TARKETT

PUBLICOLOR

Short Documentary Film, Public Service

Corporate Social Responsibility Film

"What began as a routine video assignment... unexpectedly yielded a stirring, award-winning 10-minute documentary about at-risk youths and the power of color to help change their lives."

David Gianatasio

Adweek

Publicolor is a self-titled short documentary about a New York based program supporting at risk youth, who might otherwise fall between societal cracks. The development plan engages them with design based programs, mentoring them for success in college, career and life. The film takes a freestyle approach combining participatory, poetic and cinema verité qualities to capture the spirit of the program.

 

Set in the historic and visually rich Pratt institute, founded in 1887, we meet the students, staff and founder who are in session for the summer program.  The honest and raw perspectives they share create an emotional connection and exhibit the altruistic effort to provide a positive alternative path. The students share a genuine moment when exposed to an exaggerated, life-sized version of a weaving loom they have been using in the program. The moment is interrupted upon discovery a ladybug. As the group works together to return the ladybug to nature it becomes a metaphor for their Publicolor experience.

 

Given the opportunity to go alone into the world, will they spread their wings and fly?

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MY ROLE

.Art Director .Designer .Editor

.Director of Photography

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Bringing about change from the inside out through the power of color

TRAILER

GALLERY

PUBLICATIONS

FULL FILM

TECH SPECS

Title
Genre
Production
Location
Aspect Ratio
Camera Specs
Format

Publicolor
Documentary Short
Order
Brooklyn, NY
2.35:1
Sony FS700R, Canon C100
FullHD 1080p 24FPS

TEAM

Director, Creative Director
Director, DoP, Editor, Colorist
Screenwriter
B Cam
Executive Producer
Producer
Account Director
Account Manager
Project Manager
Art Director
Art Director

Matt Blackburn
Ehsan Abbasi
Brandon Malcolm
Johnathan Eller
Sherry Merola
David Sussan
Zak Cochran
Jenny Williams
Babette Griffith
Courtney Witt
Carly Holtzman