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After centuries of redlining Black voices from the art world, two new collectors are determined to shine a light on the authentic and unapologetic work of emerging artists of color.

Produced and Directed by Sol Aponte & Jennia Fredrique Aponte

a Full Frequency Media Production

Coming Summer 2023

JOIN THE COLLECTIVE

Be a part of the community that helps get this film made!

 

We are creating a feature length documentary that  celebrates artists of color while capturing an important time period in our  history. Help us get to the finish line!

 

We invite you to join us on the journey as we bring this film to screens, cities, galleries and museums around the world!

UPCOMING EVENT

GOING TO MIAMI DURING ART BASEL?

 

art | Melanated and Empower Global have partnered to celebrate Black Art and Excellence in Miami during art basel week.

Hosted by Goapele, our event takes place Thursday Dec 1 and is reserved for members of the Art Melanated community.

Secure your membership to gain access to this event and other exclusive events.

Membership has its rewards!

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Artists are here to disturb the peace.
- James Baldwin

art | Melanated, a highly stylized documentary film, will be an art piece in and of itself. Like the artists featured, this motion picture will be used as a potent way to speak truth to power, to explore and critique an antiquated art world while suggesting an alternate path that is both inclusive and inevitable.

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"James Baldwin" by Robert Peterson

The film’s artists hold up an uncomfortable mirror to society and force us to reflect and rethink life as we know it and shed light on often ignored societal issues.

Now is a pivotal time for both documentaries and Black Art and film makers Sol & Jennia Aponte are perfectly suited to document this period with honesty and integrity. 

art | Melanated tells a powerful, captivating story through use of multi media platform that will include animation and gorgeous reenactments as we dive into today’s world of painters, sculptors, curators, and collectors.

Anticipated release: SUMMER 2023

VISION

art | Melanated seeks to showcase some of the most extraordinary Black visual artists, while creating and expanding the community of art enthusiasts, eager to discover, collect and invest in Black art.

MISSION

Our Mission is to serve as an intersection of art, culture and community while documenting the Black Art Renaissance.

FILM MAKERS

Sol & Jennia Aponte are an award winning husband and wife producing/directing team that collaborate via their production company Full Frequency Media. The dynamic duo has worked with the likes of: Kevin Hart, Usher, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Teyonah Parris, Pauletta Washington, OWN, and Steph Curry to name a few. In March, Lebron James purchased a portrait of Sol by artist Patrick Henry Johnson.


In 2015 they produced/directed the award winning short film Sacred Heart that was shot in Paris France. In 2016 the tag team produced and co-directed another film entitled 90 DAYS, starring Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk, Wonderland). 90 DAYS won numerous awards including an African Movie Academy Award for Best Diaspora Short.

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In 2020 Sol & Jennia created a successful four part docu-series (The Anatomy of…Series) for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT TV. Part IV in the series was entitled “Anatomy of Black Art”. The couple have since embarked on a journey to shine a light on visual artists of color by way of creating pop-up art exhibitions, building an engaged art based community and producing a feature length documentary entitled Art Melanated.

AWARDS

Sol & Jennia's list of film festival awards include:

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BECOME A MEMBER

Become an official member of the Art Melanated community and gain access to art, private events, VIP dinners and so much more. Members will get the first opportunity to see the documentary, host screenings, win free art, purchase hard to get art, access digital art and so much more!

Member Benefits include:

  • Invites to events, openings, premieres, dinner parties and more!

  • An invitation to our private reception during Art Basel Miami.

  • Invites to the Art Melanated Documentary screening and after party.

  • Early access to original art and limited edition prints.

  • Exclusive NFT drops.

  • Being a member of an active community of artists, collectors and curators.

  • So much more!

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EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP CARD

Membership is limited to 555. Each member will receive an elegant metal membership card uniquely numbered from 1 - 555.

 

Members will also have the option to claim the corresponding digital membership card (NFT) for added benefits!

Physical Cards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after purchase.

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SUPPORT

Make a tax deductible donation to the film.

Back it because you believe

in it.

Support this project for no reward, just because it speaks to you and you want to help it get made!

Estimated Delivery - Jan 2023

Ships Worldwide

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Pledge $60 or more

TOTE BAG

We will send you a special Art Melanted tote bag as a thank you for supporting the film.

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Pledge $80 or more

T-SHIRT

We will send you an exclusive Art Melanted T-Shirt.

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership has its advantages! Support the film by becoming an official member of the Art Melanated community and unlock endless benefits.

All members will receive a physical membership card, access to events, invitations to private functions and more!

 

If you desire to be a part of an active art community, this pledge is for you!

Total member limit is 555.

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Pledge $333

GOLD LEVEL MEMBERSHIP

444 Available

- Lifetime membership.

- Physical card.

- Access to event, openings, etc.

- Digital Card (NFT)

- Access to art.

- FREE 1/1 Star Seeds Avatar!

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Pledge $777

EMERALD LEVEL MEMBERSHIP

22 Available

- Lifetime membership.

- Physical card.

- Access to event, openings, etc.

- Digital Card (NFT)

- Access to art.

- Two tickets to Art Melanated screening

- Art Melanated Tote

- Art Melanated T-Shirt

- FREE 1/1 Star Seeds Avatar!

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Pledge $1111

RUBY LEVEL MEMBERSHIP

22 Available

- Tax Deductibe

- Lifetime membership.

- Physical card.

- Access to event, openings, etc.

- Rare Digital Card (NFT)

- Access to art.

- Two tickets to Art Melanated screening

- Art Melanated Tote

- Art Melanated T-Shirt

- FREE 1/1 Star Seeds Avatar!

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Pledge $2,500 or more

BLUE DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP

11 Available

- Tax Deductibe

- Lifetime membership.

- Physical card.

- Access to event, openings, etc.

- Rare Digital Card (NFT)

- Access to art.

- Two tickets to Art Melanated screening

- Art Melanated Tote

- Art Melanated T-Shirt

- Special thanks in film credits

- FREE 1/1 Star Seeds Avatar!

Fill out CONTACT form for

Blue Diamond Inquiries.

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STARSEEDS

All members will be able to claim their FREE Starseeds Digital Art!

The Starseeds are 1 of 1 digital pieces of art.

Starseeds is a story about a group of Earthbound masters as they travel thoughout time and space on a secret mission to awaken the “Little Blue Dot.”

Release Date: March 2023

NEED AN END OF YEAR WRITE OFF?

As the year ends, consider making a tax deductible donation to the Art Melanated fund! We have partnered with From the Heart Productions as our 501c3 fiscal sponsor to allow our documentary to receive tax deductible contributions!

 

Donations made in the amount of $1,000 or more receive a Free Gold Level Membership

(if still available at time of donation).

 

Donations made in the the amount of $2,500 or more receive a Free Rare Blue Diamond Level Membership

(if still available at time of donation).

 

Click the "DONATE" Button below to make a tax deductible donation to the production of the film!

After making the donation via From the Heart Productions, make sure to send us a message directly via our contact form so we can process your complimentary membership!

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