The images for the new campaign were released the morning after the film’s Oscar win for Best Picture.
The pictures by Willy Vanderperre feature 27-year-old Trevante Rhodes, 43-year-old Mahershala Ali, and 21-year-old Ashton Sanders.
How radical an act it is to reveal oneself to another so candidly, so clearly, that it strikes a nerve. When so much out in the world would threaten us—bodily, psychologically, scaring us inside of ourselves to seek shelter within — merely showing oneself, unguarded, can be heroic. For these four phenomenal actors — Mahershala, as well as breakout newcomers Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes — whose profoundly brave performances madeMoonlight this year’s tour de force movie, finding their voice on-screen was just the beginning. With the attention and opportunities that will now come their way, Mahershala, Alex, Ashton, and Trevante can properly announce themselves to the world. This is their time to step into the light.