The trailer is too dramatic but I liked the film very much. Excellent production values, good story, good acting.
From a publicity email sent to BFP…
This movie played to sold out audiences in Barbados and Premiered in Jamaica to a standing ovation. American Author Eric Jerome Dickey says “I Enjoyed Chrissy! from the beginning to the End.” The High Commissioner of Barbados to Canada Mr. Evelyn Greaves says “This movie is highly recommended for the entire family, educators and organizations.” The movie has played in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, London and Birmingham and is currently playing in Antigua. Chrissy is an inspirational movie for the entire family and stars 10 year old Makalah Harrison and Cara O’Donnell, Sophia Thomas lead actor of the HUSH series and Barbados’ own Mac Fingal and Peter Boyce. Shot entirely on location in Barbados, Chrissy will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions as you move from scene to scene with the children.
Chrissy! Is a moving, inspirational and uplifting drama about courage, faith, bullying, determination and the power of the human spirit to achieve despite the odds. A very poor 10-year-old girl, Chrissy Wright (Mikaela Harrison) lives on the rough side of town in deplorable conditions with her two siblings and their sick, bed ridden mother (Sharon Griffith). Living without running water, electricity and very little to eat, Chrissy becomes a target for teasing and discrimination from her fellow students at Redemption Primary, and almost all the teachers except for her beloved science teacher, Mr. Fenton (Peter Boyce). Formidable,Chrissy is determined to push herself out of poverty, overcome the teasing and rise above it all. Through fate, she meets a new student at her school Melissa Edghill (Cara Odonnel), and thus begins a friendship…the meeting of two different worlds – rich and poor, black and white. Will Chrissy ride this gift-horse to the top? Or will her intellect be enough to help elevate her and her family out of their poverty-stricken life?