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April 11, 2013 9:36 AM
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Project of the Day: 'Who We Were and Where We Lived'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Who We Were and Where We Lived"

Tweetable Logline:

For twelve-year-old Pip, it's time to make a history that is all his own.

Elevator Pitch:

"Who We Were and Where We Lived" is a short film set in the childhood imagination of Pip, a young boy living in the heart of Brooklyn. Pip romanticizes history, longing to live in another era, where--in his eyes--things were perfect and exciting, and big historic moments were made.

With the arrival of his twelfth birthday, Pip is forced to give up his fantasies of the past, come to terms with the reality of his own circumstances, and learn to appreciate the present day.

Pip must find a way to make his own history, rather than live in someone else's.


Production Team:

Written, Directed and Production Designed by James Bartol (

Produced by Tess Antonellis, Christina Tellez, and Mirsada Abdool Raman
Cinematography by Peter Steusloff (
Assistant Director: Mohammad Tavakoli
Line Producer: Brenda Lopez

About the Production:

"Much like Pip, we can so easily fall in love with the past. To romanticize the days of yesteryear and the people and places that have already been.

"But there comes a time when we must stop, open our eyes, and take a look at what's right in front of us. Right here and right now. To live in the the world before us, rather than the world behind us.

"This film explores this journey. Discovering that history is better lived, than looked back upon, and that in order to honor history, we must write one of our own." -- James Bartol

Current Status:


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  • Abdullah E. Ayub | May 10, 2013 4:14 PMReply

    Nice concept. Sounds great, would like to watch it.

  • assad mauritius | May 10, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    Who were where we lived - sounds great

  • farkhanda hassan | May 10, 2013 2:34 PMReply

    I will want to watch this movie.

  • Dr Shoaib Sobani | May 10, 2013 2:06 PMReply

    This will be a brilliant production.
    Would love to watch it. Marvelous effort.

  • Sajida | May 10, 2013 12:23 PMReply

    Would love to see the movie and best wishes

  • Saadia Sohail | May 10, 2013 2:54 AMReply

    A very interesting and different concept, would love to watch it InshAllah.

  • S Ara | May 10, 2013 1:56 AMReply

    Brilliant ... Well done Mirsada

  • Sareer | May 10, 2013 1:50 AMReply

    Looks like a great concept, looking forward to see it.

  • Ijaz Ahmad | May 10, 2013 1:00 AMReply

    Looks like a great movie; taking us to our past, connecting to present and leading to future course correction. We were more human in the past living on thisplanet eart but slowly and gradually have tranformed into robots. Perhaps this movie will take us back to our origion.

  • Aaysha | May 10, 2013 12:55 AMReply

    Cant' wait to see the full movie - great idea

  • Dr. M. Triq Iqbal | May 10, 2013 12:54 AMReply

    A beautiful capture - would love to see it "once" again

  • Jared Beh | May 9, 2013 8:14 PMReply

    Should be good.

  • Maria Lib | May 9, 2013 3:37 PMReply

    This is going to be a great movie! James Bartol will be a big name some day!

  • Devika Patel | April 11, 2013 7:02 PMReply

    This looks like an amazing movie! I cant wait to follow its progress and hopefully watch it in the future!! Keep up the amazing work (and shout out to Mirsada!)