Ricardo Sean Thompson is a Jamaican born NYC based independent filmmaker who was a finalist for the 2022 Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program; 2023 YouTube Originals Black Voices Creator Fellowship; and the 2023 CBS Studios/NAACP Venture Writers Program. His short film Boost was selected to world premiere at the 2022 Pan African Film Festival and his most recent short film Bandulu was selected to world premiere at the HBO sponsored Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Bandulu also screened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, NY Shorts International Film Festival, and was a Best Short Film Award finalist at the 2022 Charlotte Black Film Festival. The script for his unproduced pilot Trench Town reached a ranking of #2 on The Black List Top 80 pilots; is ranked in the Top 6% of all scripts on Coverfly; is currently a quarter finalist in the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition; and a semi-finalist in the 2023 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Thompson’s goal as an aspiring film and television writer/director is to produce untold thrilling and intriguing stories that center around people of color.
Trench Town is a contemporary film noir series about an inexperienced interim drug lord installed to establish ‘stability’ in the crime-ridden area of West Kingston, Jamaica, as a bevy of young gangsters try to violently capture his territory.
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