Lorraine O'Connor

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Lorraine has spent her professional life as a cultural activist, a producer and promoter of Trinidad and Tobago culture, be it through music, film and fashion. Trinidad born, educated in France and fluent in 4 languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Lorraine has a vivid curiosity that has driven her to explore many areas in the creative and cultural arenas. She has produced numerous documentaries and films and worked on many international productions filmed in Trinidad & Tobago. From the trendy music label, Rituals Music, which she cofounded and managed in the 1990’s to the ownership of the historic Rhyners’ music store at Piarco International Airport, to artist management, production of fashion shows and major events, Lorraine has extensive experience in film production, artist and event management. Lorraine has been involved in the phenomenal success of Calypso music icon, Calypso Rose and works consistently with the team behind Soca music superstar, Machel Montano while she co-manages rising Caribbean artist, Nailah Blackman. In 2016, she was the line producer of the feature film, “Bazodee” that opened in over 130 cinemas across the USA. In 2017, she was the local fixer for the famous CNN TV series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Trinidad and Tobago and in 2018, the local facilitator for “Amazing Race” CBS TV series, airing October 2020. In 2019, Lorraine was instrumental in presenting Calypso Rose, Machel Montano and Nailah Blackman at Coachella, one of the world’s top international music festivals. Lorraine worked on the production of major events leading up and during Carnival 2020 in Trinidad: Festival of the Bands 2020, Soaka til Sunrise, The Wedding Machel Monday 2020, Karukera One Love Trinidad, Nicki Minaj documentary. She is also a director on the board of FilmTT (the company responsible for the development of the film industry in Trinidad and Tobago). Lorraine has also trained as a certified aromatherapist and developed her own brand of essential oil blends, Infuse Pure Therapy.