Rogue Marble Inc. announces its premiere film project in partnership with CARHA.net to produce “Dét Mwen Yo Peye” (Paid in Full). The film will be shot entirely in Haiti and in the Haitian Creole language based on a true story. It tells the story of Wilky – a teen who follows Jesus – and his father, Raphael, a farmer who becomes the Chief Voodoo priest in their village.
Having completed story interviews in Haiti last week, the first phase of the production will include shooting at the upcoming Annual Voodoo Festival in the village of Sovenence on Easter.
Principal photography is scheduled for late May 2021. It will utilize a small team, primarily comprised of film school grads from Biola University (La Mirada, CA. The 3-week shoot will take place entirely in central Haiti, utilizing an all-Haitian cast. The production team will be headquartered in Gonaives at the CARHA compound, housing a boys and girls home, K-12 school, community bakery, trade school, and more. Filming will take place in various rural villages and small towns in the region.
In addition to the movie, team Rogue will also be shooting BTS footage for use in the upcoming first season of xFaith (xFaith.com), a 6-episode streaming series (premiering 2022). The series will cover various topics, including the inception of the project, production in Haiti, the challenges of battery-operated production, and a chance to see the country of Haiti and learn about its people and culture.
Distribution of “Dét Mwen Yo Peye” will take place through live screenings throughout Haiti and managed by the team of CARHA.net scheduled to begin in early 2022. Producers are also considering distributing the film as part of xFaith: Season One – Haiti. TBD.
Post updated: February 9, 2022