Working closely with Director Monty Marsh, The Mill helped bring elements of the short film, NOAH to life. The intimate film profiles seventh-grader, Noah Francois, as he prepares for his moving speech at the “‘Pop The Bubble’ On Racism” children’s protest in Manhattan Beach, California last summer. In the film, we see firsthand what life is like as a black boy in America in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, national protests and civil unrest.
Noah recalls moments throughout his life that he and his father have personally experienced with racism, while also negotiating his place in society. He reckons with his loss of innocence, while worrying that his younger brother Bryson will experience the same. Noah ultimately realizes that the only option is to stand up against racism, bigotry, and hatred. What ensues is an inspirational speech that touched the hearts and minds of many across America.
Our team elevated the film with title design by Ilya Abulkhanov, colour grading and cleanup.