Former Nickelodeon Actor makes film about teen dating abuse

Jordan Coleman, 16, once the voice of Tyrone, the moose, on the hit show The Backyardigans, has written and directed a new film on teen dating violence called Payin’ the Price. Awarded the 2011 HBO Best Feature Film at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, it is being shown during Coleman’s Speak Up & Get Out film tour. National Public Radio’s Michel Martin interviewed the young filmmaker. Listen to the interview at Check out information about the film and it’s director at


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