Following last year’s successful launch, NBCUniversal and Target are teaming up for the second year in a row for the return of the Scene in color film Seriesspotlighting up-and-coming film talent and their latest projects.
Selected filmmakers – whose works will take us overseas to East Africa, step back into the social upheaval of the civil rights era, and open our eyes to the pandemic through an unexpected perspective – will not only see their work featured on Peacock and Rotten Tomatoes, but they will enjoy one-on-one mentorship with returning super-producer Will Packer. Packer was put in touch with the Color Scene Film Series from the start, and brings a pedigree of box office records and breaking barriers for decades with films like Girls trip, Straight outta Compton.
“We are better as an industry, community and frankly as a country when we raise diverse voices,” Packer says, “Returning to the Scene in Color film series to do just that is a privilege that I am very proud of. to accept.”
Packer is proud to announce the three filmmakers featured this year: Tayo Amos, Jane Chow and Josh Leong. Throughout the summer, viewers will be able to access the diverse and captivating shorts from each creator, and each will receive a blind screenplay deal.
You can discover the filmmakers and their work below:
- In Tayo Amos magnolia flowera black singer is about to break through but will risk it all when she learns her audience won’t be included.
- at Jane Chow Sorry for the inconvenience follows a young Chinese-American teenager in Los Angeles helping her parents’ restaurant stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- And Josh Leong takes us to The other sideagainst the crisis of abandoned children in Ethiopia where two orphan brothers face the reality of never being adopted.
See the short films and meet the filmmakers of Scene in the color film series.