eyes of a migrant. Acclaimed Trinidadian poet Vahni Capildeo is set to write a lyrical narration and Karen Martinez will direct with shooting commencing in April 2014.
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Andy Lambert is planning a second series of MUTE films, his short, wordless, one-shot snacks. Shooting has already commenced. Watch this space….
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"AFTER MAS" WINS AWARD AT THE TTFF! Karen Martinez's short film AFTER MAS, a Trinidad/UK co-production, produced with support from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company and The Print Room, London, won an award for Best Short Film at its first festival screening at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival in September 2013. The 19-minute drama tells the story of a love that flourishes under the cover of darkness on the streets of Port-of-Spain, during the night of J'Ouvert (the eve of Carnival). But in the cold light of day, can these lovers stay true to their desires? Check out the trailer and more info on the dedicated AFTER MAS site here! It's doing the festival circuit at the moment, having also shown at the London Short Film Festival, the Femi Festival in Guadeloupe and soon to be screened at the Toronto Reel World Festival.
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You can also read an article/interview with Karen Martinez ("The Most Magical Thing") here in ARC magazine, the leading pan-Caribbean arts publication (November 2013)

Dark and Unaccustomed Words
Here's a short film of ours about another Trinidadian writer. It's an impressionistic portrait of the visionary poet VAHNI CAPILDEO featuring some of her characteristically arousing thoughts as well as readings from her new book "Dark and Unaccustomed Words" published by Eggbox.
Light Falling on Bamboo
Here's a short film we made featuring the Trinidadian author LAWRENCE SCOTT discussing his brilliant new novel, "Light Falling on Bamboo" which is centred around the life of Michel Jean Cazabon, Trinidad's most famous 19th century artist. The book is published by Tindal Street Press in September 2012.
Trafficeked Women Theatre
Odanadi UK commissioned us to make a second promo for the MARGINAL VOICES theatre project. We've started shooting our full-length documentary which will follow these trafficked women as they prepare to put on a full-scale stage play.
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Here's our original short film MARGINAL VOICES for the charity Odanadi UK that works with trafficked women, helping them to get back on their feet using groundbreaking theatre techniques. Selected for the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, October 2011.
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Check out our MUTE project, a series of funny , dialogue-free, existential snacks directed by Andy Lambert during 2011. Filmed in London, Barcelona and Lisbon.

And here's a fun one-minute sketch featuring Trinidadian Cyprian De Coteau that Karen shot while she's been researching "Dreams In Transit". With music from the beautiful "Rio Manzanare" suite by "DiT"-collaborator Dominique Le Gendre
Chutney in yuh Soca

Old but gold! We've made available two classic documentaries from Trinidad by Karen Martinez: KAISO FOR JULY 27 and CHUTNEY IN YUH SOCA