The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...
...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton
Producer: Tyler Ginter
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I put together this time lapse video of the many amazing places I came across.
Original Music: "Places and Faces" by William Lam. Will is an extremely talented musical composer whose range is barely touched in this composition he wrote specifically for the video. He's also my little brother. If you want to commission William to write music, email him at email@example.com or check out his site: williamlammusic.com
Special thanks to Dan Hirons, Joey Seich and Carol Trieu for all your help, support and patience.
To all my fellow travelers whose company made each step of the way all the more memorable and unique, I want you to know that however short an appearance you made in the video, you've left an impact far greater and long-lasting than the few seconds that each city appeared in the video.
To my family, thank you for bearing with me and worrying about my health and safety with every dodgy bus ride and new country I found myself in each day.
Music by Factory Floor (real love)
DoP: Nicolas Loir
Edited by AB/CD/CD and Nicolas Larrouquere
Color grading : Dtouch
Cast in order of appearance :
Sydney Valette, Lubna PLayoust, Mia Hinz, José Fontao, Ombline Gilliot, Zoë Le Ber, Mélodie Saba, Laurent David, Arnaud Boutin, Mary Clerté, Malika Djardi, Louise Hémon, Iris Brey, Alix Billois, CAmille DAuteuille, Bruno Salamone, Clément Dozier
Very special thanks goes to :
Mary Clerté and her family,
Arthur Cantin, Damien Ropero, Emiliano Serantoni, Thomas Tyman, Gopal Puntos, Georges Bermann
Prod co: Partizan
"Christian Marclay, Bruce Nauman and Michael Haneke inspired today's short from AB/CD/CD" nowness.com