Voice of Majesty

Inspired by the life and legacy of preeminent American vocalist Marian Anderson, a group of aspiring musicians find themselves in that very legend's abode.

  • Robert X. Golphin
    Director
  • Robert X. Golphin
    Writer
  • Gail Y. Bennett
    Producer
  • Robert X. Golphin
    Producer
  • Melanie Hudson
    Key Cast
    “Elyse's Mother”
  • Terry S. Pompey
    Key Cast
    “The Boyfriend”
  • Gianina Cavallaro
    Key Cast
    “The Girlfriend”
  • Victoria Cerini
    Key Cast
    “Elyse Veronica Ellison”
  • Summer Raine
    Key Cast
    “Summer”
  • Andrew Deffley
    Key Cast
    “Vocal Coach”
  • Chris Moore
    Key Cast
    “Mitchell”
  • Ryann Melissa Davis
    Key Cast
    “Candace”
  • Jillian Patricia Pirtle
    Key Cast
    “Herself”
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market
    Philadelphia
    United States
    September 27, 2019
    Philadelphia Premiere
    Leigh Whipper Gold Award - Best Short Subject
  • The Flight Deck Film Festival

    September 22, 2020
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  • Shockley Foundation Theatre & Arts Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    June 1, 2019
    Preview Screening
  • Lift-Off Sessions October 2019 Programme 1

    October 14, 2019
  • Screen Power Film Festival

    September 5, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Robert X. Golphin

Robert X. Golphin's award-winning narrative "Voice of Majesty" centers on a group of aspiring musicians brought together by their love for preeminent American vocalist, Marian Anderson.

Robert also directed the upcoming feature-length college comedy Freshman Friday (Slates Squared Entertainment), which co-stars singer/songwriter Brian McKnight, Jr. (son of Grammy nominated R&B icon Brian McKnight and international recording artist Julie McKnight).

Robert has written, produced and/or directed multiple award-winning short films, music videos, documentaries, spec TV pilots, commercials and screen and stage-plays. He has produced multiple projects alongside Niki Koss (star of the ABC/Freeform series Famous In Love).

Some of Robert's most notable accolades for screen and teleplay writing includes recognition at the ABC (American Broadcasting Company) Talent Development Program, Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition (sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Oscar nominated Stephen J. Rivele, Comcast and NBCUniversal), and the Accolade Film Competition. He is the author of the YA novel Abandoning Adam: Confessions of an HBCU Scholar, available through thousands of retailers nationwide.

Robert mentors and has been shadowed by youth on and off the set. His teaching credits includes the Kathy Wickline Casting Acting for The Camera & Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre Film camps. He is a 2019 Barrymore Award Nominator and previously served as a judge for the 20th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.

SAG/AFTRA member Robert X. Golphin's feature film credits includes the role of Dunbar Reed opposite Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters, Rounding First, Remember The Daze and The Underground Kings. His TV and new media credits includes HBO's The Wire, The Monroes (pilot), #ThatMoment and The Counterparts. He has also starred in numerous short films and commercials. His musical theatre debut was the role of Kevin in The Storm: An Original Pop/Rock Musical in Los Angeles, California. Other stage credits includes the role of Lil' Clarence Smith in Bessie Smith: Empress Of The Blues (Shockley Foundation), and productions of Antigone and Zoo Story.

Robert holds an MFA in Screenwriting (Spalding University), B.A. in Theatre & Film (Magna Cum Laude, Saint Augustine’s University) and Diploma in Creative Writing (Philadelphia H.S. for Creative & Performing Arts).

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