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May 1, 2019

The ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea, welcomes Louis aboard the Silver Cloud to screen The Spirit of a Child for an exclusive audience as trey voyaged along the coasts of West Africa ending in Portugal.

MARCH 20, 2019

Director and filmmaker, Louis Bryant, visits Ghana after nearly 2 years since the filming of The Spirit of a Child. The purpose of the visit was to reconnect with Mama Laadi and the children to see familiar faces and laugh.

October 1, 2018

From Abdul Raafi Mohammad

I spent my October 1st 2018 at Mama Laadi Children's Home. My team and I are not policy makers nor an aid organization. 

We are film makers, we came across the story of Mama Laadi and we believed it was a story worth global attention. The documentary is in process, click on the link to watch, https://www.spiritofachilddoc.com

#DocumentaryFilm #SpiritOfTheChild #Ghana #WestAfrica #UpperEast


September 19, 2018

Film Screening Fundraiser at Neyborly - Poet’s Corner was a success! From the emails leading up to the event and the energy spread from the shared footage, silent auctions and genuine support we raised over $1,000 dollars in support of the film project. People in attendance were able to meet and greet Director Louis Bryant, III as he shared in the experience and progress of the film The Spirit of a Child.

See the event photos HERE:

July 17, 2018

Just over a year since the filming began. We have made decent progress at getting the film from files on folders to thoughts and messages to visuals. We are pleased to announce a partnership with TheLens.Online to distribute and share the story of Mama Laadi and her children. Stay tuned for how this partnership develops!

May 12, 2018

Come see an exclusive footage screening at Panorama Framing located at Grand Avenue. The event will feature two other East Bay filmmakers and showcase the work they have been currently working on. The Spirit of a Child will feature exclusive footage and provide more information on the progress of the project! View the event here!

January 12, 2018

Submission for the Catchlight Fellowship inspires amazing teaser trailer! Viewable here!

September 12-16, 2017-

Katherin Hervey and Louis Bryant III meet face to face to begin mapping out the story.

August 15, 2017-

After 9 weeks spending every moment with Mama Laadi and her children. Louis departs from Ghana to return to the US.

July 8, 2017-

A moment with Mama Laadi. She is rinsing millet in order to prepare for grounding and then cooking.

Mama Laadi prepping Millet

July 1, 2017 -

Production has officially begun!!!

June 23, 2017 -

First day in Bolgatanga, ahhh it feels good to be home!

June 15, 2017 - 

Arrived on the ground in Ghana, but I have a short stop in Senegal first! Stay tuned...

May 12, 2017 -

We fundraised over $1000! Let's keep the momentum flowing!!!

May 8, 2017 - 

The Launch of the Kickstarter!

April 30, 2017 -

In just one week the Kickstarter for The Spirit of a Child  is going live and I could use your support 1st as a backer and 2nd a promoter. I have assembled production teams in the US as well as in Ghana and depart on the  15th of June for Accra to begin the project. Our goal is to make an exceptional artistic storytelling production that serves and justifies support for the children of the orphanage.

October 6, 2016 -

What a tremendous opportunity for exposure and support! Mama Laadi and her selfless efforts are described in an article written by Sisanda Ntshinga. Visit and learn more about how the spirit children of the Upper East region have been supported by this wonderful woman.