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Synopsis: “Colors” explores the bonds of a young family living in the Bronx. They are displaced after unforeseen circumstances takes the family to unexpected places. Despite the challenges facing them, they find joy, hope, and each other. The landscape of the Bronx is celebrated as a beautiful place. Eric Burton’s evocative movements and dance explore the emotions and the shifts we experience in life.



Run Time

4 minutes


Black Pumas (Artist)
Christopher "AFRIKA" Quarles

Directed by

Kristian Mercado

Written by

Tiffany Stephens

Produced by

Andrew Nisinson

Director's Bio

Kristian Mercado Figueroa is a Puerto Rican filmmaker living in Spanish Harlem whose music-driven short film “Pa’lante” won the SXSW Jury Award 2019. He also won at Slamdance for his screenplay Hawkbells. Screening at dozens of festivals; New Orleans, Atlanta, SIFF, Havana Film Festival and more. He also is a Slamdance screenplay competition winner for Hawk bells. Mercado’s distinct voice, addresses issues of identity, family, and systemic oppression across race and class. His work is celebrated for it’s poetic portrayal of working class struggles.

Mercado has directed content for Billie Eilish, Awkwafina, Migos, De La Soul, MF DOOM, Planned Parenthood, and Adult Swim, among others. He recently finished his newest short film “Mariposa” made possible in part by The McKnight Foundation, The Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Currently, Mercado is directing a Comedy Special with Hannibal Buress.

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