FilmTT Successful Mission to FOCUS in London
Nneka Luke, General Manager of FilmTT with her team at FOCUS London 2019.
Port of Spain, 17th January, 2020:As part of an overall marketing strategy to raise Trinidad and Tobago’s international profile as a competitive location, December 2019 saw FilmTT represent the country at the fifth edition of FOCUS: The Meeting Place for International Production in London, hosted by The Locations Guide.
The mission succeeded in introducing Trinidad and Tobago to top industry professionals and engaged them to potentially bring future productions to our shores.
Since its inception five years ago, FOCUS has been growing and 2019 was no exception, breaking attendance records over the two days of the market, with more than 3,400 professionals (a 30% increase in traffic from 2018), and 271 exhibiting companies from over 80 countries.
Nneka Luke, General Manager of FilmTT, spearheaded the mission to promote and represent Trinidad and Tobago’s film and audio-visual industry on a global scale, aiming to meet with new and existing industry professional contacts at FilmTT’s booth, and leveraging diverse and captivating images and videos to excite them about the possibilities.
Luke was also featured on a short discussion about shooting in Trinidad and Tobago on the Italian Film Radio Entertainment & Dialogue (FRED) podcast.
The FilmTT team met with over 170 attendees at the booth; conducted a 40-minute presentation on the country’s diverse landscape, people, culture, and the cash-based Production Expenditure Rebate Programme; and hosted a reception at the booth where they were able to further interact with international industry professionals.
An increase in international productions in Trinidad and Tobago not only has economic benefits for the country, private sector suppliers, and local industry professionals, but also raises the country’s international profile, potentially contributing to the growth of other industries such as fashion, music, tourism, and much more.
An aerial view of the FilmTT booth at FOCUS 2019 London.
FilmTT staff pose for a photo with a visitor showing off one of the booth's giveaways.
Visitors to FilmTT's booth holding the Production Guide.