I’m Taking Off tells the story of an up and coming female high school athlete who gradually finds herself in an manipulative and abusive relationship. As she wrestles between her love for him and her love for herself, she learns more about her inner strength and resolve.
Shot locally and executive produced by Josayne Anderson-Tejera, it was directed by Poughkeepsie’s native music video and commercial director Meca Cole of Cali Productions. And it was produced in collaboration with The Art Effect Spark Studio, and Spark Studio and Beacon High School students who served as cast and crew. It features Aaliyah Bell and Spark Studio participant Caleb Clark.
Anderson-Tejera also wrote the title song of the same name, which was produced by renowned jazz musician and Grammy Award winner Keyon Harrold and co-produced by Jasson Harold. Vocalist Aaliyah Bell brought the song to life.