Step By Step Productions Inc. presents the exclusive premiere of the feature-film, ‘Joseph’. Directed by Marcia Weekes and produced by Marietta Carter-Narcisse, the film screens on 7th December 2019 at Accra Metropolitan Assembly in Accra, Ghana. The exclusive invitation-only event is in partnership with Ghana Tourism Authority and the Year of Return.
The film follows the life of Joseph king, a successful Jamaican doctor, who’s haunted by the memories of his beloved grandfather in Accompong, the Maroon village his family migrated from. Although, he’s considered himself to be Jamaican all his life, he yearns to visit Africa. His father is dismissive of any idea of going ‘back to Africa’ because he feels it’s a step backwards for their modern family and conflict arises. Through the encouragement of his friend from medical school, he embarks on a life-changing trip to Ghana, which takes him on a journey of self-discovery.
This film premieres in Accra as an officially endorsed program on the Year of Return – Ghana 2019 calender. Joseph is an African-Caribbean drama that aims at rebuilding relationships between the African and it’s Caribbean and diasporan family. It exemplifies the vision of bridging the gap between cultures.
The diverse cast includes Kevin Burton (Jamaica), Christother MacFarlane (Jamaica), Alison Hinds (Barbados), Shontelle Layne (Barbados), and Stogie Kenyatta (Jamaica/USA). There’s also a strong cast of Ghanaian talent in the movie including Mawuli Gavor, Harold Amenyah, Miriam Owusu-Poku, Sika Osei, Edward Kuffour, Richard Yaw Boateng, Ernest Odame, Adjetey Annan, and Edinam Atatsi.
This film aims to break into the Nollywood film market and open doors in the Caribbean. It’s already secured a distribution deal with Film One distribution in Nigeria and will screen at the Barbados International Film Festival in January 2020. Releases are planned in the New York, Toronto and London. The Accra Premier on December 7th is an invitation-only event, with plans for release to the public on January 2020 at Silverbird Cinemas.
Step By Step Productions is an Independent film company based in Barbados. They have produced six feature films with success in both local and international markets. Previous films include Barrow – Freedom Fighter which won an African Movie Academy Awrad for Best Diaspora Documentary.