He is like every other fifth grader. He does his homework because he has to, and rides his bike because he loves to.  Today is different.

After hearing about two pictures sent home from the battlefield by his grandfather almost 50 years ago, The Future - played by Omari Acie Banks - sets out to learn more about his family's history. The Future's passion inspires the family's Sage to do some exploring of his own.

A cinematic short film Directed by Jacob Roberson set to the original song "Story of My Life" by Olaide Banks. Shot on location in Houston, Texas at the Buffalo Soldier Museum.

Official screening selection and laureate at the Mid South Black Film Festival in Memphis, Tennessee - February 28, 2020

The Story: Calloused Hands has been an effective tool as we continue our out reach work in:

  • Wholeness,

  • Cross generational connectivity,

  • Family discipleship, and

  • Racial reconciliation in the American Church.



Jacob Roberson     Director

Olaide Banks, Jacob Roberson     Writer

Olaide Banks, Jacob Roberson     Producer


Omari Acie Banks     "The Future"

Louis E. Vaughn     "The Sage"

Erret Wallace     "The Friend"

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