1. Already Alive partnered with the Robin Hood Foundation (robinhood.org) to create a film that highlights all too common stories of people living below the poverty line in New York City. Poverty is incredibly complex issue with many factors contributing to it. Robin Hood partners with over 200 organizations to give people opprotunities who would normally fall through the cracks.

    If you feel compelled, please contribute to Robin Hood where 100% of your donations will go toward these partner organizations who are on the front lines of the fight against poverty in NYC. robinhood.org

    CREDITS

    Produced by: Already Alive (alreadyalive.com)

    Director: Michael Marantz (michaelmarantz.com)
    Director of Photography: Tim Sessler (timsessler.com)
    Executive Producers: Noah Meisner and Michael Marantz
    Producer: Tay McEvers
    Producer: Carlee Briglia
    Writers: Michael Marantz, Jason Oppliger, and Jenny Weiner
    Production Designer: Billy Gerard Frank
    Art Director: Hannah Rothfield
    Wardrobe: Julie Mollo

    Music by: Michael Marantz (soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/we-all-stumble)

    Casting Director: Jamie Carroll
    Mom: Soleidy Mendez
    Daughter: Tyler Matos
    Teen: Jamej Lawton
    Homeless Man: James Trenton
    Teen’s Sister: Brianna Moore
    Teen’s Mother: Vanessa Thorpe
    Teen’s Father: Erik McKay
    ICE Officer 1: McKale Gray
    ICE Officer 2: Michael Coppola
    Child Service: Darlene Dues
    Drug Buyer: Andre Nieves
    Police Officer 1: Marbel Melendez
    Police Officer 2: Nate Gray
    MTA Officer: Matt Nagin
    Counselor: Kim Akia

    Assistant Camera: Filipp Penson
    2nd Assistant Camera: Sandy SooHoo
    Assistant Director: Cedric Vara
    2nd Assistant Director: Sussan Cordero

    Sound Mixers: Taylor Bradshaw, Drew English
    Gaffer: John Busch
    Key Grip: Vincent Davino
    Swing: Stefan Matwijec
    Swing: Jose Bonilla

    Set Dresser: Christine Pfister
    Wardrobe Assistant: Libby Shaw
    Hair/Makeup: Brittany Romney, Elvira Gonzalez
    Location Manager: Pentwater Productions
    Set Photographer: Hayley Monek
    Violin and Cello Performer: Daniel Boventer

    DIT: Phil Bradley
    Editor: Nicholas Davis, Joint Editorial
    Colorist: Lenny Mastrandrea
    Finishing Producer: Matt Hubert
    Mix by: Drew English

    Key PA: Zerabruk Cavallaro

    Production Assistants:
    Finise Avery
    Coby Briglia
    Jose Denizard
    Ben Dobson
    Shaheed Johnson Bey
    Edwin Villanueva
    Max Velazquez
    Parking PA’s: Juan Bonilla, Leonel Perdomo

    Background Actors:
    Tyree Brown
    Manuel Cabrero
    Marsha Cann
    John E. Carroll
    Natasha Lacious Fuller
    Geno Hill
    Billy K. Peterson
    Douglas A. Robs
    Courtney Rose
    Peter Sullivan
    Leonard Zimmerman

    Camera: Brooklyn Aerials
    Lenses: Abel Cine
    G&E: VSNY
    Walkies: Rock Bottom Rentals
    Production Supplies: Below the Line
    Weapons: The Specialists, LTD.
    Picture Car: Lost Soul Picture Cars
    Catering: My Kitchen Witch
    Color Correction: Nice Shoes

    A Very Special Thanks: Robin Hood Foundation
    Rose Bromka
    Lindsay Carroll
    Wes Moore
    Spike Brant
    Scott Peterman
    Isabelle McKusick Marantz

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  2. This film is to remind us to stand united and continue to strive for a better, more connected world where all are respected as equals. We might think or look differently but in the end we are all human beings. We hope this piece conjures up some inspiration to act with strength and compassion in all of our daily interactions.

    Let us stand together.

    Director and Composer - Michael Marantz
    Director of Photography - Tim Sessler
    Producers - Jake Paque and Tay McEvers
    Executive Producers - Noah Meisner and Michael Marantz
    Edit - Nicholas Davis
    Additional Edit by - Kim Pellnat
    Produced by Already Alive

    Spoken Word Written and Performed by - KAMAU

    This is not the dream.
    Divided and confused.
    We dreamt a dream dwindling,
    descending to where dreams die.
    Somewhere between doubt and its defense
    Lies a field of broken aspirations
    A sea of not seeing because seeing is believing
    And if we dare to truly believe, then we must commit.
    Wake up!
    We dreamt a dream a dream dwindling, an ember in the winter breeze,
    Simmering,
    Our precious fleeting freedom
    the present I,
    Present
    Now is not the time to wallow in the trenches of despair
    I said, wake up, wake up!
    Our presence defies hatred
    We must engage, we must build and protect self tenaciously,
    Regardless of its casing, regardless of its color of its gender, of its belief
    We must protect
    we are soft but not weak,
    We grow, learn, adapt, live
    Like grass through concrete,
    And Conquer
    Every fear of difference with study, understanding, and gratitude for
    The very breath that gives to any, gave to every
    Breath is Breath, and of Breath
    Love is…
    Good Morning.
    I said Good Morning!
    Our work has just begun.

