Ship by Terrance Daye
Antonio Watson appears in -Ship: A Visual Poem by Terrance Daye, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Kristin Kouke.

Terrance Daye’s award-winning Ship is a beautiful short story that depicts the complexities of love, family, and grief within the Black household. In the thirteen-minute short, Jeremiah learns the contradicting lessons of manhood and masculinity on the day of his cousin’s funeral.

The film stars Antonio J. Watson as Jeremiah, Cheikh M’BayeJaime Lincoln SmithSimbi KaliAbebaw Edward SilverArmand Rufen-BlanchetteStephen Cofield Jr., and Karynrose Bruyning.

About the Filmmaker

Terrance Daye is an award-winning poet and filmmaker from Long Island, New York. Daye’s creative work re-imagines traditional representations of black masculinity and male identity and invests strongly in destigmatizing mental illness within the black community. Daye is a 2018 Spike Lee Film Production grant recipient and a Sundance Ignite Fellow. His film The Colored Hospital was shortlisted for the 44th Student Academy Awards. Terrance is currently in pre-production for his next short film project, Pritty.

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