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The Color Happy

A man with a criminal past tries to turn his life around, but his future is threatened after he forms an unlikely bond with a fatherless child.

  • Dale Fabrigar
    D-Railed, Lonely Boy, 100 Yards
  • Brian DeRozan
    Pure, Hillside Avenue, Dirty White
  • Brian DeRozan
    Star Trek Picard, Pure, Dirty White
  • Carrie Finklea
    Under My Skin, Mammoth, Besties
  • Shirley Zhang
    Twenty Whatevers, Ritornare, Out of Touch
  • Brian DeRozan
    Key Cast
    Star Trek: Picard, SWAT, Dirty White
  • McColm Cephas Jr
    Key Cast
    Mythic Quest, Trade Show Show, A Ghost Story
  • Lanett Tachel
    Key Cast
    Pump, I Got the Hookup 2, Turning Tables
  • Christine Kellog-Darrin
    Key Cast
    "Miss Chapman"
    Shameless, Clarity, Criminal Minds
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Dale Fabrigar

DALE FABRIGAR has long been using his imagination and visual sensibilities to communicate and tell stories over the course of an ever-evolving career.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dale studied at the Art Center College of Design. As an honored graduate, Dale continued his post grad work as an award winning Art Director/Designer while pursuing his passion as an independent filmmaker. Dale’s formal training in art and design eventually helped pave the way for him as a visual storyteller. His transition from design to directing was a natural and swift evolution.

As a director, Dale has produced and directed numerous, award-winning indie films and projects (D-RAILED 2019, LONELY BOY 2013, 100 YARDS 2017) as well as a variety of music videos, industrial films, infomercials and live theater productions.

Regardless of genre, Dale strives to entertain by telling uncompromising stories about the power, strength and often flawed character of the human spirit.

Dale currently reside's in LA working as a freelance director and is developing a number of film and tv projects.

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Director Statement

Director’s Statement

There is plenty of scientific evidence supporting the theory of how colors influence our mind, emotions and behavior. As humans, we respond to each other very much like chameleons, taking our hue and color of our moral character from our environment and those around us. Pair this with meaningful relationships - the combination can have a powerful effect.

After meeting Brian DeRozan (Writer/Producer/Actor), I was inspired to tell this urban tale loosely based on his true-life experience. I felt compelled to share this story about friendship that celebrates community and positive change.

There was a visual effort to capture the Los Angeles beach landscape from a different perspective. The seascape color palette is overcast and moody, sans the bright, colorful surfers or bikini clad girls against colorful sunsets. The tone is somber and real.

This film is a call to action—about the beckoning of a spirit that yearns to be recognized within us. We are not alone on this journey. But it begins with the belief of oneself and taking courageous steps. But what does that mean and look like? What are the costs? What does it take to realize?

My hope is that this film resonates the essence and joy of that challenge and reflects the struggle and effect of friendship that blooms through art and the innocence of a child.

Dale Fabrigar