Kareem Mortimer started his career in the film industry as a writer and producer for the 1998 Bahamas Games Documentary at the age of 17. Since then, Kareem has made short music documentaries for the syndicated show Hip Hop Nation: Notes from the Underground
; served as a producer and edited the feature length documentary Where I’m From: HIV and AIDS in The Bahamas
and the narrative short film Chance
; produced and directed The Eleutheran Adventure
, winner of the 2006 Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Bahamas International Film Festival; co-directed the video Wind Jammers
with Richard Von Maur; and written and directed the short film Float
. Most recently he completed the documentary I Am Not a Dummy
. His debut feature film, Children of God
, won 17 awards and is a cable release on Showtime. His second feature as writer/director will be the film Cargo
. A short film based on Cargo
, called Passage
, received a production grant from The Commonwealth Foundation and is currently on the festival circuit.
Cargo — A sensitive Bahamian fisherman transforms into a prolific human smuggler to pay off gambling and household debts.