At the heart of this story I grasped at an emotional experience that I could relate to on a personal level. I understand the significance of 'returning home' because as a child I watched my father process this when we travelled from England back to Jamaica during the summer to visit my Grandparents. The colors of the Caribbean Ocean, to borrow a phrase from Miles Davies... 'Blue in Green', the smell of the streets, the reflective sheen of a thousand tones of black skin, the quality, power and saturation of equatorial light. These vivid glimpses I have carried with me throughout my life and they have stirred my memory and my imagination. For 'The Ticket' I tried to translate them into a Nigerian context and to capture that landscape, those memories and critically those faces with authenticity and love.