Black Pumas - 'Colors'

Black Pumas - 'Colors'

“Colors” explores the bonds of a young family living in the Bronx. They are displaced after unforeseen circumstances takes the family to unexpected places. Despite the challenges facing them, they find joy, hope, and each other. The landscape of the Bronx is celebrated as a beautiful place. Eric Burton’s evocative movements and dance explore the emotions and the shifts we experience in life.

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Kristian Mercado




Director: Kristian Mercado
Executive Producer: Andrew Nisinson, Meilin Gray
Producer: Andrew Nisinson
Screenwriter: Tiffany Stephens, Kristian Mercado
Cinematographer: Rudolf Costin, Carmelo Varela
Editor: Michael Reuter
Music: Black Pumas
Principal Cast: Danai Mafararikwa, Christopher “Afrika” Quarles, Chaz Browne, Eric Lemons, Bahiyyah Shakur, Eric Burton
Additional Credits: Production manager: Briene Lermitte, PA: Jeremy Berger, Art Direction: Kori Dyer and Kristen Picket, DP: Carmelo Varela, Casting: Kate Antognini, Casting Assistant: Peter Dolshun, DP: Rudolf Costin


Paul Dryden
Public Film Contact
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Publicity Contact
Reid Westler
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Genre: Rock
Screening in: Music Video Program
Screening Section: Music Video Competition
Screening Category: Music Video
Country: United States
Runtime: 4 mins