Voodoo Macbeth


United States, 108 Minutes
Directors Agazi Desta, Dagmawi Abebe, Victor Alonso-Berbel, Roy Arwas, Hannah Bang, Christopher Beaton, Tiffany Kontoyiannis, Zoe Salnave, Ernesto Sandoval, Sabina Vajraca
Producers Ivy Xiao, Miles Alva, Jason Phillips
Screenwriters Agazi Desta, Jennifer Frazin, Morgan Milender, Molly Miller, Amri Rigby, Joel David Santner, Erica Sutherlin, Chris Tarricone
Executive Producers Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd, Jenna Cavelle
Cinematographer Bash Achkar
Composer Jongnic Bontemps
Cast Jewell Wilson Bridges, Inger Tudor, June Schreiner, Jeremy Tardy, Daniel Kuhlman, Wrekless Watson, Ashli Haynes, Gary McDonald, Hunter Bodine

1936 Harlem is a neighborhood battered by economic strife and hardship. With FDR’s New Deal providing funding for the Federal Theatre Project’s Negro Unit, director Rose McClendon convinces co-director John Houseman to help her bring Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” to the Harlem community at the Lafayette Theater — with an all-Black cast. They choose for their groundbreaking production a gifted but untested 21-year-old director by the name of Orson Welles, whose reimagined Haitian vision for the Scottish play is as daring and fresh as the cast and crew themselves.

Festivals & Awards

Sedona International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Pan African Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival