|Filmmaker Rae Shaw|
Writing The Repass was a journey of cultural exploration and spiritual awakening for me. The discoveries and connections I unearthed are authentic and priceless. That’s what I feel The Repass is about--renewing our relationships with the intangible things that shape our lives: our memories, our ancestry, our dreams and even our nightmares, our time with ones we love. But these things are all of the ethereal and supernatural; none of them are practical and yet they are necessary. The supernatural is a part of us; it always has been. Now we get to tell that beautiful story in a thrilling way."
Alluded to as somewhere in a realm between Spike Lee's When The Levees Broke and Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012), The Repass is inspired and a reminder that Hurricane Katrina has disproportionately impacted a community, a people that will feel the ripples of its tragic effects for generations on.
Luckily securing passion with talent, Rae was able to let us know that Ray Auxais (@RayAuxais) will play one of her leads in the role of Effrayant; "[Ray] is a wonderful Haitian-American actor who has appeared on several TV series (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parenthood, Bones) and has been an incredible part of our campaign...There are so many artists who have a passion for Haiti and New Orleans, we know that when they read this story, they will be moved to be a part of it."
With a new producer on board (Eric J. Adams) Rae is ready for next steps which include securing more funding and hopefully, additional notable actors. The major goal is to ensure The Repass satisfies its audience this Christmas.