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NEW FILMS|Alton Mason Stars In Short Film “Rise In Light” + Tracee Ellis Ross In "The High Note"

Updated: May 17, 2020

Get into Tracee Ellis Ross' new movie "The High Note," Alton Mason & Amarachi Nwosu’s Short Film “Rise In Light” and more inside...

Top model Alton Mason in partnership with Melanin Unscripted founder Amarachi Nwosu, and filmmaker Soof Light, has come together to debut a short, uplifting, coming-of-age film titled “Rise In Light“, which seeks to raise awareness and funds for those most in need.

The film follows Alton as he makes his way through the Lagos’s vibrant streets, before heading to the beach at dusk. There, he is seen dancing in the shimmering, shallow waves with young members of local dance troupe Dayours.

Speaking on the project, Alton wrote on his Instagram:

This season has humbled & made us realize how a health crisis can affect our world; however many communities have been suffering from a crisis like this for generations. – the intentions of this video are purely to create something that could be of help right now. –
our collaborative film evolved into an effort to shape creativity towards service, regardless of how small or large. the #RiseinLight impact campaign aims to raise $10,000, feeding 300+ families for a month. –
providing sustainability for the @KhanfoundationNG and their ongoing efforts towards children’s education and now relief towards COVID-19, partnered with @melaninunscripted. – “Rise in Light” is a call for change, evidence of freedom and the expression of love and joy.
Created to inspire, uplift, and bring awareness to the communities in Lagos being affected by this pandemic. –


Tracee Ellis Ross is taking a page out of her icon mother Diana Ross’ legendary book.

The “black-ish” star just released her first ever single, “Love Myself,” which is the lead track from her upcoming film, The High Note, where she plays recording artist Grace Davis.

Below is a synopsis of the upcoming drama:

Set in the dazzling world of the L.A. music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Johnson) is Grace's overworked personal assistant who's stuck running errands but still aspires to her dream of becoming a music producer. Things come to a head when Grace's long-time manager (Cube) presents the singer with a choice that could alter the course of her career, and Grace must choose between playing it safe or listening to her heart in a decision that could change her life forever.

Get into the Golden Globe winner’s new music below:

The High Note and the soundtrack will drop May 29th, which will be available on-demand and digital release.

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