Rite of Passage

A teenage boy must endure a series of challenges and trials on his quest to become a man.

  • Michael A. Krehan
    Pushing Skills, Dreams My Master
  • Michael Krehan
  • Maureen Aladin
  • Jessica Buck
  • Erin Smithey
    The Wonder Years, The Ms. Pat Show
  • Rico E Anderson
    Key Cast
    "Dad (US)"
  • Theodore Mark Martinez
    Key Cast
    "Dad (Africa)"
  • Peterjohn Minto
    Key Cast
  • Cortez Reed
    Key Cast
    "Jordan (Age 13)"
  • Langston Rodgers
    Key Cast
    "Jordan (Age 6)"
  • Cory Robinson
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Michael A. Krehan

Michael Krehan, born in Germany but living in California since 2002, has been in the video games industry for almost two decades, working on titles such as "Red Dead Redemption" and "Grand Theft Auto V".

He had a keen interest in filmmaking ever since his teenage years. He started with little film experiments and volunteered on various film sets as boom operator, camera assistant, and editor, until he decided that the time was right to realize a project of his own and created "Appreciation", which made the rounds through the festival circuit in 2015.

For his next project, he decided to realize a more ambitious project and wrote and directed "Dreams My Master", followed by "Pushing Skills" and "Rite of Passage".

Michael is married and has two children.

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Director Statement

Rite of Passage is a story about the challenges of growing up, both for the adolescent longing for guidance as well as the parent wanting the best for their child.

It also looks at old customs and rites that are often dismissed as being primitive without understanding their significance.