‘For Colored Boys’ Web Series Prepping for Season 2
When critically acclaimed writer and author, Ntozake Shange, introduced layered stories of womanhood with her 1975 choreopoem, “For Colored Girls who considered suicide when the rainbow was enuf,” the impact and connectivity of the staged work, hit hard.
These women were showcased in all of their complexities.
The work went on to be recreated and eventually made its way to the big screen with Tyler Perry’s vision and talented cast. It spoke to women. Men could also see themselves reflected in the darkness.
In 2013, writer and director Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films had that same idea with the focus being colored boys. The idea blossomed into a full web series, “For Colored Boys” that struck a grand audience and rave reviews including winning ‘Best Web Series’ at the 2013 October Film Festival. With writer and CNN Commentator, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on board as co-writer and now executive producer, the two crafted a series that touches on the life of a father struggling to reconnect with his son and community after returning from prison. The stories dive into family, love and redemption.
The success of Season 1, Redemption, has put Stacey and Marc among the growing circuit of content creators using the web as a platform to expand the look and parameters of diverse storytelling.
Coined by Indiewire as “1 of 32 web dramas upstaging TV with their diversity,” Stacy and Marc are looking forward to Season 2 of “For Colored Boys” and it can all be possible with your help. The duo has started an Indiegogo campaign with hopes to raise $50, 000 through September 15, 2014.