ORANGE BRIGHT is short film based on the 2011 novella 'my ID' written by Riley S. Wilson. The book tells the story of a young man struggling to satisfy his obsession with flying. When he is young, he experiences flight. But as he grows older, through a working-class mother and a series of life experiences, he finds it hard to fulfill his dreams. So he goes on a quest to compensate for life's shortcomings.
The content of the film seeks to disempower the media narrative that Black men are like monolithic dangerous men, without feeling, desire and anomalous minds. Orange Bright beckons for a deeper look at the psyche of a young Black man and how he copes with a world he doesn't believe has his best interests.
ORANGE BRIGHT is the product of a successful Kickstarter Campaign that garnered 16% more than its original goal--thanks to more than 175 backers and supporters. The production and cast were on set for 5 days to produce this 23-minute film. Orange Bright has since won two festival awards: NY Filmmakers Selection and IndieFest Award and Top 20 for the 2015 American Black Film Festivals' HBO Short Film Contest.