Homegoing

During a healing ritual, a young futuristic priestess confronts a dangerously alluring incubus in order to free the enslaved spirit of a young woman and pays the ultimate price with her body to free all young women.

  • Caesey Shakes
    Director
  • Caesey Shakes
    Writer
  • Caesey Shakes
    Producer
  • Denya Normil
    Key Cast
    "Jezebel Wright"
  • Jeffrey Auminio
    Key Cast
    "Him/He/Azriel the Incubus"
  • Nelly Zarfi
    Key Cast
    "Nia Braithwaite"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,160 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Black Wealth Media Launch Party
    Montreal, QC
    Canada
    February 25, 2021
    Canadian
Distribution Information
  • Black Wealth Media
    Distributor
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Caesey Shakes

Caesey is a Jamaican-Canadian filmmaker raised in Montreal, QC, a melting pot of cultures. Since young, she’s always had a certain sensitivity to the layered identities, politics and differences of being the Other in a French white-dominated society. Today she’s emboldened in her belief that storytelling is a form of healing. Whether it's through writing or filmmaking, it becomes her forum where she hopes Blackness, particularly Black womanhood, can experience a sense of liberation.

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Director Statement

My passion for writing has led me to the intersection of afro-feminism and futurism. This lens of storytelling allows me to protect, fight and amplify the voices of Black girls and women as we are gravely disenfranchised and akin to the #MeToo movement’s radical mobilization for healing.

We’re in a fragile time where Black bodies recognize the necessity of having our own safe space. Those spaces are in my stories where we can explore and experience the concealed Black feminine and her complexe relationships with society.

Through Homegoing, I hope to inspire conversations, transformations and education from which we can all move outward and onward to those closest to us, extending in our immediate community and eventually our society.