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The Project

“The Little Prince” is one of the bestselling books in the world, ever! This intriguing work has been read, deconstructed and analyzed by millions of people who remain a passionate and devoted audience. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novel has been translated into +250 languages and dialects. A remarkable 200 million books have been sold worldwide, since first published in 1943. After more than 75 years of continuous publication, the book is now in the public domain throughout the majority of the world.

"The Color of the Sun" is inspired by this timeless classic and it adapts it to one of the world’s best known urban settings: New York City. This film unites the classic sojourn of the little man through the rough and tumble urban jungle of NYC’s iconic boroughs. The coupling of this classic tale with New York City is not frivolous or gratuitous, but is surprisingly authentic. Find out why in our location section!

The Plot

On a hot summer night in New York City, a French pilot meets a mysterious young boy while trapped aboard a stalled subway. The encounter will take him on an adventure where he will discover the meaning of life, loss and friendship through the eyes of a child.

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Our Team

We believe in a united team! Our diverse skills and joint creativity, thoughts, ideas & experience are the reasons the project will be a success.

Paola Sinisgalli

Paola Sinisgalli

Writer and Director

Paola Sinisgalli graduated from the Bocconi University of Milan with a degree in Economics and a Master’s in Marketing Management. She moved to New York City in 2010 where she was hired as the director of business development of startup agency ThinkBreatheLive. In 2013 she founded TheCreativeShake, an NY-based communications agency. Paola coordinated and directed diverse film projects such as “AirWC App”, “End of Summer” with artist Dante Basco, music videos for renowned pop-rock band Modà. She directed short film “Without” and was selected by the Italian “Nastri D’argento”, the longest standing movie award in Europe as well as numerous American Film Festivals.

Martyn Krys

Martyn Krys

Executive Producer

Martyn holds a business degree and a law degree and conducts a corporate-commercial law practice applied to the entertainment industry in Toronto. He has been legal counsel on many of the Canadian industry’s seminal feature films including The Sweet Hereafter, which garnered an Oscar nomination for best screen adaptation. Mr. Krys also represents numerous producers of documentary films as well as writers, directors, actors, dancers, musicians, novelists, computer game designers and live theatre producers.

Martyn has been involved in all stages of development and production financing through public agencies, private offerings and tax credit bridge financing. He regularly advises clients on, and at times participates as, executive producer, in the private equity funding of feature films.

Paola Sinisgalli

Paola Sinisgalli

Writer and Director

Paola Sinisgalli graduated from the Bocconi University of Milan with a degree in Economics and a Master’s in Marketing Management. She moved to New York City in 2010 where she was hired as the director of business development of startup agency ThinkBreatheLive. In 2013 she founded TheCreativeShake, an NY-based communications agency. Paola coordinated and directed diverse film projects such as “AirWC App”, “End of Summer” with artist Dante Basco, music videos for renowned pop-rock band Modà. She directed short film “Without” and was selected by the Italian “Nastri D’argento”, the longest standing movie award in Europe as well as numerous American Film Festivals.

Martyn Krys

Martyn Krys

Executive Producer

Martyn holds a business degree and a law degree and conducts a corporate-commercial law practice applied to the entertainment industry in Toronto. He has been legal counsel on many of the Canadian industry’s seminal feature films including The Sweet Hereafter, which garnered an Oscar nomination for best screen adaptation. Mr. Krys also represents numerous producers of documentary films as well as writers, directors, actors, dancers, musicians, novelists, computer game designers and live theatre producers.

Martyn has been involved in all stages of development and production financing through public agencies, private offerings and tax credit bridge financing. He regularly advises clients on, and at times participates as, executive producer, in the private equity funding of feature films.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

ACTORS

It is due to the wide variety of characters present in the film that director, Paola Sinisgalli, has personally approached some of the world's best actors and they have expressed interest in the following roles.

Luis Guzmán

Luis Guzmán

The Latin King

Luis Guzmán is well known for the Netflix series Narcos, Miami Vice, Count of Montecristo, Boogie Nights, Traffic and Punch-Drunk Love. He is an actor of Puerto Rican descent, who grew up in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. Luis often plays authoritative roles whether a hardened police officer or a villain’s sidekick. Luis boasts approximately 145+ actor credits.

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Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

The Businessman

Michael Imperioli gained recognition with Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. He became a regular in Spike Lee’s movies, appearing in Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers and Summer of Sam. He was cast in The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti and his multi-layered portrayal earned him an Emmy and a SAG award. He often plays working-class Italian-Americans from the “outer boroughs.” While rooted in the New York movie scene, Imperioli has also worked in numerous Hollywood productions.

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Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit

Cameo

Philippe Petit is a French street performer, juggler, mime and unicyclist, who taught himself aerialism and became world famous for his high-wire walk between NYC’s Twin Towers in 1974. This daring feat is considered by many to be “the artistic crime of the century”. He is known for his work on The Walk (2015) where he is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Man on Wire (2008) a documentary directed by James Marsh in which Philippe plays himself and Mondo (1995).

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Luis Guzmán

Luis Guzmán

The Latin King

Luis Guzmán is well known for the Netflix series Narcos, Miami Vice, Count of Montecristo, Boogie Nights, Traffic and Punch-Drunk Love. He is an actor of Puerto Rican descent, who grew up in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. Luis often plays authoritative roles whether a hardened police officer or a villain’s sidekick. Luis boasts approximately 145+ actor credits.

Images may be subject to copyright

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

The Businessman

Michael Imperioli gained recognition with Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. He became a regular in Spike Lee’s movies, appearing in Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers and Summer of Sam. He was cast in The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti and his multi-layered portrayal earned him an Emmy and a SAG award. He often plays working-class Italian-Americans from the “outer boroughs.” While rooted in the New York movie scene, Imperioli has also worked in numerous Hollywood productions.

Images may be subject to copyright

Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit

Cameo

Philippe Petit is a French street performer, juggler, mime and unicyclist, who taught himself aerialism and became world famous for his high-wire walk between NYC’s Twin Towers in 1974. This daring feat is considered by many to be “the artistic crime of the century”. He is known for his work on The Walk (2015) where he is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Man on Wire (2008) a documentary directed by James Marsh in which Philippe plays himself and Mondo (1995).

Images may be subject to copyright

Location

Aviator, poet and novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote “Le Petit Prince” in 1942 while exiled in New York City. It seems most natural to set "The Color of the Sun" in the very city in which the story was imagined and written. This film is for all ages. Children and adults alike will be enthralled as the mysterious young boy changes the Pilot’s life, and theirs, forever. The most extraordinary film adaptations are those that manage to transfer written work, as a whole, to film while maintaining the text’s essence completely intact. New York City is a multi-faceted metropolis, each borough, each area, has its own strong personality, revealing the great diversity and richness of its inhabitants’ life styles. The boy embarks upon a journey that will change the pilot's life forever.

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