- Dec. 13, 2018
-- Director Alex C. Munoz creates a 60 second video entitled "The Three Wise Women" which flips the conceit of the "The Three Wise Men" who offer gifts to Baby Jesus. The video features three actresses of color. Actress Kenia Romero stuns as Queen Emerald who offers the gift of strength via golden potatoes. Actress Jenn Liu shines as Queen Sapphire who offers the gifts of wisdom and harmony via the Yin Yang fish. Finally, actress Ruby Lee Dove II dazzles as Queen Ruby who offers hope with her fresh loaf of Marzipan Stollen, a traditional Christmas Bread in Germany.
The trio's journey, mirrors the trajectory of women over the past several decades. For decades, women have fought hard to share their gifts with a world run by men. Munoz both filmed and directed the spot. Munoz quotes, "I created this as a tribute to the rise of women."
The short video also features the work of artist Robert Mosley who created the blossom crowns that the wise women wear. Mosley named them Bible Blossoms because they are made from discarded Bibles. Mosley's blossom art pieces can be found at his shop, Bloom Art LA, in downtown Los Angeles. Wardrobe designer Georgio Chaplin styled the costumes.
The video can be found online at https://www.instagram.com/p/BrVW0JbnVHF/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=lln4l0f1z72b