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Jerry Lamothe

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Jerry Lamothe is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actor.

Early years[edit]

Lamothe is of Haitian descent, born to Frantz and Marlene Lamothe who are from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Lamothe was born October 16, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York where he was raised in East Flatbush.


In 2000, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in his directorial debut, Amour Infinity. Shot on a single DV camera in twenty-two days for $45,000, the film is regarded by many as an urban underground classic. Amour Infinity premiered at the 2000 Urbanworld film festival to sold out crowds and was a festival favorite. It would go on to win "best feature" at the 2000 Jamerican film and music festival and the "Audience choice award" at the 2001 Hollywood Black Film Festival. It was also ranked "highest rated film", during the Black cinema café run.

In 2003, Lamothe directed Nora's Hair Salon starring, Jenifer Lewis, Lil' Kim, Tamala Jones, Tatyana Ali, Bobby Brown, Jean-Claude La Marre and Whitney Houston. That same year, he was listed on Blackfilm.com’s top ten people to watch list.

In 2006, Lamothe wrote/directed and produced the independent film Blackout. The film boasted an impressive ensemble which included Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Saul Rubinek, Jamie Hector, Latanya Richardson-Jackson and film maverick, Melvin Van Peebles. The film was loosely based on his experience living on Parkside Ave. Brooklyn, during the blackout of 2003. The feature premiered in New York City and was an official selection at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Blackout received positive reviews and was a festival success as all four screenings in Tribeca would sell out. The film was also an official selection at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival and 2007 Urbanworld film festival, where Lamothe was awarded the directors spotlight award. The same year, the movie premiered internationally at the Zurich international film festival. Blackout is the first original film to ever be acquired by BET home video/Paramount.

Lamothe also wrote the screenplay to Loso's Way (the movie), Rap star Fabolous' debut film. The movie was released as a bonus package along with the rap superstar's album, also titled the same name. The CD/DVD was released July 28, 2009 and debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200.

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