Recreation of Thrones Actor Marcos James Makes Writing & Producing Debut with Ceremony

NEW YORK Actor Marcos James, finest recognized for his efficiency as White Rat in HBO’s Emmy Award profitable collection Recreation of Thrones, is aiming to make his debut as a function movie screenwriter and producer along with his dramatic thriller Ceremony, which is at present in improvement.

The Jamaican born, LA primarily based Jameswhose display performing credit additionally embody the Lifetime Film Community collection Holding Up With The Joneses reverse Vivica A Fox and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts. In addition to the Apple TV/ Amazon horror function The Headless Horseman. James plans to star within the manufacturing as properly, marking his clear intention to change into one of many leisure business’s latest multi hyphenates.

Nonetheless, in keeping with James, the addition of author and producer to his rising present enterprise resume is a pure and logical step within the evolution of his profession. Particularly one he has been getting ready to make for a while.

Jamaican Born Game Of Thrones Actor Marcos James Makes Writing and Producing Film Debut with “Ceremony”

“Many within the business who know me primarily as an actor could not know that I even have a Bachelor’s diploma in Communications from UWI in Jamaica and a Masters in Movie Manufacturing from the College of Bristol within the UK,” he says.

“So that is one thing that for me has been within the making from day one. I’ve all the time recognized that I wished to develop my horizons into the realms of writing and producing my very own initiatives. I believe it’s essential for all actors to try this, to boost and maintain their careers. And now that my performing profession has related me to some unbelievable gamers within the manufacturing sphere, that is the proper time for me to take issues to a different degree.”


In a nod to his island roots, James’ Ceremony is about in Jamaica, however carries a powerful Cuban affect as properly. The story follows the mysterious and unexplainable occasions that happen when two estranged half siblings -a brother and sister- return to their island house to attend the ceremonial farewell for his or her just lately deceased father. Their strained reunion, coupled with the usually scary incidents that accompany their arrival, forces them each to confront one another in addition to simmering household points round ancestry, infidelity and inheritance.

James has already accomplished the script for the movie and he’s excited concerning the mission’s prospects for plenty of causes.

“Firstly, a number of themes within the movie corresponding to troublesome household relationships, sibling rivalry and confrontations over cash are very common. However that stated, Ceremony can also be unquestionably distinctive in its exploration of Jamaican and Cuban tradition and folklore. The storyline leans closely into ceremonial and non secular practices which are misunderstood and feared in each Caribbean societies.  This, and the attractive Jamaican setting, heightens and compliments the drama. Because of this, we predict that with the suitable execution the movie has the potential to discover a really worldwide viewers.”

On Location in Jamaica

Central to his imaginative and prescient for the movie’s success is that it’s shot on location in Jamaica.

“As a born Jamaican, I believe it’s completely essential that we movie there,” he says. “There’s no different place on the earth that may replicate that Jamaican vibe and the movie might be one other beautiful tribute to the sweetness and majesty of the island. So we hope we are able to get the co-operation and help from inside Jamaica to make that occur.”

Already connected to the mission as its lead actor, James has additionally secured the companies of a famend producer as properly. A number of extremely recognizable performing names- together with a few of his fellow Recreation of Thrones alumni – have additionally indicated robust curiosity in becoming a member of the manufacturing.

Movie Funding

The following main step at this level for him and his crew is funding and discovering the suitable director. The search has begun for the movie’s monetary backing and he’s inspired by the response to date. However he understands that signing the suitable director might be a precedence and the important thing to how the mission goes ahead. At this level nonetheless, he’s fairly certain that director gained’t be him.

Future Director?

“In some unspecified time in the future sooner or later I do know I’ll slide into the director’s chair,” he says, “However undoubtedly not this time. With Ceremony, the writing (and re writing), producing and performing tasks might be greater than sufficient. However after including the screenwriting and manufacturing duties to my resume, I do know that with what I’m studying now, directing is sooner or later additionally. I’m undoubtedly trying ahead to that too- so keep tuned.”


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