n October 6, 1871 ten young African-American students, all former slaves or children of slaves, set out from Nashville on a singing tour of the North to raise money to save their failing school, Fisk University. The matriarch of the singers was Ella Sheppard, a seventeen-year-old who was already a gifted singer and pianist and the group's accompanist. Ella was separated from her mother at age three when her father was able to buy her freedom. Now Ella's father is dead and, still dreaming of one day finding her mother, Ella and the other singers begin their improbable journey into glory as the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, the group that introduced the Negro Spirituals to the world. Jubilee is Ella's story.
"Jubilee is a very special script and will be a very special film. Film House has taken an important story and made it cinematic, tender, rich with emotions, and filled with strong characters that we truly care about."
— Dr. Linda Seger, Script Consultant on over 2,000 scripts
Transcendent produces independent features and partners with The Panda Fund to release them theatrically. Our current project Deadline is in post-production. Deadline stars Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts as reporters investigating the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost twenty years. No Regrets, Transcendent's first film, has been a worldwide success. Next, MGM acquired the worldwide rights to our co-production Two Weeks. Drawing on the resources of Film House, Transcendent produces inspiring, uplifting films that speak to the viewer's heart.