Inspired by a real-life story, ‘Color of Love’ is a heartfelt Lifetime movie about Monica Henderson, a Black woman who lost her husband but is raising her two kids along with being a foster parent to many others. With a lot of love in her being, when Monica finds out that a brother-sister duo who stayed with her twice before ran away from their latest foster family, she takes them in once again and decides to adopt them for good.
After all, Monica began to fear that the white kids, Peter and Rachel, were almost at a point where they could break and go down a road from where there’d be no returning. What ensues is Monica facing discrimination from not only the foster care system but also her friends and family because of the interracial aspect of it all. So now that we’ve covered what the film is all about, let’s find out the production and cast details, shall we?
Color of Love Filming Locations
One of the most crucial aspects of the production process is selecting a show/movie’s filming locations. If the aesthetics around the performers and their actions don’t match the tone of what they’re doing, the contrast takes away attention from the plot, derailing the entire thing. Keeping that in mind, Lifetime’s ‘Color of Love’ was filmed in a location that highlighted the familial bonds between the characters. We did some digging and found out that the film was shot entirely in Canada. Let’s have a look at the specific filming locations.
From what we can tell, ‘Color of Love’ was shot, mostly in part, in Toronto, Ontario – a city that is more often than not referred to as Hollywood North. Not only do the Instagram profiles of some of those involved in the production of this film make that much clear, but the look of the movie itself gives it away to cinema fanatics like us. After all, Toronto has also acted as the base location for other films like ‘The Vow,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ and ‘Shazam!.’
Millien Dolla Fadez, a professional barbershop in Toronto, took to Instagram to share a picture with the main cast members from the final day of the shoot of ‘Color of Love,’ along with the announcement – “It’s a Wrap.”
Directed by Don McBrearty with Tamara LaSeon Bass as the writer, ‘Color of Love’ comes from Reel One Entertainment, one of the most well-known independent providers for Lifetime movies. This company is headquartered in Montreal, and most of its work is based out of the city itself, so we infer that the case of ‘Color of Love’ is no different. We should also mention that Montreal has stood in for Washington D.C. for ‘White House Down,’ along with New Jersey-New York for films like ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian‘ (2009) and ‘John Wick: Chapter 2‘ (2017).
Color of Love Cast
Deborah Joy Winans portrays Monica Henderson in this drama movie. The actress and gospel songstress belongs to the musical Winans family, but she has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry on her own. In fact, you might even recognize her as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee from Oprah Winfrey Network’s ‘Greenleaf.’ Furthermore, she is also known for ‘Don’t Waste Your Pretty.’ Along with working in films and shows, Deborah Joy continues to release music as well.
Apart from Deborah Joy, the other main cast member in this movie is Michael Brown, who plays Theo Jefferson, Monica’s EMT boyfriend. Based in Toronto, Michael made his debut in 1997 with a series called ‘Straight Up!’ before going on to work in titles like ‘Grand Army,’ ‘Kevin Hill,’ and ‘Ghostwriter.’ Some of the other prominent faces that we see in ‘Color of Love’ are Sarah Abbott (‘Ginny and Georgia’), Leo Orgil (‘Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story’), Osias Reid (‘My Perfect Landing’), and Rachel Wilson (‘In the Tall Grass’).
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