1. Humans use technology to improve their lives, to forge connections, to create time that doesn’t exist, to replace real interactions. When we devise a second version of ourselves on social media, do we lose a piece of our true selves in the process? Do our digital connections threaten our real life relationships? What happens if the filtered characters we’ve imagined take on a life of their own?

    For many years Free People has told love stories -- we wanted to explore what our world could look like in the near future....

    Director: Lauren Cohan
    Executive Producer: Abby Morgan
    Screenplay: Lauren Cohan, Alex Holcomb, Alexander Dipersia
    Producer: Emily Bonner
    Producer: Arielle Davis
    Producer: Priya Satiani
    1st Assistant Director: Charlie Hicks
    Art Director: Kamaryn Potter
    Director of Photography: Stuart Winecoff
    1st AC: Ezra Bassin-Hill
    2nd AC: Ryan Grzelak
    Steadicam: Aaron Gantt
    DIT: Margaret Parus
    Gaffer: Lee Narby
    Best Boy Electric: Ryan Figueroa
    Electric: Adam Leene
    Key Grip: Stephan Carrillo
    Best Boy Grip: Stephan Ji
    Grip: Jesse Stratton
    Sound Mixer: Kevin Bazell
    Boom: Kevin Terrado
    Boom: Greg Ellis
    Production Designer: Tom castronovo
    Set Dresser: Francesca Palombo
    Art Department Assistant: Travis Witkowski
    Art Department Assistant: Alex Farkas
    Vanities: Sunny Brooks
    Vanities Assistant: Vanessa Gomez
    Vanities Assistant: Amanda Ortiz
    Wardrobe Stylist: Amanda Greyson
    Wardrobe Assistant: Mackenzie Grandquist
    Wardrobe Assistant: Kale Teter
    Key Production Assistant: Mark Belko
    PA-Production: Andy Cowell
    PA-G/E: Tanner Lyon
    PA-Crafty: Ray Schmeig
    PA-Crafty: Jonathan Brock
    PA-Camera: Giles O’Kane
    Script Supervisor: Jillian Terwedo
    Post Production: The Mill
    Editor: Ryan McKenna
    Post Production Producer: Carl Walters
    Colorist: Michael Rossiter
    Mixer: Dan Flosdorf / Heard City
    VFX: Deluxe
    VFX Supervisor: Zachary Cole
    Location Rep (SCI-ARC): Andrew Werner
    Casting: Priya Satiani
    Special thanks: Ben Younger, Jacques Naude, Colin Moneymaker, Zu-Al-Kadiri, Blake Whitman

    TALENT:
    Alex: Alexander Dipersia
    Nora: Margaret Qualley
    Ryan: Eric Murdoch
    Jessica: Madeline Zima
    Jack: Sterling Sulieman
    Abby: Davida Williams
    Cleo: Hannah Sorensen
    Theo: Josh Upshaw
    Lena: Meredith Hagner

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  2. I am in no way even attempting to assume that I know anything about the political/social realities at play in the world at the moment, but at quick glance it seems as though violence breeds more violence. The people who changed the world, were the ones who laid down their arms - chose to forgive - to restore - to love - people like Jesus, Mandela, Gandhi, Martin Luther King.

    Just before he was assassinated on April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King preached the sermon ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. Its a profound account of hope, amidst despair - where he considers the significance of being born into the turmoil and unrest of the twentieth century. His outlook provides unique context for pain and suffering as he says ‘only when it is dark enough can you see the stars’.

    He goes on to say; ‘Men for years now have been talking about war and peace. But now no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.’

    He modeled a way of non-violence - and it cost him his life.

    Inspired by his words one night I cut together this clip using old archive footage from the Prelinger Archives - those words are as poignant today as they were back when he first spoke them - if not more (for me personally at least).

    Score: Ryan Taubert

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