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Colman Domingo Boards Oscar Entry Short 'Leylak' As EP

Colman Domingo Boards Oscar Entry Short 'Leylak' As EP

EXCLUSIVE: is executive producing Scott Aharoni and Dennis Latos' short.

The short shot during the epidemic follows an immigrant gravedigger, a frontline worker, who buries his suffering to abound his daughter from an unspeakable loss but discovers that the only way forward is to come together.

Doug Roland, an Oscar nominee for Best Live Action Short and The Candyman and Fear the Walking Dead as EP, also joins The Candyman and Fear the Walking Dead actor as EP. Feeling Through was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Leylak won the Special Jury Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the international film festival. It also won top prizes at such international film festivals as Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, Leiden International Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, New York Shorts International Film Festival, and many others.

Leylak's setting couldn't be more contemporary, but it's the film's piercing and honest look at loss, guilt, despair, love, and hope that make it timeless. With such linear intensity, Leylak is executed with such lucidity in its depiction of how unfailing circumstances can separate people apart, but at the same time, bring them even stronger together.

If Beale Street Could Talk, Selma, Lincoln, Candyman, Without Remorse, Zola, and Domingo was a Film Independent Spirit, NAACP, SAG, and Critics Choice Award nominee for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, as well as the Best Supporting Actor Imagen Award for HBO's Euphoria.

Domingo's plays and musicals include the Tony Award nominee for Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Lights Out: Nat King Cole, as well as season 4 of his series, Bottomless Brunch at Colman's for AMC. He is currently shooting season 4 of his series, Bottomless Brunch at Colman's for AMC, and is working on various TV, film, theater, and animation projects with his production firm, Edith Productions. He is presently shooting a new film

Aharoni and Latos wrote and co-produced the short by Mustafa Kaymak, the award-winning writer and producer of Green, the winner of the 2019 Short Film U.S. Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival. The narrative was written and co-produced by Mustafa Kaymak, the award-winning writer and producer of Green, the winner of the 2019 short film U.S. Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival.

Laura Valladao serves as Leylak's DP, her prior credits, including the Oscar nominated film My Nephew Emmett. Leylak stars Nadir Saribacak as Yusuf, who is known from Winter's Sleep, winner of the 2014 Palme d'Or and Sarmasik, which was a 2015 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Dramatic Competition nominee.

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