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Colors Run

Olivia Carter
United States, 2019, 16 min.

In English.

Colors Run follows the unlikely friendship of a broken old soul and a young imaginative girl. She dreams of an imaginary circus while he just wants out of this town to start anew. They never knew their paths would cross, much less they would save each other's lives.

Director's Statement

My first thought of Colors Run was when a friend told me she was volunteering at a church where she helped kid refugees from the middle east that are in major war at the moment. She said the one thing that amazed her time and time again is that every single one of those kids have gone through so much hardship in their short lives and yet they still smile. They are happier than ever even after being in the middle of a civil war among countless other things. That's where my main character Check was born with the story of Colors Run to follow.

Kids just have such resilience through the toughest of stuff and I thought the one thing that could keep her sane would be an imaginary circus. Just the juxtaposition of such a wonderful almost fantasy world full of jugglers, and flamethrowers, lions, tigers, ect and in reality it's all a broken home. The broken life she has that she can't bring herself to face or else everything around her crumbles. I also wanted to address the fact that Texas is the leading state in human trafficking. This issue is not talked about enough and as a filmmaker I wanted to bring it to light.

Category: Drama, IndieYouth.
Themes: Relationships, Friendship.

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