Fire on Montserrat

Set in the scary beginnings of the Soufriere Hills Volcano eruptions on Montserrat in 1995, and spanning two decades, the Caribbean romance novel Fire on Montserrat is centred on a love between two young people. The story unfolds through a series of flashbacks as the lovers meet again on the Island of Montserrat on the 20th anniversary of the volcanic eruptions. In a chain of riveting and suspense-filled twists and turns, true love vies for supremacy over vengeance and a deadly secret which someone is willing to kill to keep buried.

The novel Fire on Montserrat is now set to become a feature film. It skilfully combines the reality of Montserrat’s volcano-erupting experience with the turmoil of young love on a quest for permanence; and shows how coping with displacements and severe loss have branded Montserratians as a Resilient People!

Dominican/Montserratian Author Catherine Dorsette told Montserrat Reporter that in 2015 when the Government of Montserrat was planning to commemorate 20 years of living with a live volcano, it occurred to her “… to write a book which would capture the essence of what took place, and how the Montserratian people rose from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix.” She began writing in September 2015 and by Christmas the same year, the book was available on Amazon where she has an Author’s Page showcasing her other publications.

Since the publication of Fire on Montserrat, readers have been complimenting Catherine Dorsette on the uniqueness of her approach to telling such a riveting story. But telling riveting stories is what Catherine Dorsette does.

Speaking about her past, she provides: Growing up in a single-parent household with her mother, she had to read a story to the family every evening. Her mother who was not too versed in reading, brought home books so that young Catherine could read to her. Unfortunately, the books were old medical or mathematics texts and therefore there was no story to tell. But being gifted in storytelling, Catherine would make up stories every night, until one night she outdid herself and her mother wanted the same story the next night. Of course, she could not remember a word of it, having made it up on the go. She told the Montserrat Reporter that her mother spanked her soundly because she attributed pretending to read to being dishonest. However, she bought Catherine an exercise book and encouraged her to write down her stories when they came to mind. Thus, from the age of nine years, Catherine has been writing her stories. Fire on Montserrat is her first novel.

Mr Demedrius Charles.

In August 2017, some scenes for the movie Fire on Montserrat were shot in St. Lucia during the Piton International Film Festival (PIFF 2017). The completion of the movie will be filmed on Montserrat in March 2018.

 

The Movie Industry is a multi-trillion-dollar industry! Letting the world at large become aware of the movie-making potential on this unique island called ‘The Emerald Isle’ Montserrat, still pristine and green with its real modern-day Pompeii, is to invite these ‘megabucks’ investments here.

Claudia Edward

Local partners in this project are Royal Rhythmz Studios, Ink Pot Arts, Avalon Villa and Good Eats Restaurant.

Fire on Montserrat is a low-budget Movie and Victory Films Entertainment is trying to raise US$50,000.00 to complete the Movie, which they need to complete and have it released in June 2018. Some parts of the Movie was filmed in St. Lucia at PIFF 2017 in August 2017

The Movie Director is Mr Demedrius Charles. He is a well-known Movie Producer, Writer, Director and Poet from the Caribbean resident in New York. He has several movies to his name to include: ‘Broken’ and ‘Ascension- I am not my Mother’.

Sharon Charles

 

Claudia Edward hailing from the sister Island of St. Lucia is a performing Artiste. She plays the leading role of Dr Kyla Tuitt

 

Naja Simeon also from St. Lucia plays the leading male as Dr Derek Ryan

He is an Actor, Musician and Painter/Artist

 

Keenan Cassell

Meet some of our local Cast

 

Sharon Charles playing the role of the lead Antagonist Velda Moorehead

Rt. Honorable Basil Morgan

 Keenan Cassell playing the role of Jordan Moorehead

Basil Chambers

The Rt. Honorable Basil Morgan, playing the role of Denzil ‘Pinney’ Ryan   Basil Chambers playing the role of Jerry

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Set in the scary beginnings of the Soufriere Hills Volcano eruptions on Montserrat in 1995, and spanning two decades, the Caribbean romance novel Fire on Montserrat is centred on a love between two young people. The story unfolds through a series of flashbacks as the lovers meet again on the Island of Montserrat on the 20th anniversary of the volcanic eruptions. In a chain of riveting and suspense-filled twists and turns, true love vies for supremacy over vengeance and a deadly secret which someone is willing to kill to keep buried.

The novel Fire on Montserrat is now set to become a feature film. It skilfully combines the reality of Montserrat’s volcano-erupting experience with the turmoil of young love on a quest for permanence; and shows how coping with displacements and severe loss have branded Montserratians as a Resilient People!

Dominican/Montserratian Author Catherine Dorsette told Montserrat Reporter that in 2015 when the Government of Montserrat was planning to commemorate 20 years of living with a live volcano, it occurred to her “… to write a book which would capture the essence of what took place, and how the Montserratian people rose from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix.” She began writing in September 2015 and by Christmas the same year, the book was available on Amazon where she has an Author’s Page showcasing her other publications.

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Since the publication of Fire on Montserrat, readers have been complimenting Catherine Dorsette on the uniqueness of her approach to telling such a riveting story. But telling riveting stories is what Catherine Dorsette does.

Speaking about her past, she provides: Growing up in a single-parent household with her mother, she had to read a story to the family every evening. Her mother who was not too versed in reading, brought home books so that young Catherine could read to her. Unfortunately, the books were old medical or mathematics texts and therefore there was no story to tell. But being gifted in storytelling, Catherine would make up stories every night, until one night she outdid herself and her mother wanted the same story the next night. Of course, she could not remember a word of it, having made it up on the go. She told the Montserrat Reporter that her mother spanked her soundly because she attributed pretending to read to being dishonest. However, she bought Catherine an exercise book and encouraged her to write down her stories when they came to mind. Thus, from the age of nine years, Catherine has been writing her stories. Fire on Montserrat is her first novel.

Mr Demedrius Charles.

In August 2017, some scenes for the movie Fire on Montserrat were shot in St. Lucia during the Piton International Film Festival (PIFF 2017). The completion of the movie will be filmed on Montserrat in March 2018.

 

The Movie Industry is a multi-trillion-dollar industry! Letting the world at large become aware of the movie-making potential on this unique island called ‘The Emerald Isle’ Montserrat, still pristine and green with its real modern-day Pompeii, is to invite these ‘megabucks’ investments here.

Claudia Edward

Local partners in this project are Royal Rhythmz Studios, Ink Pot Arts, Avalon Villa and Good Eats Restaurant.

Fire on Montserrat is a low-budget Movie and Victory Films Entertainment is trying to raise US$50,000.00 to complete the Movie, which they need to complete and have it released in June 2018. Some parts of the Movie was filmed in St. Lucia at PIFF 2017 in August 2017

The Movie Director is Mr Demedrius Charles. He is a well-known Movie Producer, Writer, Director and Poet from the Caribbean resident in New York. He has several movies to his name to include: ‘Broken’ and ‘Ascension- I am not my Mother’.

Sharon Charles

 

Claudia Edward hailing from the sister Island of St. Lucia is a performing Artiste. She plays the leading role of Dr Kyla Tuitt

 

Naja Simeon also from St. Lucia plays the leading male as Dr Derek Ryan

He is an Actor, Musician and Painter/Artist

 

Keenan Cassell

Meet some of our local Cast

 

Sharon Charles playing the role of the lead Antagonist Velda Moorehead

Rt. Honorable Basil Morgan

 Keenan Cassell playing the role of Jordan Moorehead

Basil Chambers

The Rt. Honorable Basil Morgan, playing the role of Denzil ‘Pinney’ Ryan   Basil Chambers playing the role of Jerry