of mother of colorIn Dawn Jones Redstone’s feature-length debut, a single mother with political aspirations receives a message from her ancestors as she sets off for a life-changing job interview. The film was one of the highlights of the recent New Filmmakers Festival in Los Angeles, In Focus: Female Cinema.
When life imitates art and vice versa, movie star Ana del Rocio is: Currently recruiting Office of the Multnomah County Commission in Portland, Oregon. She, like her own character, is a single mother of two children and lives with a vision for the future.
Redstone, also based in Portland, had previously worked with Del Rocio on a short film and began interviewing him to gather ideas for another project.
“I pitched her the idea of making something inspired by her, not exactly her life, but it’s definitely inspired by her,” Redstone said. said in an interview with NFMLA’s Danny DeLillo.
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“I see this as an origin story for someone like her who was destined to be a leader but who constantly faces the limitations imposed by society as a woman of color,” said Redstone. says. She is a strong supporter of Del Rocio’s campaign. Because she believes she can be the voice to keep people like her from “getting stuck.”
She calls the campaign almost “a cinematic epilogue.”
As the “Mother of Color” trailer shows, Del Rocio’s character explores how listening to the past will change her present, the lives of her two children, and all future generations. receive advice from ancestors on how to “By healing ourselves, we can heal the future,” is the final line of the trailer.
“During the course of the story, she has to figure out what they are trying to tell her and make it in time for the interview,” Redstone explains.
Watch the NFMLA interview with ‘Mother of Color’ writer/director Dawn Jones Redstone.
Redstone is an award-winning queer Mexican-American writer and director whose work has screened worldwide, including the acclaimed short film “Sista in the Brotherhood.”
Her work often features women of color, including cast and crew, and explores themes such as resistance, feminism, and the inner conspiracies that help her transform into who she wants to be.
She believes in using her hiring decisions “to help build an inclusive filmmaking community that reflects the world we live in and brings the perspectives we need,” she says. You can follow her on her Instagram at @dawnjonesredstone.
mother of color was part of NFMLA’s March Film Festival celebrating emerging female talent in front of and behind the camera. The program includes two short programs, mother of color.
The day kicked off with InFocus: Female Cinema Shorts I, a collection of films that explore motherhood, fertility, childbirth, and reproductive choices from a broad perspective. Rounding out the evening was InFocus: Female Cinema Shorts II, an eclectic mix of short films from up-and-coming talent whose stories explored body image, intimate relationships, work, and its many struggles. .
NFMLA presents films by filmmakers from all backgrounds throughout the year, in addition to special InFocus programs that celebrate diversity, inclusivity and geography. All filmmakers, regardless of InFocus’ program, are welcome and encouraged to submit projects for consideration at all of her upcoming NFMLA festivals.
https://www.moviemaker.com/mother-of-color/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mother-of-color In Mother of Color, would-be politicians are played by real-life candidates