ABOUT THE FILM
Colour Me challenges viewers to reexamine how they think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean as he runs a groundbreaking mentorship program for black teens in Brampton, the most demographically changing Canadian city. While challenging his students to analyse and abandon the stereotypes they have accepted, Anthony is forced to critically examine his own identity.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
As TAZA Media founder and former youth worker, Sherien knows that good stories are often uncovered in challenging places. Before founding TAZA, Sherien was a national reporter for CTS, and worked as a producer for CTV, SunTV and Rogers. In addition to making films, Sherien helps the Ontario government tell its stories as Senior Producer of the Ontario Newsroom, where she has overseen the production of over 200 digital shorts. A journalism graduate of Ryerson University, Sherien also holds a Documentary Filmmaking Institute certificate from Seneca’s School of Communication Arts.
ABOUT THE TEAM
TAZA Media is a Toronto-based web, film, television and commercial production company founded in 2009 by Sherien Barsoum. Most recently, TAZA explored critical issues with a fresh lens in Brampton, Ontario, by following six black high school students during a transformative mentorship program. An award-winning team comprised of editor James Blokland (Nurse, Fighter, Boy), cinematographer John M. Tran (Waterlife), and composer John Welsman (The Sacred Balance) was assembled to share these teens’ compelling stories. The result is COLOUR ME, TAZA Media’s first full-length documentary feature. This unique portrayal of Black Canadians’ struggle for identity has already generated significant buzz and acclaim from the Toronto Arts Council and Shaw Media-HotDocs.
SUMMER JEVAUN DEMAR JUSTINE NARAIN DAVID
LINE PRODUCER SUSAN McGRATH DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN M. TRAN
MUSIC COMPOSED BY JOHN WELSMAN FILM EDITED BY JAMES BLOKLAND
ATO SEKYI-OTU KENRICK SYLVESTRE  KURANKYE SEKYI-OTU MARK LAWSON MARK SOUVENIR
MONICA HALSEY KEVIN WILLIAMS RAY WILLIAMS
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