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The Dream Box

When a poor Italian immigrant arrives in America in 1923, he has nothing — except the one thing that will give him everything he hopes for.

The Dream Box explores the promise of the American dream through the eyes of a man who left everything behind to find that dream. The song, performed by Buffalo, NY country artist Jim ‘JP’ Pirinelli, delivers a magical message. And the music video from Aspire Street in Charleston, South Carolina is straightforward Frank Capra meets Hit Country.

  • Michael Angelo Colgan
  • Michael Angelo Colgan
    Crayons, The Shadows of Clouds
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Niagara Falls International Film Festival
    Niagara Falls
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Southeastern International Film & Music Festival
    Nashville, Tennessee
    United States
    Semi Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Aspire Street
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Michael Angelo Colgan

Michael Angelo Colgan PhD is a writer, filmmaker and award-winning social scientist who used to be a stand up comic. The Dream Box is a multimedia project with Aspire Street that includes a song, picture book and music video.

Michael's screenplay 'Crayons' is in the Top 10% of the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowship, won StoryPros 1st Place Drama Award and Best Screenplay at the Sunscreen Film Festival West.

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Director Statement

The Dream Box shows how one person's dream, no matter how small, can influence the hopes and dreams of so many others.