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Director DIA chat about the#1 Jamaican Movie "Blind Shotta"

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DIA - " I was inspired by some serious events" he recalls. “Living in [the Lady Huggins area of] north-central Kingston's Grants Pen community, I would frequently hear gunshots. On one occasion, I was awakened by a very long barrage of fire, but after the shooting stopped, no one, it seems had been injured or killed. I said to myself, it must be a blind shotta, and the idea just grew from there.

Unable to continue to find space for his productions on tightly controlled local radio, Fearon, who had long harbored ambitions toward a career in film, started taking matters into his own hands, and created his own vehicle. Thus, we have "Blind Shottas" which he unofficially bills as a "gangsta comedy".

A short preview of the film reveals shades of the kung fu/martial arts franchise, The Blind Swordsman (not to be confused with the One-Armed Swordsman) but switched to a contemporary inner-city setting