Julien Leroux's recently established Paper Entertainment, announced its first project, the series "Your Eyes." The company is set to develop, finance, and produce the global feature film, written by Isis Davis. “We are thrilled to be working on ‘Your Eyes’ - a series which addresses essential conversations surrounding the major issue of systemic racism,” Julien Leroux, Founder and CEO, Paper Entertainment said. “Isis is the absolute perfect voice for the series. She brings her own unique, personal background and life experience to explore the themes of racial identity, belonging, class and location.”
“Your Eyes” is based on the feature film and series "Il a déjà tes yeux," created by Lucien Jean-Baptiste and Sébastien Mounier and Marie-Françoise Colombani. The format deal has been secured with Nolita Cinema, Nolita TV, Ango Productions, and TF1 Studio. Davis won a Best Script Award at the 2017 British Urban Film Festival for her screenplay “Draw” and joined the writing teams for “Killing Eve” on AMC/BBC2 and upcoming series Champion on BBC1.
As an actor, she has made a debut in Sky Cinema's "The Secret Garden" BBC1's "Silent Witness" and "Electric Dreams" for Channel 4, among others. “As a mixed-race woman growing up in the ’90s, I experienced prejudice because my parents were a different race from me,” Davis said. ”Now, I have two beautiful little girls of different races, one brown and one white and that is why this project is so close to my heart! I am delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Paper Entertainment and I am excited to be bringing such a poignant story to the screen.”
The timely series covers family, race, and identity, told from the experience of an unconventionally diverse modern family. Staunch Black Rights Activist Yinka Oppong and her Rastafarian husband Paul waited on the adoption list for years. The couple then adopts a white son, Benny, and black biological twins, Theo and Lola. The show displays Paul and Yinka raising their children color-blind in their liberal, multicultural city neighborhood. When Paul gets a new high-profile job, the family moves to an affluent, predominantly white town miles away, where it must protect the children from systematic racism.
We are thrilled to be working on ‘Your Eyes,' a series which addresses essential conversations surrounding the major issue of systemic racism. Isis is the absolute perfect voice for the series. She brings her own unique, personal background and life experience to explore the themes of racial identity, belonging, class and location.” Julien Leroux Founder, CEO, Paper Entertainment