Ian Harnarine, a Canadian-born filmmaker, is trying to raise money to make a short film with a ‘doubles’ theme. Harnarine was the sound engineer of the Academy award-winning “God of Love” crew. (Congrats on that!) Come on let’s support him… I’m going to pitch in a few coppers.
Doubles with Slight Pepper is a 20-minute film set in Trinidad. It’s a coming of age story centred around Dhani, a young man who must decide if he will help save his estranged father (Ragbir) from dying. Growing up in a poverty stricken village, Dhani supports himself and his mother (Sumintra) by selling doubles near the busy market. One day, after years abroad in Canada, Dhani’s father returns. Ragbir attempts to win back his son and wife by lavishing them with gifts and money, but they will not accept. They learn that Ragbir will die without a transfusion of rare blood and that Dhani is the only possible donor. Dhani must decide if he is willing to set aside his hatred and begin a new relationship with his father.