Since its release, the three-minute-long trailer has amassed more than 8,000 views. Mattherson told The Sunday Gleaner that since last Wednesday, he has had positive feedback on the film. Based on these reactions, the co-producer expects the film to do extremely well both locally and internationally.
"I'm confident that this movie will win numerous awards and it will go all the way to the top," he said.
Anxious viewers may not have long to wait before they see the film in its entirety, as the official release date is fast approaching. In the coming months, producers will be turning the wheels on the promotional bus a bit faster, as the highly anticipated movie is set for an August debut.
Additionally, several tour dates have been set as the film is expected to be shown in cities across the United States. The tour kicks off on August 8 and will run until September 2, making stops in New York, Boston, Miami, Washington, and Atlanta.
Co-producer of the film Jamaican Mafia shares a moment on set with actress/artiste D'Angel and lead actor Mykal Fax
"We are planning to have a grand premiere in Jamaica and we are currently talking to sponsors who are interested in being a part of the event. We want the premiere in Jamaica to be very special and we are excited about the plans."
The film features some of Jamaica's most talented actors, including Paul Campbell, Mykal Fax and Roger Williams. Also included in the cast is dancehall artiste D' Angel, who will be making her movie debut with a supporting role. She plays Robin, girlfriend of one of the high-profile gangsters.
Produced by Mattherson, Elvis Griffiths, and Dale Foti and directed by Vafomba Donzo of Donzo Productions, the film is a gangster-thriller, chronicling the life of Zoolian Anderson (Zoo-Zoo)', a car salesman who has desperate desires for riches and respect. When he discovers he is the nephew of a powerful crime boss, he decides to quit the corporate world in pursuit of power. Those desires lead him into a life of crime as part of the Jamaican Mafia.
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