Immigrants just released from detention centers spend their first night in Oakland at a motel, paid through the charity of a local pastor. For one night of respite, they rest, reflect, and prepare for the next phase of their journey. Synopsis: Through a vast communication network, Pastor Gomez is notified when someone from his community is being released from detention and has nowhere to stay. Through his work at a local motel, Pastor Gomez rents a room for the migrants to have at least one night of rest before continuing in their transition. On that night, migrants willing to be filmed share their stories. Screenings and Recognitions: Student Academy Award Semifinalist IDA David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award, Nominee, 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Mini Doc competition, 2018 (WORLD PREMIERE) Glass City Film Festival, 2018 AFI Docs, 2018 San Francisco DocFest, 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2018 DocuWest Film Festival, 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival, 2018 Oaxaca Film Festival - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE New Orleans Film Festival, 2018 Dumbo Film Festival, 2018 Indie and Foreign Film Festival, 2018 We Are All Others, International Short Film Festival of Social Diversity, 2018 Filmmaker Alliance’s Visionfest 2018 - Celebrating Emerging Female Filmmakers NewFilmmakers Los Angeles DocuSlate, 2018 Latino Film Market, 2018 Credits: Directed, produced, and edited by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz Sound Leonor Zúniga Gutiérrez Chris Ward Cheng Zhang Additional Camera Chris Ward Technical Assistance Paul Meyers and Mark Urbanek Composer Matthew Fishel Sound Mix Dan Olmsted Colorist Mark Stern Faculty Advisors Srdan Keca, Jan Krawitz, Jamie Meltzer Produced in the Documentary Film and Video M.F.A., Stanford University Documentary – 11 minutes and 11 seconds – HD – 2017 – USA – Spanish with English Subtitles
"They had forgotten that the earth was their mother" - Black Elk wolakota (pron: woh - lah - koh - dah) means the Lakota people’s sacred way of life. It stands for peace, harmony, good relationship and respect between human beings and all forms of life. A film by Wanbli Omani and Tim Sessler. Shot on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, at Devils Tower, WY and in NYC. Featuring the voice of Jim Miller. To read more about the process: _______________________________________ Director and Cinematographer: Tim Sessler || Edit: J.P. Damboragian || Music Bethan Kellough, Songs: 'Vision' and 'Low from the album 'Aven' || Color: Kath Raisch at CO3 || SFX: Defacto || Production: Tim Sessler Gear Support: Brooklyn Aerials & Already Alive Pine Ridge Unit: Drone Camera Operator and Assistant: Ike 'Wanbli Omani' Miller Additional Assistant: Vic Shoulders NYC Portraits: 1st AC: Drew English // 2nd AC: Stephan Hawk NYC Aerials: Helicopter and Shotover Support: Gotham Film Works Aerial DP and Operator: Tim Sessler Pilot: Steve Masi Shotover Tech: Mike Isler and Jose Montanez ________________________________________ Special thanks to Silas Hagerty, Brandon Bray and Autumn Kay Brookmire for always believing in this project and pushing it forward. All the gratitude goes out to everybody that put their time and energy into making this piece, especially the people and riders of Pine Ridge and all people that shared their wisdom with us. Ike, Jim and Alberta Miller, Vic Shoulders, Janessa Garnette, Jaylin Garnette, Jada Good Crow, Ed Star, Trevon Spotted Eagle, Alden Steele, John Yellow Boy, Travis Red Owl Jr, Janessa Quick Bear Weldon Spotted Eagle, Tyler Bull Bear, Connie Tibbits, Travis Red Owl, Marlon Iron Crow, Maria Red Owl, Bamm Brewer, Ilene Janis, Jay, Jamie and Jeffrey Shoulders and Guss Yellowhair. And last but not least thanks to everybody that made this project possible on the back-end: Bethan Kellough, Touch33, Mike Harding, Jake Oleson, Michael Marantz and Already Alive, Company3, Tabb Firchau and Freefly Systems, Jarred Land and RED as well as Kippertie.
