Remember the 2002 Jamaican cult classic film Shottas, starring Spragga Benz? Well the movie-maker behind the film, and the venture capitalist who signed on as an investor of the long-anticipated Shottas 2,seem to have upped 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather by taking the beefing boys scenario to a whole new level!
This week, “Cess Silvera” — the filmmaker, and creator of Shottas 1, whose real name is Norman C. Silvera — was ordered by a Miami judge to return $1.4 million worth of transport and film equipment that he’s alleged to have stolen from Toronto Stock trading king, and Canadian millionaire, Michael Wekerle.
The order comes less than a year after Wekerle filed a Miami lawsuit to the tune of $5M against Silvera; Silvera’s two female co-defendants, both bearing the Silvera last name: and, a pair of LLC’s co-founded by Wekerle and Silvera back in 2015. This, after Werkle and Silvera sealed a partnership deal over the planned production of Shottas 2, with Wekerle putting up film production and company funds for Silvera to “represent” Werkle by heading the day-to-day company operations and planned production of Shottas 2. Fast forward to the present day, and not only is it now confirmed to be a longshot that Shottas 2 will ever happen, the story behind the planned Shottas sequel seems to be playing out like a real-life version of “Janky Producers” — with Silvera reportedly taking off with the money and company assets put up by Wekerle. As of August 13th, 2018, Silvera had 30 days to submit to the judge’s order by returning the “trucks, vehicles, and film production equipment” he allegedly stole from Wekerle, back to Wekerle … or else!!!