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Tyrese Mentors Student Filmmakers


In a great example of paying it forward, Tyrese has teamed up with Sprite to make the dreams of several youngsters a reality. The "Fast and Furious" franchise actor and singer will serve as the mentor to a group of budding student filmmakers, teaching them the in's and out's of show business as they compete for the opportunity of a lifetime. The winner of Sprite's annual young filmmaker contest will see their short film placed onto the big screen with a theatrical release. “The gist of the stuff that I was telling them was, we are as dreamers, perception creators and the world is an empty canvas waiting on new thoughts to think," Tyrese said in a recent interview.

Having gotten his start in the industry through a Coca-Cola commercial, Tyrese understands the full-circle nature of his role. "Coca-Cola, Sprite that’s my original family, that’s the first thing that I ever did," said Tyrese. "So I was just honored to do anything that they wanted me to do," he added. "And this just so happened to fall up my alley.”

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