Recently, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to have been making films and television programmes in the Caribbean – as an independent producer – for the past 20 years. It’s no mean feat for an industry with as high a rate of attrition as our own. So I thought I would share some favourite memories from SAVANT productions over the next few weeks.

My cooking and lifestyle series, Sancoche, was where I started my career as an independent producer. I had developed the idea in 1999, and eventually plucked up the courage to try to raise the funding and hire a proper crew to film and edit it. Gayelle TV broadcast the first episode during Easter in 2004.

SAVANT produced six seasons and 96 episodes of Sancoche. The series ran from 2004 to 2008 and was broadcast on Gayelle TV, TV6, GBN (Grenada), CBC (Barbados) and CVM (Caribbean Cable). If you’d like to watch any of our episodes, they are available on YouTube here: