Vagabonds tells the story of a young Ghanian orphan, and the turmoil he faces when his young brother, is chosen for adoption by an American family.

Production Details & Descriptions

A Ghanaian orphan’s life is turned upside down when he finds out his younger brother has been selected for adoption by an American family.

Find out more about the process of making the film via our Online Premiere with Directors Notes!

Winner – Film As A Tool For National Development Award | Black Star International Film Festival
Winner – 1st Prize World Competition/Short Film | Montreal World Film Festival
Winner – Best Humanitarian Short Film Award | Life After Oil Film Festival – Sardegna
Winner – Special Mention Jury Award | Associazione Meet Film Festival
Efere Ozako Award for Best Short Film Nominee | Africa Movie Academy Award 2019

Black Star International Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
Montreal International Black Film Festival
Film Africa London
Africa International Film Festival
Toronto International Black Film Festival
Chennai International Film Festival
Emirates In-Flight Movie Entertainment
Classics in the Park Film Festival
Life After Oil International Film Festival
Associazione Meet Film Festival
Best of International Short Film Festival

Written, Directed & Edited by
Amartei Armar

Produced by
Yemoh Ike

Director of Photography
Idowu Okeniyi

Music Composed by

Production Design by
Andre Bourreau

Costume Design by
Elfreda Maamah

Lead cast:
Idrissu Tontie Jr.
Asher Fiifi
Nana Ama McBrown
Nelly Bilson
Kofi Dorve

House of Salvation Orphans:
Bernard Mensah
George Owusu
Daniel Sam
Samson Odai
Samuel Tei
Grace Nartey
Cephas Afotey Okoe
Emmanuel Kojo Mensah
Kwesi Peace
Fiifi Banson
James Odai
Beatrice Otoo
Jessica Monkah
Banabas Paa Kwesi Mensah
Juanita Afoley Okoe
Dora Mensah
Christian Afoley Otoo
Nicole Annang
Teye Narhko Lydia
Gladys Afoley Odai
Elizabeth Gatienu
Dede Lawrencia
Ellen Amposah
Erica Zormelo


Amartei Armar
Instagram: @aka_tei

Yemoh Ike
Instagram: @yemoh_ike