VA Films

Video Associates now VA Films opened its doors in 1981 as one of the first of only two full service video and film production companies in the Caribbean.  We have an unparalleled 32-year track record of successfully producing highly acclaimed television commercials, business features, infomercials and television series. 

Our motivated and specialized team is able to spearhead any production; coordinating the animation, graphics and editing, necessary for the completion of a project all under one roof.   

At the helm of this operation is Mr. Anthony Maharaj whose expertise in film and video production is not only highly acclaimed locally, but is known in the larger film markets of in the United States, the Philippines and India. (Website: www.anthonymaharaj.com)

Our motivated and specialized team is able to spearhead any production; coordinating the animation, graphics and editing, necessary for the completion of a project all under one roof.    Our senior cameraman has received his training at the Maine Media College in Rockport Maine and has worked alongside renowned international cameramen in the production of Merchant and Ivory’s Mystic Masseur and Club Dead, both being full feature movie productions.  More recently Video Associates produced the mega Bollywood film Dulha Mil Gaya, shot in Tobago, Trinidad and India.  This movie starred Sharukh Khan and Sushmita Sen.  Our senior editor has edited numerous award winning commercials as well as the American feature film Secret of the Shells, starring Richard Norton.

 

In 2014 VAFilms released the horror movie Satan’s Daughter and the documentary Trinidad and Tobago World War II Diaries in Movietowne.  Satan’s Daughter is a full length horror genre based on the legend of "La Diablesse".  Trinidad and Tobago World War II Diaries is part one of a 30 minute documentary and an unparalleled first of its kind in the Caribbean.  This feature shares some of the extraordinary moments and near death experiences from Trinidad and Tobago's World War II veterans.               

 

We always try to keep abreast of the latest technological changes.  In November 2011 VAFilms acquired the new Sony Cinematic Camera.    With resolutions beyond HD this camera is the first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, specially out-rigged abroad for the adaptation of our Carl Zeiss high-speed multi coated film lenses.  A shooting solution used in big budget motion features. 

Although we achieved numerous awards we have never lost sight of the company’s most important mandate:  “To bring our full creative and technical input to exceed our client’s expectations and produce an end product that reflects our skill and enthusiasm, no matter the size of production.”

 

 

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 A glimpse of what we have done

In 2008, when the United Nations tendered offers for the services of a production house to script, shoot and produce a feature on the history of the UN in Trinidad and Tobago, Video Associates was chosen. VAFilms was subsequently chosen by UNDP to produce two features on the UN’s work on Corporate Social Responsibility CSR and the Small Grant Programme SGP.

On the launch of Atlantic’s LNG highly anticipated Train 4 production line and on the eve of the company’s 1700th cargo shipment in July 2009, we were chosen to produce a corresponding broadcast feature.  In 2009 the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago also chose Video Associates to produce a 30 min feature entitled ‘Cyber-danger’.  The final product was distributed on DVDs to schools nationwide as part of an internet awareness campaign.  Subsequently in 2011, 2012 and 2013 the Telecommunications Authority tendered offers and accepted VAFilms to produce its Information Communications Technologies (ICT) forum series.  These are broadcasted forums engaging world renowned experts to discuss how ICT’s affect our daily lives.   

VA Films in conjunction with the tourism board produced a twelve part series entitled “Why Settle for Less”.  This series highlighted beauty of the twin isle. We were then asked to produce another feature again for the tourism board entitled “Made in TnT.” 

This video is currently being used at trade fairs abroad to show the manufacturing prowess of Trinidad and Tobago.  Both features continue to be sold and used both locally and internationally.  More recently we were contracted to produce a tourism video on the isle of Tobago, targeted to a European audience

In 2011 VAFilms produced a fifteen-minute feature for the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs in conjunction with Brussels entitled “Fishing for the Future.”  This feature highlighted the state of the fishing industry and the introduction of new legislation to combat indiscriminate fishing.

More recently, VAFilms was also contracted by BPTT for the successful production of three videos to highlight the organization’s exploratory thrust into new deep sea blocks.  

  VA was the production company for Merchant and Ivory’s Mystic Masseur and Club Dead, both being full feature movie productions.  More recently Video Associates produced the mega Bollywood film Dulha Mil Gaya, shot in Tobago, Trinidad and India.  This movie starred Sharukh Khan and Sushmita Sen.  Our senior editor has edited numerous award winning commercials as well as the American feature film Secret of the Shells, starring Richard Norton.

In 2014 VA Films released the horror movie Satan’s Daughter and the documentary Trinidad and Tobago World War II Diaries in Movietowne.  Satan’s Daughter is a full length horror genre based on the legend of "La Diablesse".

Trinidad and Tobago World War II Diaries is part one of a 30 minute documentary and an unparalleled first of its kind in the Caribbean.  This feature shares some of the extraordinary moments and near death experiences from Trinidad and Tobago's World War II veterans.              

We always try to keep abreast of the latest technological changes.  In November 2011 VAFilms acquired the new Sony Cinematic Camera.    With resolutions beyond HD this camera is the first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, specially out-rigged abroad for the adaptation of our Carl Zeiss high-speed multi coated film lenses.  A shooting solution used in big budget motion features. 

 

Although we achieved numerous awards we have never lost sight of the company’s most important mandate:  “To bring our full creative and technical input to exceed our client’s expectations and produce an end product that reflects our skill and enthusiasm, no matter the size of production.”