• THESE COLORS DON'T RUN

    Trailer

  • Story

    A tattoo'd woman who hides behind eyeliner and an attitude tells the story of her first ink. Will she drop the act and reveal something real?

    Cool Factoids!

    With an ALL-FEMALE, 80% Latina cast,

    this short film explores

    one morning,

    in the life of a young girl bound by rules,

    who only wants to add a little color to her life... and how that morning changed her 4eva.

     

    We shot on an ARRI Super 16 camera - that's right - REAL FILM!

  • Production Team and Cast

    We've got top notch people!

    Via Bia

    Writer/Director/Producer

    Alumna of Sundance's Latino Screenwriting Project (a script lab for Latino screenwriters), and winner of the Virginia Screenwriting Competition, both for her feature-length magical realist screenplay, The Radish Baby, Via works in the Washington DC region on indie productions, and as a script consultant. Her projects have been recognized by Tangerine Entertainment, Stowe Story Labs, Women and Hollywood, IFP, Cinequest, The Page Awards, BlueCat, WIFV DC, NALIP, and more.

    These Colors Don't Run is Via's directorial debut and has received support from Kodak, and grants from the Arlington Commission for the Arts, and the Love Your Shorts Film Festival.

    Michael Tully

    Producer

    After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His follow-up, Silver Jew, world premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival. In 2011, he wrote, directed, and acted in Septien, which world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Sundance Selects. In 2014, Ping Pong Summer, featuring Susan Sarandon and Amy Sedaris, world premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Michael is the founding editor of Hammer To Nail, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema, and he recently wrapped production on his new feature-length, DON'T LEAVE HOME.

    Wilson Smith

    Producer

    After working with directors such as Terrence Malick, Jeff Nichols, and Jason Reitman, Wilson produced his first feature film in 2014: Krisha, written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Krisha went on to win both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at SXSW, and was selected for the 2015 Cannes Critics Week. Krisha was also awarded the John Cassavetes Award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Wilson is currently producing David Bellarosa's Here We Are; Lonely People by Jack Mayer; as well as Trey Edward Shults’ sophomore feature, It Comes At Night - in theaters now!

    Yuta Yamaguchi

    Director of Photography

    An award-winning cinematographer, Yuta's filmography includes movies that have screened at Cannes in 2010, 2011, and 2014. Yuta was lauded by Indiewire for his, “striking visual work” on Ya'Ke Smith's Wolf, which premiered at SXSW and won the Panavision Best Texas Feature Film Award at the Dallas International Film Festival. Yuta also served as the Associate Producer on August Evening, which won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards. Bilingual in English and Japanese, Yuta is a graduate of the Radio-Television-Film program at the University of Texas.

    Jodi Gibson

    Editor

    Editor of Fishbelly White - a Special Jury Prize Winner at Sundance, and Winner at Aspen Shortsfest, - Jodi draws on her extensive experience as a screenwriter in the editing room. Her personal style is laid back with a keen eye for detail. Her most recent project, the PBS historical documentary, The Jewish Journey: America, highlights not only her ease with integrating archival footage, but her skill with editing music. Jodi has worked with Al Jazeera, HGTV, MSNBC, among others. Jodi teaches screenwriting at Brooklyn College.

    Eric Friend

    Composer and Sound Editor

    Sound designer, engineer, and composer for the past twenty years, Eric has worked with Richard Linklater, Mike Judge, Todd Rohal, and clients like MTV, 20th Century Fox, ABC, Comedy Central, Sony, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street. Eric's work has been featured at film festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Tribeca, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, and more. As a musician, Eric has played keyboards and toured with the band Spoon, and currently plays with The Reivers. His compositions have been in feature films, documentaries, television, commercials, and radio.

    "Young Yola"

    Maggie Celeste

    On the day of Yola's first holy communion, it's her job to be a good girl and keep her dress pure white. But when she sneaks out of her house, a whole world of colorful food, magic markers, and freedom awaits.

    "Adult Yola"

    Neyla Cantu

    Beneath the roughneck quips and thick eyeliner may be something more vulnerable...

    "Mamá"

    Yesenia Garcia

    Rules keep you safe. Safe and closer to God, and both those things are wonderful.

    "Abuela"

    Lisa Suarez

    A special gift from Yola's sly grandmother sends her on a mini-odyssey of discovery.

    "Interviewer"

    Kelly Cameron

    Stick to the questions I ask you and we'll get through this interview a lot faster!

  • Where We Are Screening

    If you plan to attend one of these festivals, please say hi!

    World Premiere at the DC Shorts Film Festival in September 2017

    New York Premiere at the New York Latino Film Festival sponsored by HBO (October 2017)

    Texas Premiere at the Austin Film Festival in October 2017

    Southeast Premiere at the Cucalorus Festival in November 2017

    Official Selection of the High Falls Film Festival in November 2017

    I love that HFFF focuses on women's voices and movies shot on film :)

  • News And Articles

    Reviews, Interviews, Etc

    Click on logo to go to mini review of our film!

    "... a film with self-discovery

    at its heart"

    Click on logo above, and once on Washington CityPaper's site, scroll down for review :)

    "... a young girl realizing [her] own independence... explored with humor and honesty"

    Click on NoVa Magazine's logo for article about DC Shorts, focusing on These Colors Don't Run!

    "I made my film because stories have the power to humanize"

    We Are Moving Stories gets personal about These Colors Don't Run and Via Bia (click on logo above to read interview)

    "... I was looking for a slightly dreamy, cinematic quality that felt like memory itself"

    Thank you for the shout-out, Kodak - we loved shooting on film! (click on Kodak logo to read post)

  • With Generous Support By

    Arlington Arts Spotlight Grant Recipient

    www.arlingtonarts.org

    THESE COLORS DON'T RUN is supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

    Love Your Shorts Film Production Grant

    www.loveyourshorts.com

    Awarded the 2016 Love Your Shorts' Production Grant for short films.

    Kodak Film

    www.kodak.com

    Super 16 film support

  • Poster Magic

    Coming atchya live and in color!

    Big ups to Austin-based artist, Neil Cook, for creating a dope poster!