Natalie Labarre, Hornet's own 2D staff animator, directed this powerfully moving and relevant film in collaboration with the 'me too' movement and the Deutsch agency. This film was one of four PSAs released by the #MeToo movement, created by Tarana Burke in 2006 to support survivors and end sexual violence. Through the message “We hear you. We see you. We believe you.,” the PSAs aim to rally survivors and supporters together in the fight to end sexual violence through testimonies from Terry Crews, Emily Waters, Daniela Contreras and an anonymous survivor. Narrated by the actual survivors, the piece that Hornet created was Daniela Contreras' painful and courageous story, brought to life through animation that illustrates the emotional journey from pain to healing to ultimately finding a purpose.  The PSAs debuted privately at the “The Inn House" in partnership with HBO at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Title: Daniela  Production Co: Hornet Director: Natalie LaBarre Executive Producer: Hana Shimizu Head of Production: Sang-Jin Bae Development Producer: Kristin Labriola Senior Producer: Cathy Kwan Editor: Stephanie Andreou Production Coordinator: Riley Spencer   Storyboard Artist: Natalie LaBarre Designers: Natalie LaBarre, Sami Healy, Sara Litzenberger  Lead Compositor: Mike Luzzi  Animators: Angela De Vito, Natalie LaBarre, Samantha Healy, Sara Litzenberger Animation Interns: Andres Padilla, Ella Dobson, Kathleen Gleeson, Seongjin Yoon Compositor: Ted Wiggin Client: Girls for Gender Equity Founder/Chief Strategist (Girls for Gender Equity): Tarana Burke  Managing Partner, Communication + Engagement (Blackbird): Mervyn Marcano  Project Director (‘me too’ Movement): Cali Green  Executives:  CEO, North America: Mike Sheldon President, Los Angeles: Kim Getty  Agency: Deutsch  Creative: Chief Creative Officer, North America: Pete Favat EVP, Executive Creative Director + Art Director: Jorge Calleja EVP, Head of Design: Adhemas Batista  Creative Director: Carmen Love  Art Director:Katie Dittman Account Planning: Head of Strategy: Kelsey Hodgkin Digital/Social Strategist:Chelsea Curry   Production SVP, Executive Producer: Margaret Nickerson SVP, Executive Producer: Mary Ellen Duggan Senior Producer: Jesse Pugh Ferguson   Business Affairs/Traffic: SVP, Director of Integrated Business Affairs:Abilino Guillermo  Senior Integrated Business Affairs: Saeyoung Kim Director or Broadcast Traffic: Carie Bonillo   Account Management: EVP, Group Account Director: Montse Barenna VP, Director of Experience: Acacia May  Account Supervisor: Nissa Gutierrez PR VP, Director of Communications: Mikaela Liboro PR Manager: Karina Brennan Audio Record / Mix: Steelhead  Audio Engineer:  Cayce Sylvester Managing Director: Ted Markovic Executive Producer: Adam Becht Audio Director: Terry Miglin Producer: Patrick Lewis 740 Sound Mixer: Chris Pinkston Executive Producer: Scott Ganary Producer: Jeff Martin Assistant Mixer: Will Pugh Lime Studios Mix Engineer- Tom Paolantonio, Matt Miller,  Assistant Mixer - Lisa Mermelstein Executive Producer - Susie Boyajan  Producer: Kayla Phungglan
Japan is by the definition the blend of ancient traditions with advanced technologies but while this might sound as an insuperable contrast, the fast-paced life of Tokyo with this shiny neon sci-fi style lights combined with the enchanted and mysterious landscapes of Wakayama where temples and nature live together in harmony make this a country that everybody look with admiration. Let this video inspire you to discover and go beyond the standard Japanese itinerary because every corner of this land is worthy of celebration. By Oliver Astrologo | Original score "Neons & Sakuras (Alternate Version)" performed by Max LL | the title "Neons & Sakuras" was inspired by the book by Alice Michaud-Lapointe & Ginette Michaud. 1st Assistant Camera Simone Sampó Locations featured in this video Tokyo, Hakone, Higashiizu, Kyoto, Hongu, Osaka, Nachikatsuura and Shingū, Mount Fuji See more photos on my Instagram account: Watch my other films: Finland: Myanmar: Catalunya: Cuba: Venezia: Lanzarote: Reverie of Vietnam: Roma: Moments of Puglia: Mexico: Malta: Special thanks Everyone who helped in the making of this video. Geek Stuff I have received so many messages asking for details on how I produce my videos. I put down this short piece: this explains few techniques I have been using and includes a list of equipment. Don't hesitate to write to me if you need further details or have any recommendation. Gear (Find a comprensive list of my equipment here: Sony A7R3 4K 25p PP7 (Exposed in S-Log2) DJI Mavic Pro/Zoom 2 4K 25p (Exposed in D-Log) - Used with permission, always fly safe! Lenses I have used in this video Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Editing & Color Correction using DaVinci Resolve with custom made LUTs ** Important ** All footage, music and sounds effects are rights reserved. Please only use and share this embed code of the original video. Third party downloads and distribution is not permitted. If you are interested in buying footage or any inquiry please contact: ****************************************************** Find me on: Instagram: Twitter Facebook *******************************************************
“Making this film was a very personal endeavor for me. My grandparents come from a long line of Choctaw ancestry, that walked the sorrowful Trail of Tears as they relocated to Oklahoma. The film was inspired by a story my grandmother used to tell me growing up. I wanted to share this story about my ancestors that gave them the beauty and mystery that I love to find in cinema. The film digs into a realm of mysticism and its unique connection with nature and the cosmos. Its strong perspective creates an otherworldly quality that shifts the ordinary. It presents a story that honors Native American tradition/wisdom with optimism and mystery. This is a film for indigenous people, but also for others to see and learn a new side of American Indian history that is not riddled with pain, violence or tragedy. This is a story about overcoming fear with courage. A story about exiting the youth to find power within the Beyond to start the next chapter of life.” - Writer/Director, Evan Spencer Brace _______________________________________ ELDER - Charles Robinson BOY - Dante Bull Shields Writer, Director, Producer, Editor - Evan Spencer Brace Director of Photography, Title Designer - Allen Laseter ( Visual Effects - Morgan Beringer ( Score and Sound Design - Nate Fleming Casting Director - Tara Yazzi Associate Producer - Brennan Eagleton Assistant Director - Amber Wilkinson 1st AC/Gaffer - Jake Macpherson 2nd AC - Jeremy Bolden Location Manager - Mary Slinger Colorist - Jimmy Cadenas Crane Operator - Tim Smith DIT - Jayson Wall Additional Sound Design - Morgan Bringer Grips - Christin Sites, Eduardo Carrillo, Sergio Ramos and Jourdan Lees Assistant Art Director - Dejane Anderson Storyboard Artist - David Anderson Make up - Jessi Baker, Elizibeth Goans Props - Paul W. Kneedler and Dode Bender