In the North, the last states take their first steps toward abolishing chattel slavery; though it will be generations before they will free the last of their slaves.
For Basammer, an enslaved man on Mr. Jared Corey’s Virginia plantation, that sounds close enough to freedom; and it’s but a few days’ march away, just across the Mason-Dixon line. He escapes with his secret wife Marfay, leaving the vainglorious Mr. Corey with none to punish (or profit from) but those that remain.
The journey of Basammer and Marfay tests their love, pitting it against their morality as they battle both the laws of nature and the laws of man.
Daniel H. Jacobson Producer Down the River
Ross Denyer Producer Tell No Tales
Ray Hungria Producer Jenni, The Game, Al Fin y Al Cabo
Raz Birger Producer
Daniel H. Jacobson Director Down the River
Daniel H. Jacobson Writer Down the River
Raz Birger Director of Photography Down the River, Adane and Yaleo, Bordo
Nathaniel J. Ryan Key Cast “Basammer” Random Acts of Flyness, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Collar Confessions
Michelle Kariuki Key Cast “Marfay” (Film Debut)
Ross Denyer Key Cast “Mr. Jared Corey” Tell No Tales, Meet You Halfway, The Verge
Frank Sean Johnson Key Cast “Joshua” The Drummer, Madam Secretary
Laurence James Sargent Key Cast “The Bounty Hunter” The Suicide Squad (stunts), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (stunts)
Brian Rock Key Cast “The Deer Hunter” Severance, FBI, Law and Order: SVU, Mare of Easttown, Dispatches from Elsewhere
Marian Edmiston Key Cast “Mrs. Tilly” Catching Up, One Last Glance, Monsters Inside Me, Evil Lies Here
Pierce Constanti Composers Turning Back the Tide, Lone Star Deception
Pano Fountas Composers Turning Back the Tide, Finding Light
Fadi Ghassan Khoury Composers Turning Back the Tide, Tainted Signal
George Hutson Warren Composers Dogcatcher, Daddy’s Night
Yuval Bar-on Sound Design and MixValley of Tears, King Bibi, The Golem, Plan A, Jeruzalem, Hatufim (Prisoners of War), The Voice (Israel), The Amazing Race (Israel), The Office (Israel), Death on the Nile (ADR Mixer), Foxtrot (ADR Mixer)
C. Ryan Stemple Colorist Empire, Honest Thief, American Masters: Marian Anderson, Triumph, The Chi, Crisis