Sources: The PR Place JA and The Jamaica Star
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Fernando Edwards is a multifaceted writer, actor and filmmaker, who has been honing the skills of storytelling from a tender age.
He is the founder of Irienando Productions, a Los Angeles production base where Fernando writes, produces, directs all his films. The Clarendon native said that his main aim is to bring films that tell stories of everyday people while showcasing different cultures and how they intersect. His most current production, Rooted Betrayal, is classified as a psychological thriller about a love turned sour and a man's struggle to survive the aftermath. The film is slated to hit visual platforms in early 2023.
Edwards expressed that his team is already working on a follow-up release that will resonate more with his Jamaican roots.
"Because Rooted Betrayal has such a strong storyline, I have decided to follow up with a six-episode series based off the film. After that release, there is a five-episode musical/drama series I'm looking to develop with a full production and cast team from Jamaica," he said.
The series follows the story of Jermaine Kingsley, a talented musical artiste who lives a double life. Having lost both his parents at a young age, Jermaine was raised by his older sister who struggles with his well-being because of the lifestyle he lives behind his music.
"While visiting Jamaica, my main goal is to understand the Jamaican film entertainment circuit more and how we can create stories that reach the international market while giving the people of Jamaica a chance to go to the movie theatre and see something created by the country that will compete with the likes of other international films," said Edwards.
Edwards has worked with a variety of noted directors as an actor before transitioning into production including David Katzenberg in the Ballers TV series, and Nick Cannon in the movie She Ball.
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