Children of God is a 2010 Bahamian romantic drama film by director and screenwriter Kareem Mortimer. It tells the story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society. The film also deals with themes of bisexuality, romantic drama film.
It is one of the first feature narratives from the Caribbean to address homosexuality. It was the opening night film of the Bahamas International Film Festival. The Bahamas had banned the film Brokeback Mountain in 2006. The film made its International Premiere at the Miami International Film Festival and have premiered at over 100 film festivals around the world winning 17 awards. Children of God was named one of the top ten films of 2010 on BET.COM.
Jonny (Johnny Ferro), an awkward painting student, is “banished” by his instructor to the remote island of Eleuthera to focus on his work and find his voice. But first he finds Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a handsome, self-confident guy who shows Jonny the scenic spots… and a bit more. Romeo’s got a girlfriend, however, as well as a blustery mother who willfully ignores any clue or hint he drops to set her straight.