Lloyd Reckord

Jamaican actor-director Lloyd Reckord discusses his career on the occasion of a very rare screening of Dream A40, his sensual short film from 1964, made when male homosexuality was illegal. After an incendiary debut in Hot Summer Night - Reckord discusses the controversy the interracial love story caused upon its broadcast in the late 1950s - he soon found himself typecast and moved on to a career in directing. He describes the challenges of shooting his debut, Ten Bob in Winter (funded by the BFI), and the experience of filming Dream A40 on a very low budget. As the interview draws to a close, he expresses his delight that the film, shown at the LLGFF in a new print, ‘has come to life again. Thank goodness’.


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