As a Filipino native living in the United States, Maria Diane Ventura looked overseas to make her directorial feature film debut with a German film that was filmed in both Germany and Spain.
There’s no doubt she challenged herself and enjoyed different cultures from her own.
In Your Color (Deine Farbe), it follows two best friends in Germany, who looked for a fresh start in life in Spain. However, young lives in another country don’t end up as they expected.
The film stars Jannik Schümann (The Aftermath, Monster Hunter) and Nyamandi Adrian (White Sands, Tribes of Europe) as the two best friends, who had their friendship tested. They are supported by Juan Carlos Lo Sasso (Another Cloudy Day) and Romina Küper (Baby Bitchka).
Here’s the synopsis of the movie:
Reluctantly studious Karl (Schümann) and free spirit Albert (Adrian) document their youthful adventures and provocative ideas whilst breaking free from their small town and their predetermined futures. Although, they dream of becoming voices of their generation, their new lives in the big city are not as easy as they had once envisioned. As the adolescents ponder their purpose on camera diverging ambitions take a dark turn. This film serves as a timely commentary on mental health, self-limitations, and connection to the digital age.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with Maria Diane Ventura on her directorial feature film debut. We talked about the multi-language, multi-culture challenges and her desire for wanderlust.
Maria Diane Ventura was a music producer and artist manager. She garnered attention with her 2012 short film TheRapist about an accused rapist sent off for psychiatric evaluation. Her first feature-length student project Awaken led to wins at the 2015 Manhattan Festival and the Best Narrative Feature at the 2016 World Cinema Festival in Brazil. She has an upcoming Luz Oscura (Dark Light) as her next feature, which is shot in Mexico and Los Angeles.
Your Color (Deine Farbe) streams today on Amazon and Amazon Prime in the United States and via Indie Rights worldwide.
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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Indie Rights