    Production Coordinator - Ethan Lee
    Assistant Director - Luis Restrepo
    2nd Assistant Director - Isabelle McKusick Marantz
    Assistant Camera - Filipp Penson
    2nd Assistant Camera - Sandy SooHoo
    Gaffer - John Hayden Busch
    Best Boy - Vincent Davino
    Key Grip - Jake A. Kump
    Swings - Stefan Matwijec and Jose Bonilla
    Aerial Cinematography - Brooklyn Aerials

    Harlem School of the Arts Dance Team
    Movement Consultant - Aubrey Lynch II
    Dancers:
    Brittany Alvarez
    Eli Klotz
    Isabella Soto
    Nasrullah Abdur-Rahman
    Adam Hemenes
    Omarion Burke
    Aoi Furutate

    Post House - Joint Editorial
    VFX Artists - Robert Murdock and Noah Poole
    Audio Mixer - Natalie Huizenga

    Color by Apache
    Colorist - Taylor Black

    A Very Special Thanks to:
    Kaili Turner
    Harlem School of the Arts Dance
    Joint Editorial
    Apache
    Kori Darling
    Jennifer Soto
    Subha Ahmed
    Alasia Harris
    Cynthia Burke
    Midori Furutate
    Cameron Michael

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  3. See the full project: storyus.net

    Director / Music / Edit - Michael Marantz - michaelmarantz.com
    Director of Photography / Writer - Jared Levy - jaredlevy.me
    Producer / Writer - Jason Oppliger - jasonoppliger.com

    Produced by:
    Already Alive - alreadyalive.com
    Melcher Media - melcher.com

    A very specially thanks to Jake Barton of Local Projects for the collaboration in making this film.
    localprojects.com

    Also a special thanks to The Future of Storytelling Conference and Charlie Melcher for organizing such a terrific event.
    futureofstorytelling.org/ - melcher.com/

    For any information or questions, please email us at: weare@alreadyalive.com

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  4. base-book.com
    A few images from our trip to China.
    Blue suit: Mattt Gerdes (facebook.com/haydukemiddlefinger)
    Air to air camera by Barry Holubeck.
    Music: White on White, by Fredrik:
    fredrik.bandcamp.com/

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  5. Created to inspire by Michael Marantz: michaelmarantz.com - twitter.com/michaelmarantz
    Produced by Already Alive alreadyalive.com

    Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.

    The future excites me so much, that is why I made this. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.

    Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs

    Text from the Launchgram Manifesto: launchgram.com/manifesto

    Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-future-is-ours

    Thank you so much to the amazing vimeo community who supported this piece and allowed me to use their footage.

    Special footage credits:

    Variable - wearevariable.com
    Infinity List - infinitylist.com
    Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/patricklawler

    CREDITS FOR FOUND FOOTAGE AND SPEECHES (in order of apperance)
    “Abundance is our Future” TED talk by Peter Diamandis ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
    “Hawaii’s Clouds” by Michael Marantz - vimeo.com/40250952
    “Slow it Down” by Sacha Powell - vimeo.com/35668241
    President Ronald Reagan - Address on the Challenger Disaster - youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM
    “Earth” by Michael König - vimeo.com/32001208
    “Solar Roadways” - vimeo.com/40095422
    “Solar Powered EV Parking” - vimeo.com/17408340
    Planetory Resources Video - youtube.com/watch?v=7fYYPN0BdBw
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson address Congress - youtube.com/watch?v=Xhc25v0DpJc
    “Holi” by Variable - vimeo.com/40123818
    Jason Silva at the Economist Ideas Conference 2012 - vimeo.com/40464684
    Honda “Asimo” - youtube.com/watch?v=LuymCZL5aWM
    “Look at Me” by Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/8455331
    “462 in the Speed Demon” - youtube.com/watch?v=Le6aCV_CRvQ
    2005 Stanford Commencement Address by Steve Jobs - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
    “Experience Human Flight” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/22428395
    “Experience Zero Gravity” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/29017795
    “Lost in Tokyo” by Mark Bramley - vimeo.com/34447797
    “29 year old hearing for the first time” - youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA
    “Building something Big in Lousville” by GE - youtube.com/watch?v=BGljVE27vzU
    Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation - youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y
    Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe - youtube.com/watch?v=xjBIsp8mS-c
    Self Driving Car Test by Google - youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
    Apollo Saturn V Launch by Spacecraft Films - vimeo.com/4366695
    Space X Launch of Falcon 9 - youtube.com/watch?v=4vkqBfv8OMM
    Dragon Capsule with ISS - youtube.com/watch?v=ccNJDwJNngQ
    “Dublin’s People” by Phillip Bloom - vimeo.com/6475938
    Permission to use footage received when possible.

    I was not paid to create this video, I did this out of my passion to create and inspire. If your footage was used in this film and you were not contacted, please reach out to me with any concerns or extra credit requests.

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