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Project of the Day: ‘Who We Were and Where We Lived’

Project of the Day: 'Who We Were and Where We Lived'

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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 (https://vimeo.com/jamesbartol)

Produced by Tess Antonellis, Christina Tellez, and Mirsada Abdool Raman
Cinematography by Peter Steusloff (https://vimeo.com/36735695)
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

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