Ellen Brodsky

Executive Producer

Sarah Hancock

Associate Producer

Pam Chamberlain

Director of Photography

Austin de Besche


Peter Rhodes

Music Composer

Claudio Ragazzi

Assistant Editor

Lai-San Ho


Mario Cardenas
Dick Williams

Production Assistant

Serge Rosiles

Additional Photography

Beth Cloutier
Allie Humenuk
Brynmore Williams

Additional Sound

Steve Bores
Aaron Bouchard
Fred Burnham
G. John Garrett
Gray Thomas-Sowers

Thanks to everyone who appeared in the film:
2012-2013 True Colors Troupe

David Astvatsaturov
Andre Barnard
Nina Baron
D’Mitry Bolden
Mar Calvo
Tajonna Campbell
Danny Conners
Alyssa Evans
Cassidy Gorash
Kimberly Herbert
Ayden Holliday
Roxas Kagamine
Kriss Lynn
Rebecca Peter
Isabel Torres
Chioke Waithe-Howard
Trae Weekes
Marcel White
Kemani “Niccole” Williams

True Colors Family, Friends, & Teachers

Karter Blake
Denise Caban
Courtney Cawley
Logan Ferraro
Traevon Green
Kim Holliday
Julia Lillis
Thalia Lopes
Melissa Louisdhon
Charlot Lucien
Nancy McGee
Anzel Lee Miller
Courtney O’Connor
Deklan O’Connor
Denise Pedraza
Ricardo Saucedo
James Sherred
Alyson Sullivan
Kera Washington
Taliah Young

True Colors Staff

Lindsey Anderson
Nick Bazo
Evelyn Francis
Zohar Fuller
Gabe Hughes
Wendy Kinal
Kaamila Mohamed
Tam Willey

Thanks for the support from

Abe Rybeck
Adrian Budhu
Greg Storella
Magda Spasiano
True Colors Leadership & Inclusion Council
and all The Theater Offensive Staff, Board, & Volunteers

Post-Production Assistants

Sarah Wharton
Ben Taylor


Sofia Adams
Hannah Cross

Post-Production Consultant

Elliott Choi

Sound Mix

Heart Punch Studio


Rob Bessette

Online/Visual Effects

Tim Montgomery

Title Graphics

Korynn Rielly Kirchwey

Crowdfunding Communications Manager

Freddie Francis


Theresa Roberts
Evan Schlossberg
Angie Grass
Mulberry Studio
Ariel Tilson
Ruby Johnson
Mia Gussen
Isobel Green
Hana Connelly
Matilda Ostow
Christina Kaltcheva
Sula Malina
Helen Keen
Lauren Stubbs

Legal Services

Sandra Forman


Catherine Brady

Fiscal Sponsor

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.

Funding generously provided by

H. van Ameringen Foundation
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease
The Puffin Foundation
The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, Inc.
Marta Amelia Timmons
Julian & Lois Brodsky
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Ron Ansin
Debra Brodsky
Michael Dunn
Jean Hardisty
Gerald Herman
Emily Howe
Christine and David Letts
Carol Rearick
Marina Seevak

Filming Locations

Boston Arts Academy
Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Collegiate Charter School
Central Square Theater
Cloud Place
Community Church of Boston
Emerson College
Harriet Tubman House – United South End Settlements
Hibernian Hall
Hyde Square Task Force
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families,
Haverhill and Harbor Area Offices
Ottoson Middle School
Tech Boston Academy
The Theater Offensive

Special Thanks to

Bill Anderson
Steven Ascher
Jennifer Burton
Andrew Churchman
Larry Coen
Rachel Clark
Amir Dixon
The D-word
Irena Fayngold
Peter Frumkin
Lauren Garlick
Michal Goldman
Janella Harris
Jeanne Jordan
Ellen Kahn
Kapanga-Ndjibu Family
Keith Love
Lisa Lovett
Randall MacLowry
Rio Morales
Rev. Irene Monroe
Jeff Perrotti
Ben Reichman
Charlotte Reuben
Julie Reuben
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
Lena Sheehan
Eric Stange
Anne Marie Stein
Tracy Heather Strain
Signe Taylor
Kisha Webster
Kim Westheimer
Shewit Zerai
Margot Abels & Students of Human Services Program, Northeastern University
OUT MetroWest’s program for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth

Very Special Thanks to

Nicki Croghan
Shelley Reed
Nicholas and Kate Rhodes
Ted, Emma, and Mia Rybeck

Archival Footage and Stills provided by

Nick Bazo
Ayden Holliday
Giftson Joseph
The Theater Offensive
Ivy Maiorino
Erin Povano

Boston Marathon Footage provided by

Boston Globe/Getty Images and Nicholas Salem
Football footage provided by Ross Petersen,


Larry Aberman, drums and percussion
Maria Kowalski, fiddle
Fernando Michelin, piano
Bob Pilkington, trombone
Claudio Ragazzi, guitars, bass, percussion and sequencing
Marianella Rojas, vocals

Recording Engineer

Mark Wessel

Additional Music

Written by David Guetta, Sia Furler, Giorgio Tuinfort and Nick Van DeWall
Used by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc.
on behalf of What a Publishing Limited.

Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, EMI Music Publishing LTD and
BMG Talpa Music BV (BUMA), Afrojack Publishing (STEMRA).
All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

The Four Seasons: “Winter”
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Budapest Strings
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
Written by Wallis Willis
Arranged by Claudio Ragazzi
Lead Vocals and Vocal Arrangement by Desmond Scaife
Vocals by Marianella Rojas, Marina Maiztegui, and Gabi Ragazzi

True Colors:  OUT Youth Theater, started in 1994,
is a program of The Theater Offensive.

© 2014