RAS ROJAH. A short film portrait.
"If Bob Marley is Jesus in these times, Roger Steffens is Peter." -Carlos Santana
Roger Steffens aka “Ras Rojah” is a man with many faces: actor, author, archivist, photographer, disc jockey, editor, curator, director and producer. He is also famous for being one of the greatest enthusiasts of reggae in North America, hailed in 2008 by the Jamaica Observer as “One of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Reggae Music.” He invites us into his home in Echo Park, California to spend the day with him touring his archives and traveling to different dimensions.
Directed and Produced By: Kelly Blatz
Cinematography by: Lisa Tanner, Ryan Meichtry, and Kelly Blatz.
Sound By: Gary Casey
Music By: Bahati Kiro
Title Artwork By: Augusto Piccio IV
, I gifted 2 pieces to Roger Steffens for his Reggae Ark-hives and was lucky to get a tour of it at his house. He’s trying to sell it intact to preserve it. I hope he succeeds.