Catherine Helena Dorsette is originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. She worked as a News Reporter for over 20 years with various newspapers on the island of Dominica to include The New Chronicle, Tropical Star, The Independent and Mirror and The Sun. She also worked with the Montserrat Reporter on Montserrat. Catherine resides on the Emerald Isle of Montserrat with her husband, two adult children and a precious granddaughter. She is the recipient of two Fellowship Awards presented in Taiwan (1995) and in Japan (1997). Catherine is reading for her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with the University of the West Indies. She has published seven (7) books between 2014 and 2016. Her first novel FIRE ON MONTSERRAT is currently in the process of being made into a Feature Film. Fire on Montserrat will be her first feature film, but her company Victory Films Entertainment (VFE) has film two Shorts, namely Dangerous Charade Dangerous Charade and Clash of Cultures Clash of Cultures A devout Christian, Catherine enjoys working with the youth in her community, discussing biblical themes, world events and issues affecting young people.
Victory Films Entertainment (VFE), Associate Producer Edmund Umoja Herman, Founder and President of Piton International Film Festival (PIFF) are in the process of producing a movie titled FIRE ON MONTSERRAT based on a Novel by Dominican/Montserratian Author Catherine Dorsette. PIFF is also associated with the Houston Annual International Film Festival and the Chicago Annual International Film Festival in the United States of America. Committed to starring in Fire on Montserrat Naja Simeon, Keenan Cassell, Claudia Edwards, Edmond Umoja Herman, Sharon Charles. Fire on Montserrat is a low-budget movie and VFE is seeking to raise US$50,000.00 to produce it.
Naja stared in "The Knot"http://www.davinaleefilms.com/
A short film entitled Girlfriend? Half Filmed,Written,Directed and Produced by Keenan Cassell See Keenan in "Girlfriend"
Ticket to the Creole Song Festival in Dominica (including a Season Pass). Ticket to Jazz Festival in St. Lucia
Catherine… it’s a fight to focus on my own work and stay away from that book of yours! Lol. You are a great Story-teller. Your writing, structurally, is extremely sound. Very autobiographical of course. I’m at a cliff-hanging point where Kyla and Derek are in Barbados …. This would make a riveting LIFETIME movie! You are a wonderful Writer! I have found a new respect for you as a Christian woman. You are a woman who have fought with your inner conflict between the truth of life and the expectations of holding to “God”. Your book is MORE than a novel. It is a testimony! Respects.Ann Laflair (Teacher)
Dear Catherine, I absolutely love this book FIRE ON MONTSERRAT! Your writing is smooth. You handle your flashbacks expertly. I would have preferred an indented typesetting instead of the block form, however. The type size should have been larger, and the chapters should ALL have started on a left sided, odd-numbered page. All of this however, are typesetting things and in NO WAY takes away from the riveting story you tell. I feel this book should be submitted to one of the really big publishers. I see FIRE ON MONTSERRAT taking off in Europe and even here in the USA. I particularly loved the scene when Kyla was in the bathroom and stepped out and saw Derek. Beautifully written! You were able to generate that sensuality with such sweet economy. You are good!! I will assist you wherever I can to ensure that FIRE ON MONTSERRAT reaches as far as it can and then some!Harold Bascom (Playwright/Author & Painter)
Rowland did the cinematography for the award winning "MUDA" which was nominated for best picture and which Jacinth Sutphin won Best Actress. Muda (trailer)
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