Writer-director Ronnie S. Riskalla’s Streets of Colour, led by Rahel Romahn, will have its world premiere at Sydney’s Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace June 26.
Romahn is a Tez, a young Middle-Eastern man from Sydney’s western suburbs who faces the challenges of being from a different culture and growing up in a misunderstood neighbourhood. He hates who he is and the skin he was born in. After a life changing event forces Tez to lose his pregnant girlfriend, along with his friends and everything he cares for, he turns to using and dealing drugs, careening downward on a self-destructive spiral. It takes true love – and an emotional journey of self-discovery, culture and spirituality – for Tez to ultimately find his redemption.
The story is inspired by and loosely-based on Riskalla’s own life, and he produces the film with Yolandi Franken.
Streets of Colour is a SkyCross Entertainment production, in association with Frankendipity Enterprises and Rishi Raj Films, with chief executive producer Dr. Raj Patankar and executive producers Drew Pearson and Nenif David.