A Brooklyn man‘s three day journey through New York‘s central booking jail system, infamously known as “The Tombs” and the interesting personalities he encounters while locked up. The primary functions of Central Booking are the processing, admission, and cellblock lodging of persons under arrest where prisoner intake is conducted and photographs & fingerprints are taken.
Haitian filmmaker Jerry Lamothe (Blackout, Nora’s Hair Salon, Amour Infinity) created this short feature film which can be related to by many people who have been in the criminal system or been affected by the system.
“The story’s about a one man’s three day journey through the New York central booking jail system, and while there he comes across interesting personalities and characters during his incarceration,” said Jerry Lamothe.
Check out the UrbanWorld Film Festival – New York premiere of THE TOMBS below:
And when asked about one of the THE TOMBS producers who happens to be his “Basketball Wives” reality star girlfriend, Lamothe replied:
Contrary to what most people believe right now because of her current work and fame from VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives,’ Tami has been an actress for over 15 years and has even shot some short films herself in the past and has done guest appearances on numerous shows. Over the last year, and through her love and passion for the arts, and help balance things out with her current fame, wanted to venture more in the producing arena. She was more than happy to be involved with ‘The Tombs’ because the film is basically the launching film for our production company, Sleep/Study Entertainment. We want to start off small and show what we are capable of doing, and tell the stories we want to tell, and that’s how Tami became a producer on the project. Hopefully, this is the first of many to come in our ventures together professionally.
Check out the THE TOMBS teaser:
Shout to my Caribbean brother doing his thing!