A fantastic portrait of literary star Jason Reynolds by Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer Kristian Melom. Best known as a New York Times Best-Selling author and mentor to young adults, “Dear, Dreamer” follows Reynolds as he prepares for the release of his next book, traversing the schools and landscapes of modern-day America:

“‘Dear, Dreamer’ is a testament to our shared experiences and the power of seeing yourself in books. It was produced in collaboration with the hardworking students, educators and dreamers who are dedicated to the written word.”

Watch above and see full credits below!


Direction, Cinematography & Editing by Kristian Melom
Produced by AIR Serenbe
Executive Producer: J. Brandon Hinman
Camera Operators: Justin Newton, Lynsey Weatherspoon, Chris Anthony Hamilton
Music: Nelson Patton, Public Speaking
Color: Rodney Johnson, Moonshine Post
Sound Design: Blake Aaron Henderson

Special thanks to the many artists and educators who made this film possible :

Page Turners Make Great Learners
Lithonia High School
Dekalb Early College Academy

ICU Fund : Community Foundation Of Greater Atlanta
Edgar Allan
Teresa Dau
Amanda Mcmillan
Diane Capriola
Angela Diterlizzi

Helen Simrill
Fefe Handy
Anja Tigges
Priscilla Fletcher
Tammy Horton-rowe
Candace Greene Mcmanus
Michael Bettis
Ryan Peoples
Alexander Wright

Madysen Vault
Kareem Fofana
Jaida Williams
Tamaradoye Oki
Anika Gouhl

Assia Ali
Jesus Hernandez
Tramelle Jackson
Christianah Babalola
Leilani Yates

Kristopher Mcdaniel
Xavier Cottrell
Darrick Mccray
Dr. Felicia Rhone
Michael Lloyd


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