"Passage" Trailer


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Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021


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David Massey, the first African American Filmmaker ever Oscar®-Nominated for “Best Live Action Short Film” (for 1992’s “Last Breeze of Summer” which he Produced,) will present his newest Short Film Project: “Passage” at two special Oscar Consideration Screenings: one in New York and one in Los Angeles. The film presents a West African culture that faces an unprecedented challenge in the year 1600.

Massey, who both Directed and served as a Producer on the new film, along with Sandra Evers-Manly, also a Producer, will present “Passage”: On Friday, Nov. 19 at 5PM at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens/New York; And on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7PM at Raleigh Studios’ Chaplin Theater in Hollywood, CA. For the New York Event, pls see: http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2021/11/19/detail/passage-with-...

Produced by UCE Productions, LLC, and Films With A Purpose,” “Passage” is set in 1600 West Africa. The film tells the story of Gamba, a village leader, and begins on a typical day in a coastal Angolan village, where every member of an African culture is busy performing their daily tasks, such as cleaning, building, and food preparation. Suddenly, a new and violent challenge emerges. How will Gamba face this new foe - one that threatens to destroy the very existence of his family and village?

Running Time: 17:12 minutes


Directed By: David M. Massey
Written By: David M. Massey & Mel Donalson
Produced By: Sandra J. Evers-Manly, David M. Massey, Mel Donalson
Production Company: UCE Productions and Films With A Purpose
Edited by: Aric Lewis
Cinematographer: Keith L Smith
Composer: Robert Johnson Jr.
Costumes Vernon Simon
Cast: Noel Arthur, Robert Okumu, Jay Amor

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