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    David Fortune's ’15 Short film "COLOR BOOK" is selected for world premiere at the tribeca film festival

    June 4, 2024

    David Fortune's '15 short film, "COLOR BOOK," has been selected for its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on June 8th, 10th, and 14th.David Fortune '15, a graduate of Morehouse College and LMU School of Film and Television, brings a unique perspective to his work. His films, often set in inner-city environments, delve into the themes of intimacy and human connection. This distinct approach has led to collaborations with renowned companies such as Netflix, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, Hillman Grad, Indeed, and Options For All, where he has developed empowering narratives focused on marginalized communities. 

    The heartwarming film COLOR BOOK chronicles the life of single father Lucky and his son Mason, who has Down syndrome. After the tragic loss of his wife, Lucky embarks on a journey of parenthood, filled with both joys and challenges. Mason, a vibrant 11-year-old, finds solace in his color book and the shared love of baseball with his dad. Together, they set off on a poignant journey across Metro Atlanta to attend their first baseball game, a trip that will change their lives forever.  _morehouse1867--David-Fortune-4

    Throughout their day-long trip, they encounter Murphy's Law. From car breakdowns to missed trains, the duo faces obstacles that test their relationship. Despite the setbacks, they persevere, determined to reach the game. Together, Lucky and Mason learn that healing does not await them at the mountaintop but can be found with every step along the path. Color Book highlights the strength and resilience that emerge from Lucky and Mason's bond while exploring the myriad of experiences that may come from raising a child with Down syndrome. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: an intimate, moving portrait of a father and son sure to inspire a range of emotions.

    Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival award-winning filmmaker Kiah Alexandria Clingman produced the film. The Tribeca Festival, founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all forms, including film, TV, music, and audio storytelling. Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning talent, and introduces new ideas through exclusive premieres.

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