The new short film, which was shot in one day, features an eclectic mix of talent from the worlds of cinematography, music, choreography, dance, and film. Alongside Elgort and Mara, rag & bone tapped eight members of the American Ballet Theater, three HipLet Ballerinas, YouTube sensation Kandi Reign, and three members of Bulletrun Parkour.
Benjamin Millepied co-directed the new rag & bone Films production alongside Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington as well as celebrated cinematographer Darius Khondji to explore the medium of film while shifting perspectives for the viewer.
The track overlay, produced exclusively for rag & bone by Thom Yorke creates a feeling of friction, which is paralleled by the movement of the cast of characters.
Khondji worked closely with camera rig veteran, Tony Hill to deliver a film which seamlessly choreographs not only the dancers and actors featured, but also the cameras used.
Co-Directors: Benjamin Millepied, Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington
Director of Photography: Darius Khondji
Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Music: Thom Yorke
Shane “Sage” Samuels
Donielle “D Bigga Swindles” Cheatham
Kareem “Reaper” Small
Executive Producer: Marcus Wainwright
Executive Creative Producer: Marissa Kraxberger
Producers: Candice Hernstad, Garrett Fennelly and Taryn Nagle
Editor: Will Towne at Modern Post
Color: Tim Masick at Co3
Music Director: Kris Bones
1st Assistant Director: Brennan Brooks
2nd Assistant Director: Antonio Dunston
Concept: Aaron Duffy
Creative Partner: SpecialGuest (Aaron Duffy, Cedric Gairard, Tazri Afrin, Eddy Choi, Lauren Moroz, and Danielle Duclos)
Rig Master: Tony Hill
Production company: 1stAveMachine
Shot on location at Greenpoint Terminal, Brooklyn NY
Special Thanks to:
Peter Hess at CAA
Katie Krell Slater at WME
Thomas Marquardt at ICM
Christopher D. Macdougall
American Ballet Theater
Cheryl Taylor AT CMDC School
Nadia Lesy at Bullettrun
Emma Polgar at Hand & AssOciates