BLOOD FREEDOM - Of Men & Beast

A lone kidnapped refugee is toiling on a Virginian plantation at the fall of The Confederacy. A Confederate soldier arrives; a confluence of evil ensues with dire consequences.

  • a'Ali DeSousa
    Director
    Jackson Bolt, Red Wine, The Seed, Esquicidos
  • MIchael Strickland
    Director
  • a'Ali DeSousa
    Writer
    Red Wine, The Seed, Esquecidos
  • Michael Strickland
    Writer
  • Imanah Mahmoud
    Producer
  • a'Ali DeSousa
    Producer
  • Robert Parham
    Producer
  • Michael Strickland
    Producer
  • Martin Ide
    Producer
    Broken Heroes Trailer, Red Wine
  • a'Ali DeSousa
    Key Cast
    "Grampa Cyrus & The Slave"
  • Chad Lammers
    Key Cast
    "Greyson"
  • Nicole Candian
    Key Cast
    "Mary"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED ONE
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SUTTER CREEK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    SUTTER CREEK
    United States
    September 29, 2017
    NORTH AMERICAN
  • ORLAND URBAN FILM FESTIVAL
    ORLANDO
    United States
Distribution Information
  • Soulstorm Media Group
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - a'Ali DeSousa, MIchael Strickland

The quintessential renaissance creative this son of Cabo Verde, a'Ali DeSousa graces both sides of the lens with authenticity, poignant and impacting storytelling. An up and coming independent filmmaker he is willing to provocatively ask us to look at our stories as humans in a way we are unaccustomed.

Beginning his stage and film experience in his teens it is clear that the stream of consciousness that flows through him is undeniably an earnest and clarion call to humanity for compassion and understanding. A proud son of Cabo Verde whose families immigrated to the USA, a'Ali grew up on the South Shores of Massachusetts & Cape Cod.

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Director Statement

It is a great humility to tell the human story through film. The camera's are our brushes, the actors the paint, and as the director; an artist bearing the burden of truth for all involved until the canvas of the film is premiered. This is my passion, my joy, my mission, my breath.