A tribute to the coming of age with Coca Cola
In the spring of 2014 I was asked to play the lead in a film competition held by MoFilm for Coca Cola. This epic adventure focuses about the relationships between with friends as they prepare for the next chapter of adulthood. A Toast To Our Youth was a production of by SCAD students independent of SCAD, written and directed by Taylor MacDonald, photographed by Tucker MacDonald using a Red Epic Dragon, produced by Dumaine Babcock, sound designed by Kevin Bryant and starring Taylor Kingston, Paige MacCready, Ethan Sellars, Alia Sobrepena and me. Though the submission did not place within the top three awards in the MoFilm competition, Coca Cola purchased the rights in the summer of 2014 to use for a commercial, later titled Rather Be. Airing on Bravo, E!, Food Network, Hallmark, Lifetime, Nick at Nite, Oxygen, TLC, USA, VH1, The Weather Channel, WeTV, and in theaters, I am proud to say Rather Be ran for over a year.
The video below is the final cut and was Officially Selected for showcase at the Savannah Film Festival 2014.