Kevin owns a battered boat, but a living from fishing won’t keep his wife and his mother, who has Alzheimer’s, or pay his mortgage and his son’s school fees.
His wife’s career is over because she served jail time for his involvement in the drug trade. Now even more desperate, he puts his boat to another use: transporting equally desperate Haitians from the Bahamas on their way to enter the US illegally.
He’s taken risks before — this time he must pull off the biggest one of all.
Described as "a director you should already know" by Cine Caribes, Kareem Mortimer is an award-winning Bahamian filmmaker and video artist who has had his work distributed in more than 40 countries.
Over the past five years, he has won more than 30 awards for his projects including two Bahamian Icon Awards and an African Movie Academy Award. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Variety, IndieWire and The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2011, he released his debut feature narrative film Children Of God. Children of God has won 18 awards, has been distributed in 26 territories, theatrical exposure in the US, Netherlands and UK and aired on SHOWTIME. Children of God was also named by BET as one of the top ten movies of the year and one of the top features to watch by The Independent. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a screening of Children of God by the US Embassy in a 2011 Address.
Kareem is currently the programming director of the Island House Cinema a boutique art-house cinema in Western New Providence; and the president and CEO of Best Ever Film. Kareem is the writer and director of the company’s three time award winning script, the human smuggling drama Cargo.