SALLY’S WAY – The Movie

SALLY’S WAY Trailer – A family film about an orphan girl set in the Caribbean

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LATEST NEWS is Jamaica Film Festival, July 7–11 2015
JFF_Official_SelectionEmblemSally’s Way was a slice of life picture which covered a host of social topics that easily resonated with the audience. An interesting blend of juvenile and adult themes, it follows the life of Sally — an imaginative young country girl — who is thrust into reality when her grandmother falls ill. She finds herself living with an Indian family until things stabilises. Through the length of the film, she must overcome the obstacles that life has now thrown at her without losing the essence of herself.Rory Daley Jamaica Observer, Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sally’s Way has been chosen for the following film festivals:

ANDkids LaurelsANDKids Festival, Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA
at 1pm on Thursday 23rd July 2015.

sdkfflogosThe San Diego International Kids Film Festival
August 28-30th 2015

The Caribbean Tales International Film Festival
September 19th 2015            

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

ttff15 official selection blackSeptember 19th 2015

AWARDS from previous screenings:
Sally’s Way was awarded
The International Award for
Excellence in the excellenceNewcomer category


LAUREL1PanAfricain Film Festival. Cannes, France Alyssa Highly who plays Sally won the Prix du Meilleur Espoir Feminin (Most Aspiring Female Actress). There were no children’s categories, she was judged alongside adult actors.

Children's Jury AwardSally’s Way Premiere was at the Seattle Children’s International Film Festival 2015 and there we are pleased to share that Joanne Gail Johnson, as Director, was awarded the Global Zoom Prize, a Children’s Jury Award for the film that best promotes intercultural understanding and cooperation.

Sally’s Way Film Festival Debut Click here to view visuals

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Comments :
” This film will appeal to MANY Caribbean children who have been left alone to fend for themselves!!  It will give them hope… So this film is very important.”
Mary Wells of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution Inc. and the director of  ‘Kingston Paradise’

“what a wonderful and moving film. It was a privilege to see the world premiere here in Seattle at the children’s film festival,and i hope many others have a chance to see this testimony to resilience and GIRL POWER from beautiful Trinidad.” Marie Huwe, Seattle

“Love the fact that you guys from an island nation adopted Seattle and it’s football team while you were here. Seeing your film was much more inspirational than any accomplishment on the football field. Best of luck with it .” Matt Shannon, Seattle

“unhurried, natural, poignant,,,I loved the greenness, the country-ness and the humaneness of this Caribbean children’s story, well told.” Christopher Pinheiro, Arts / Film Curator, Caribbean, Canada

What a beautiful film this is. A great message for young people and their parents too. Alyssa Highly is fantastic as Sally –  so sympathetic, so lovely.  It really is a veryELIZABETH SHEPHARD nice all ages film. So much is joyful. I think children ages 8+ will best enjoy the film, because of the more serious elements of the story.” Elizabeth Shepherd, Director of Children’s Film Festival Seattle/Youth Programs Director, Northwest Film Forum

Sally's Way film poster
THE STORY – Finding her way in life Sally, a 12 year old girl, orphaned by HIV/Aids, uses her ingenuity to help her grandmother.
Set in the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, the film has a universal message of how to grow despite the odds. So whether you are living a “Sally Life” or not this family film will resonate in a positive way. The movie is an adapted and expanded version of the children’s book by Joanne Gail Johnson – the book which was published by Macmillan is available at AMAZON. The film is produced by BCO Film.