Joseph: The Movie

Bridgetown, Barbados | Film Feature


Dave & Marcia Weekes

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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"Joseph" is a film that will be a powerful catalyst that unites Africa and its diaspora, but we need your help to get it to audiences in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe!

About The Project

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Mission Statement

Step By Steps Films focuses on tackling societal issues in the medium of film. Director Marcia Weekes is an African-Caribbean woman dedicated to making "Joseph" a powerful tool to not only pay tribute to her home and her heritage but to unite the African diaspora.

The Story

The Story

Joseph is a wealthy Jamaican doctor with an amazing best friend from Ghana who he met in medical school. Kweku's stories about Ghana and Africa, measured against the perspectives thrown out by popular media leaves Joseph confused. He feels that he must find out the real truth.

Conflict from his wealthy family who opposes his views and conflict over the family inheritance boils over and very nearly tears the family apart. In which direction should Joseph go; he can't disappoint his father, destroy his family and ruin a well poised career.



But the quest keeps stirring within him. A conniving sister with a successful practice in Barbados, drives a wedge between him and his parents. But the voice of his grandfather...a maroon and his friend Kweku keeps hammering in his head.

He is being pushed over the edge and he must choose between a bright, well-paved future and the Truth. Sanity is at stake and Joseph knows all too well, he can't have both. Follow this story and help Joseph make a decision of a lifetime.


What We Need

Film is a powerful way to spread the important stories of Africa and it's diaspora; however, it's also an expensive one.



We finished filming Joseph in 2019 after 15 months of pre-production, shooting and post-production. However due to COVID, we were unable to distribute the film. Now we are trying to bring this important story to homes and theaters near you.

Our plan is to screen the film using a Cinema On Demand service that allows audiences to request the film at their local movie theater. We have also partnered with organizations that want to host screenings.

Theaters across the country are re-opening slowly at reduced capacity and following covid safety measures. With our film, our hope is that audiences will return to the movie theater to watch a very unique film they can connect with. 

This is where you come in, your contributions will help us get this important project made to its fullest potential.


What You Get

Every little bit counts, and we want to personally thank each and every one of you for your contributions. When you support this campaign you have the opportunity to receive a wide variety of perks, to show our sincere appreciation. Some of the perks include a personal shout out on our Facebook page, a private link to view the film as soon as it is released, or even an executive producer credit on the project!


Other Ways You Can Help

In order to reach our goal, we will need help from as many of you as possible. In addition to contributing to the campaign, sharing the link to the campaign via social media will help to spread the word about this important story.



Thank You!



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Pay for the fees associated with distribution and also create copies for screenings.


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We will need to rent several screens


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To cover the costs of taking the film to different cities

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About This Team

Marcia Weekes

Marcia has been the Artistic Director of the Praise Academy of Dance for the last 10 years. She has been instrumental in progressing the school from a uni-focused dance school into a school of the arts where many forms of dance are taught in addition to acting for film and theatre and music production.

Marcia has no formal training in film but to date has produced six (6) successful
feature films beginning with the Hush series, Chrissy, Vigilante – The Crossing and now the latest Barrow – Freedom Fighter. These have all been produced between 2008 and 2016. Marcia is a true inspiration and is herself inspired and driven by God and her love and care for the youth.


Dave Weekes

Dave Weekes is a Barbadian and the husband of Marcia Weekes, writer, director and film producer. Dave holds a BSc from The University of the West Indies – Cave Hill campus and an MBA from St. John’s University in New York. Him and Marcia are the parents of three wonderful boys Dan-Jamal (26), Marc-Ari (22) and Josh-Dayo (18).

As Chairman of the board of Praise Academy of Dance and a Director of Step By Step Productions, Dave has over the past 20 years overseen the development and growth of these entities in an ever evolving landscape.
Dave has worked assiduously to distribute the films of Step By Step Production to the islands of the Caribbean, the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Cuba, Brazil and the African Continent.

One of his passions is to create opportunities for young people to discover, embrace, develop and utilize their talents and strongly believes “opportunity” is one of the ways we can reducesome of the negative ills of our society.

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