I had a crazy idea. On a Thursday night back in Fall 2005, I called several friends and told them to meet me first thing Saturday morning on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Fortunately for us, mid-November is not exactly prime beach weather in New York City, but it was a surprisingly warm and delightful winter morning.

We were on a mission to tell a story of encouragement and how an entire community can lift up one among them (inspired by Alanis Morissette's music video "Everything"). We also wanted to share the Beatitudes, a theme that we were studying at the time with Haven (hence the placards shown throughout the video).

We had about a dozen transitions to rehearse and a cast of seven (strung along over several hundred yards of boardwalk). And with camera in hand (backwards, mind you), we embarked on this one continuous four minute shot.

Music: "Only Got One" by Frou Frou
froufrou.net

More about Haven:
havennyc.com

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