THE COLOR OF ME, 20min., USA, Drama
DRAMA SHORT FILMS • 19m
An adopted African-American named Lewis Clark, falls in love with a young woman named Lisa Adams, who has an unusual condition. Every hour, her skin magically changes color and she turns into 5 different races. Lewis and Lisa struggle with their relationship as Lisa continuously changes skin color, and the two of them explore their own opinions about race and how much it really matters in their relationship.
Being born and raised in Chicago by a family from Kerala (South India) has definitely given me a unique perspective on the world.
My favorite movies are Jurassic Park, King Kong, Godzilla and Transformers. I have always imagined myself fighting dinosaurs, or saving the world from aliens. But I have often been told that American audiences don't want to watch Indian actors play such iconic roles.
My personal drive as an artist is to break cultural boundaries and prove that wrong.
For as long as I have known, I have always wanted to tell stories about characters from different backgrounds overcoming impossible odds. Whether it's about two people from different cultures learning how to get along, or about a young human teaming up with an alien robot to save the world.
Whether I am telling a story through a single image or an entire film, I tell stories to give people hope and remind everyone that despite how impossible things seem, you can overcome challenges. Whether it's about your race, sexuality, or even your personality, there is only one "you" and you are here for a reason.
Written & Directed by Sreejith Nair
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