Quirky Films was founded in 2012 by Sascha Ali and Sean Hodgkinson who met each other while working at local television station. Their experiences at that station gave birth to their debut film, A Story About Wendy, which premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) to audience and critical acclaim and was followed two years later, by the popular sequel,
A Story About Wendy 2 which won the People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at the ttff/14. The award multiple- award winning “Trafficked,” followed a year later, copping the prize for Best Local Feature Film at the ttff/15 and Best Foreign Feature at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2016. As of July 2016, Trafficked, written, directed and
co-produced by Hodgkinson, has screened at over a dozen international festivals.
Quirky Film’s latest project, “The Weekend” is slated for release in the first quarter of 2017.
Sascha Ali - Managing/Technical Director
Sascha Ali is the co-founder and managing director of Quirky Films Ltd. He studied film at Kingston University, London. Graduating in 2008, Sascha returned to Trinidad where he worked briefly at CNMG, meeting friend and future business partner Sean Hodgkinson in the process. A news editing job at TV6 was next, a position that lasted till 2011. It was then that Sascha and Sean came together to form Quirky Films, the company that would go on to produce the "A Story About Wendy" series and Trafficked. He specialises in the post production aspect of film, namely editing, colour grading and sound design.
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Sean Hodgknson - Creative Director
Sean Hodgkinson is a writer, director and producer. After finishing his first degree in Environmental Policy and Geography at Brock University in Canada, Sean returned to Trinidad where serendipity allowed him to attain his dream working as a production coordinator in the industry he wanted to be a part of. With a Certificate in Filmmaking from the London Film Academy in 2009, Sean has enjoyed consistent success in the field since. Apart from pioneering the local film industry, Sean has worked in the advertising industry as a Director, Producer and Locations Manager on several award winning commercials.
Aurora Herrera - Producer
Aurora Herrera began her career in media as a columnist for the Trinidad Guardian at the age of 14, her perpetual interest in people and their stories of everyday life led her to Specialise in Journalism at the University of Toronto with an MA internship with the
CBC. Herrera has worked as a producer, journalist, publicist, blogger, assistant director, writer, digital strategist, First AD of the award-winning film Trafficked. Aurora is based in London, U.K.
Tracey Alonzo - Chief Operating Officer
Tracey Alonzo has over 35 years of experience working with Trinidad and Tobago’s leading advertising agencies, newspapers, marketing departments, graphic production houses and printeries. As the Operations Manager of the Trinidad Guardian, Tracey was responsible for the daily operations of the Newspaper and also the production of all the magazines and supplements from concept to press. Tracey joined Quirky in September 2016.
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