"Mauve" captures the unique blend of tension, artistry, and emotional resonance that defines this last night at Jubilee Theatre's 42nd season of "The Color Purple." Filmed August 20th 2023 in Fort Worth Texas; It's a snapshot, but one that captures the ineffable magic of theater—how it can simultaneously be a mirror to our own lives and a window into worlds we've yet to explore. Filmed, Edited, Written, Produced and Scored by auteur Aaron C. Butler

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    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 21, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - AARON CHARLES BUTLER

"From Ashes to Artistry: The Multi-Dimensional Journey of Aaron C. Butler"
From the tumultuous backdrop of Oak Cliff, Texas, rises a visionary director, educator, and entrepreneur whose narrative defies convention at every turn. I am Aaron C. Butler, and my story is a tapestry woven from the threads of adversity, resilience, and unrelenting ambition.

While my formative years were colored by hardship and struggle, they served as the raw material for my creative expression. Music was my first muse, pulling me away from the clutches of gang life and destitution. Despite contending with homelessness and a turbulent family life, I found solace in the creative arts. Through grit and self-determination, I built a dynamic career in audio-visual sciences—a domain I entered with a certification rather than a traditional college degree.

As a director, I've helmed impactful stage plays, including Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men," crafting worlds that resonate with authenticity and emotional depth. Venturing into film and television, I've produced over ten productions, including the web series hit "Darken Lovely," each a testament to my storytelling prowess and technical skill.

Though my heart beats to the rhythm of cinematography and visual science, my creative journey has serendipitously led me into the realm of documentary filmmaking. This new genre presents an exciting challenge, offering yet another avenue for me to apply my unique blend of artistic vision and technical acumen.

Beyond my personal achievements, I serve as an educational consultant at prestigious institutions like Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, nurturing the next generation of artists and thinkers. My non-profit organization, The Luxor Society, continues to be a vessel of inspiration, enabling young dreamers to transcend their circumstances through the transformative power of arts and sciences.

My odyssey from the ashes of adversity to the pinnacle of artistry is far from over. With each new project, I am not merely creating art but extending an invitation to all—to join me on this extraordinary voyage, where limits are defied, barriers are shattered, and dreams are painstakingly sculpted into reality.

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Director Statement

"In the spectrum of life, mauve is the hue where passion and serenity intersect—where the fervor of red waltzes with the tranquility of blue. In the same stroke of brilliance, 'Mauve' the film is a touching intersection of art and reality, capturing the indelible twilight of one performance yet illuminating the eternal dawn of African- American creativity."