1. Behind the scenes of the Winning Film of the 2011 Porsche "My Daily Magic" contest, sponsored by Porsche North America, Reelz Channel, and Spotlight Cinemas Network.

    Watch the original film on the Porsche YouTube channel:
    OR on Vimeo at:

    Read some of the press about "It's A Magical Life"




















    Written & Directed by
    Michael Koerbel

    Executive Produced by
    Anna Elizabeth James

    Produced by
    Eric Edmonds

    (in order of appearance)
    David Landry
    Timothy Guest
    Eric Edmonds
    Genevive Garner
    Jaqueline Zook Cone
    Chris Roewe
    Jay Roewe
    Rebekah Koerbel
    Dylan Ballard
    Pamela Petroff
    Ava Byard
    Marina Byard
    Kenna Dunham
    Anna Elizabeth James
    Kyle Goleman
    Mark Arnold

    Photographed and Edited by
    Michael Koerbel

    Additional Camera
    Fady Hadid

    Sound Mix by
    Kaspar Hugentobler

    Wardrobe Stylist
    Marlayna Cherisse

    Wardrobe Assistant
    Wissall Homayun

    Julie Gause

    Set Dresser
    Jamie Holt

    Make-Up Artist
    Genevive Garner

    Production Assistants
    Rebekah Koerbel
    Chris Roewe

    Special Thanks to
    Independent Studio Services
    The Roewes
    Charlie Rose
    Episcopal Grace Church
    Porsche North America
    Reelz Channel
    Spotlight Cinema Networks
    Elizabeth Robinson
    Todd Robinson

    Very Special Thanks to these designers for providing wardrobe:
    Smoothies by Gossip malibuswim.com
    Adrianna Papell for E! redcarpet.adriannapapell.com
    Immaterial Gems custom jewelry by Cristy Coors Beasley
    Signorelli shopsignorelli.com
    Hazel Clothes hazelclothes.com
    Iron Fist ironfistclothing.com
    Wicked Quick wickedquick.com
    Slender Touch Swimwear malibuswim.com

    For my dad, Leigh F. Koerbel,
    who gave me my love of trains,
    and truly viewed life as magical.
    February 28, 1950 - September 27, 2010

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  2. Director - Anna Elizabeth James
    Executive Producer - Michael Koerbel
    Producers - Paloma Martinez, Rebekah Koerbel, and Shane Sorensen
    Director of Photography - Michael Cox
    Gaffer - Jon Barenboim
    Grip/Electric - Josh Sanchez-Sims, Sebastien Thibeau, Naofumi Kudo, Gary Gerlach, Eric Carrillo
    A Cam - Michael Cox
    A Cam 1st AC - Jes Throud
    B Cam - Brian Lehrer
    Jib Cam - Michael Koerbel
    DIT - Michael Newman
    1st AD - Joshua Larsen
    2nd AD - Liz Singh
    2nd AD - Vanessa Hansen
    Playback - Jorge Martinez
    Production Designer - Ben Phen
    Costume Designer / Wardrobe Stylist - Marlayna Cherisse
    Wardrobe Assistant - Emily Turner, Regina Booth
    Key Make-Up / Hair - Sam Touw
    Make-Up Assistants - Lyla Olaerts, Rhiannon Lazzerin
    Script Supervisor - Daniel Graupner
    Editor - Michael Newman
    Colorist - Jerimiah Morey
    Key PA - Matt Miner

    Band Members / High School Classmates - Johnathan Vargas, Kyle Goleman, Matthew Michael-Thomas Smith
    Nikki's Double / Stand-In - Nicole Preston

    Carlo Santos

    Kasey Dailey
    Dana Nicole Dutton
    Edenia Figueiredo
    Anthony Formento
    Alex Frost
    Rosalyn Isidro
    Sofia C. Lomeli
    Tyree Packard
    Andrea Perez
    Pamela Petroff
    James Reyes
    George Rickerl
    Georgina Tolentino
    KC Williams

    For more info about Nikki, visit nikkilang.com
    For more info about Anna, visit annaelizabethjames.com

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  3. Winner 2010 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Contest Finalist
    Director: Anna Elizabeth James
    Producer: Ian Ward
    Starring: Janina Washington, Alex Fineman and Erin Kaufman
    Story By: Anna Elizabeth James and Ian Ward
    Assistant Director: Michael Koerbel
    Director of Photography: Matt Edwards
    Editor: Ian Asbjornsen
    Original Score: Daniel Oberman
    Visual Effects: Corey Milne
    Costume Design: Marlayna Cherisse
    Cokeman's Costume: Nola Yergen
    Set Design: Yili Li and Cary Babka

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Wardrobe Styling & Costume Design by Marlayna Cherisse

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