"PASSAGE" (Short film) – This is a story that hasn't been told before and looks at Africa through a different lens. Set in 1600 West Africa, "PASSAGE" takes you on a journey through the eyes of Gamba, the village leader. It begins one morning as everyone goes about their daily tasks. On one particular day, however, Gamba faces a new challenge that could endanger the existence of the entire village community. Understanding the needs of his people, everyone, especially his family, looks to him for survival.
Passage was screened on St. Croix and St. Thomas, outdoors at Ridge to Reef Farm and in several film festivals including Martha Vineyard African American Film Festivals, Bronzelens in Atlanta and Reel Black Men in Los Angeles.
Passage was filmed in the Virgin Islands and San Pedro, California. The lead actors were cast in the United States and the supporting actors were cast through the Caribbean Community Theater on St.Croix.
♦ Noel Arthur (Gamba) ♦ Robert Okumu (Amadi) ♦ Jay Amor (Captain) ♦ David M. Massey (Producer, Director, Writer) ♦ Sandra J. Evers-Manly (Producer) ♦ Mel Donalson (Writer, Producer) ♦ Keith L. Smith (Director of Photography) ♦ Robert Johnson (Music Composer) ♦ Raymond Forchion (Casting) ♦ Simon (Costume Designer) ♦ Will Blount (Producer/Art Department) ♦ Tiffany Massey (Co-Producer)