Blood Rider

Jon Kasbe

Kasbe Films

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Amidst a blood shortage crisis and standstill traffic most hours of the day in Nigeria, it can take over 24 hours to transport blood to patients in critical need. Joseph, one of the city's motorcycle "blood riders,” can deliver blood to hospitals in under an hour. For mothers in labor, this is often the difference between life and death.

Jon Kasbe is an Emmy Award-winning Australian-Indian director and cinematographer. His debut feature, "When Lambs Become Lions," was a 2017 Sundance Documentary Fund recipient, won Best Editing at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated for two 2019 IDA Awards in Best Cinematography and Best Editing. The film was released theatrically across the United States by Oscilloscope Laboratories and is now available worldwide on VOD. His short films have screened at festivals worldwide and been recognized by SXSW, Hot Docs, Webbys, Vimeo Staff Picks, Camerimage Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Sheffield Film Festival, and National Geographic. In 2018 he was selected for DOC NYC's inaugural 40 Under 40 list. He is currently developing a new film in Concordia Studios Artist-in-Residence.