LENNIE LITTLE - WHITE
(Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Editor)

Children of Babylon reflects Lennie’s thoughts on the society today. After high school, he flirted with the idea of doing professional theatre. He floated through different jobs while writing, producing and directiing plays.
   

In 1966, the film bug hit him when he was  one of the doubles for American actor Jim Brown who was starring in a film made in Jamaica called THE MERCENARIES.
     
He first wrote and directed films for the Jamaican Information Service. After migrating to Canada, he studied at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in Toronto, before going to graduate school at Northwestern University in Chicago, gaining a Master of Arts degree in Film. Since then he has worked in all areas of communications in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

Lennie’s many credits include directing the first documentary on Blacks in Canada in a film called BORN BLACK. A film about the University of the West Indies-BEGINNINGS, won an award at the U.S.S.R.’s Tasknet Film Festival.

His productions include numerous commercials and documentaries. His most recent work is a full-length documentary on reggae called SOUNDS OF AN ERA. Children of Babylon is Lennie’s first theatrical movie production. While he has dabbled in poetry, this was his first real effort in writing lyrics for songs.
   

FRANKLYN  "CHAPPIE" ST. JUSTE  (Director of Photography)

"Chappie" as he is popularly known has spent more than the last half of his life in Jamaica. Before that he worked in St. Lucia and his birthplace, Trinidad.

Probably the most experienced cinematographer working in the Caribbean today, Chappie has shot everything including news, commercials, documentaries and features. 
   

One of his most notable achievements is his photography of a signigicant portion of Perry Henzell’s THE HARDER THEY COME with Jimmy Cliff.

Today, he functions not only as cinematographer, but also as a director in his own right, producing several documentaries. Chappie got his first exposure to film through his father while growing up in Trinidad. He continues the tradition by passing on his knowledge to one of his sons, Brian, who was his first assistant during the shooting of Children of Babylon.
   

HAROLD BUTLER  (Music)

When you come from a family with a long string of good musicians ahead of you, it can be intimidating. This has not frightened young Harold who has not yet reached his twenty-fifth birthday.

Harold’s forte embraces all aspects of music. His four albums prior to the soundtrack for  this film touch everything from jazz to classical to popular dance music.

After seeing the edited film four of five times, he wrote the music in a week and conducted the musicians and singers to finish the complete soundtrack in six weeks. Harold succeeded in drawing on the rich musical heritage of Jamaica to paint a musical picture that few will forget.

This is his first attempt at scoring for a film. It also marks a new combination since the lyrics were written by the film’s director. - Lennie Little-White.

 

 

 

O T H E R   C R E D I T S

Production Designer

ADDISON

Technical Consultant

FRANKLYN ST. JUSTE

Production Manager

PETER PACKER

Assistant Cameraman

BRIAN ST. JUSTE

Location Sound

OSCAR LAWSON

Assistant Sound

TREVOR ELLIOTT

Wardrobe & Props Co-Ordinator

HILARY NICHOLSON

Continuity

RICHARD LANNAMAN

Electricians

EARL CAMPBELL

BERTRAM THOMPSON

KEITH WHEELER

Set Decorators

HILARY NICHOLSON

RICHARD LANNAMAN

Assitant Editor

BRIAN ST. JUSTE

Sound Mixer

GARY BOURGEIOS

Quinn Sound

Production Assistant

CORDETT DUCKIE

Penny’s Wardrobe

CLAUDIA ROBINSON

Other Costumes

ADDISON

Original Paintings & Drawings

GEORGE RODNEY

Title & Poster Design

KEITH CURWIN

Still Photographers

LENNIE LITTLE-WHITE

RICHARD LANNAMAN

BRIAN ST. JUSTE
FRANKLYN ST. JUSTE

Fight Co-ordinator

OSCAR LAWSON

Stuntman

BERTRAM THOMPSON

Assitant to the Producer

JANET LLOYD

Production Accountant

YVETTE MADDEN

Production facilities

MEDIAMIX LIMITED

KINGSTON, JAMAICA

Canadian Liaison

INEZ BRENNAN

Opticals

FILM OPTICALS OF CANADA

Processing

PFA LABS

Prints

QUINN LABS

Publicity

MEDIAMIX LIMITED

   

"Children of Babylon" sung by

THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS

"Life is a Rainbow" sung by

BERES HAMMOND

"I want your love" sung by

DELROY WILSON

"I was born a woman" sung by

PAM HALL

"Can’t stand the Pain" sung by

CYNTHIA SCHLOSS

"Pass the Fire" sung by

HAROLD BUTLER

"Slave Lament" (Trad.) adapted by

HAROLD BUTLER &
LENNIE LITTLE-WHITE

"Long Hot Day in Summer" written by

HAROLD BUTLER
courtesy of CATS PRODUCTIONS LTD.
sung by PAM HALL

 

All music and lyrics Copyright © 1979 and published by KBANDA MUSIC CO. (ASCAP)

Original soundtrack album issued by RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS LTD.

   

The persons and events in this film are fiticious. Any similiarity to actual persons or events is unintentional.

Personnel, production and post-porduction facilities furnished by MEDIAMIX LTD., Kingston, Jamaica.

Copyright © MCMLXXIX Rianbow Productions Limited. All Rights Reserved.

 


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