2021 Digital Storytelling Contest, Long, 3rd Prize

Blood Rider


Jon Kasbe/The New Yorker

A blood-shortage crisis and standstill traffic most hours of the day in Nigeria means that 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, like Deborah, this is often the difference between life and death. Blood Rider is a compelling tribute to the delivery people who work tirelessly to make a vital impact.

Production team

    Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer: Jon Kasbe

    Producer: Kristen Lewis

    Producer: April Hayes

    Producer: Jon Campbell

    Cinematographer: David Bolen

    Editor: Jim Hession

    Editor: Federico Conforti

    Music: Nathan Halpern

    Music: Chris Ruggiero

    Executive Producer: Michael Tabtabai

    Supervising Editor: David Teague

    Additional Editor: Bia Jurema

    Assistant Editor: Davide Fiore

    Assistant Editor: Benjamin Garst

    Post Producer: Christo Arsenio

    Production Manager: Ben Elekwachi

    Sound Design: Paul Hsu

    Colorist: Seth Ricart / RCO