Scene Presents

Framing Caribbean Culture

Who We Are

We are Scene, a dynamic, youth-led multimedia production company founded by filmmaker Shari Petti, and based in the heart of Trinidad and Tobago.

Our mission?

To celebrate, showcase, and faithfully tell the story of the richness and diversity that defines Caribbean people, through awe-inspiring content across various mediums. We’re all about film, photography, storytelling, and we know how to have fun while doing it!

Our website is a living archive and a playground for art, education, and exchange.

What We Do

At Scene, we specialise in crafting cinematic experiences where storytelling takes centre stage. We create documentaries, narrative films, short-form content, music videos, commercials and experimental videos that capture the essence of our beloved Caribbean. We use our cameras as tools for cultural preservation, documenting everyday life and amplifying underrepresented voices and stories.

Meet the Team

Shari Petti
Creative Director & Founder

Shari Petti, a creative director, cinematographer, writer, and producer, is driven by a deep curiosity about the human experience and a desire to give voice to the underrepresented. Drawing from her Trinidadian heritage, Shari’s films explore the complexities of Caribbean identity, culture, and history. A Fulbright scholar with an MFA in Cinematography from Florida State University and double major in Film Production and Film Studies from the University of the West Indies, Shari is adept at crafting documentaries, narrative films, experimental videos, commercials, music videos, and photographs. Her documentary series “Small Lime” (2016) provides an intimate, unfiltered glimpse into the lives of everyday Trinidadian youth, while her work on “Mas Prep”(2020-ongoing) explores the rich tradition of Trinidad’s carnival, celebrating the artisans and performers behind the scenes. Her documentary “Sorf Hair,”(2017) about the natural hair experience in Trinidad and Tobago, was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the Pan African Film Festival and the Nouveaux Regard Film Festival, won People’s Choice for Best Documentary at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, and screened at several film festivals and universities globally. Shari’s narrative short film “Fantastic Friday” (2023), which has screened in London, Canada and across the Caribbean, merges documentary and narrative techniques, capturing the experience of Carnival in a story of friendship. Her work as a commercial cinematographer earned a “Silver Addy for Cinematography” in 2023 and as a creative director her work with Mccann Port of Spain won “Best of Show”, “Best Film, Video, Sound” “Gold Addy For Cinematography” “Gold Addy For Editing” “Silver Addy For Editing”, and “Silver for Best 60sec TV Spot” at the 2024 Caribbean Advertising Federation – American Advertising Awards. Shari also works in experimental video having collaborated with artist Christopher Cozier on “All around us – elsewheres are beginnings and endings” as a cinematographer for the 2019 Sharjah Biennial as well as Curator Andil Gosine as cinematographer for his film on artist Wendy Nanan which screened at the Art Museum of the Americas. Shari currently teaches Cinematography at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine.

Amir Denzel Hall
Writer/Development Producer

Amir Denzel Hall is a writer working in performance, photography, video, and dance. Their work investigates rituals of survival through the layered spectacle of queerness, race, spirituality and class. Amir obtained an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU in 2021 and has held residencies at Alice Yard, Double Edge Theatre and Yaddo. Their writing, video and performances have appeared in various outlets including the Chicago Architecture Biennale 2022, the COCO Dance Festival 2022, Documenta 15, CultureHub NYC and Life Magazine China. They currently reside between Trinidad and NYC.

Tamika Dedier-Hope
Executive Assistant

Tamika Dedier-Hope is an entrepreneur fueled by a passion for creativity.

With an innate connection to the arts, Tamika has confidently embraced her role as a Virtual Assistant where she applies her expertise to help fellow artists and innovators achieve their goals by alleviating administrative tasks and creating structure in their lives. Her services are meticulously tailored to the ever-evolving creative sphere, a testament to her unwavering commitment to those who dare to dream.

Working alongside creative minds across various domains has granted her a panoramic view of the creative landscape.

Mawasi Charles
Photographer/Cinematographer

Mawasi Charles is a commercial lifestyle photographer and documentary filmmaker who is inspired by continuous improvement. He has worked on several projects with Scene including “Mas Prep,” “Fantastic Friday” and numerous commercials.

Renaldo Matamoro
Editor/Cinematographer

A passionate videographer and editor driven by a mission to empower others, Renaldo’s journey began assisting local talents like Selig Eccles and Gervail Lemo, honing skills in unique and challenging visuals. Since then he has worked in the film and video industry as an editor, videographer and director, producing music video for the likes of Shal Marshall, 3canal, College Boy Jesse, Tempa and many others. Renaldo has worked with as an editor and cinematographer on Scene projects such as “Fantastic Friday,” “B-mobile Back to Bacchanal,” “Rum and Calypso,” “Spirit,” “Mas Prep” and several others.