Director Gerrad Wilson teams with Ian Eastwood, who pairs his silent physicality with the poetic fury of Royce Mann’s spoken word poem, “All Lives Matter, But…”, and Choreographer Tessandra Chavez who combines contemporary dance, to Wilson’s moving visuals, and Andra Day’s anthem, “Rise Up” to create a singular and moving work of art.
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In times of turmoil, we look to art to help express our deepest seeded emotions amidst uncertainty. In this two part special edition of Artist Request, our artists combine the righteous indignation of Royce Mann’s moving spoken word poem, “All Lives Matter, But…” and Andra Day’s empowering anthem “Rise Up” with the language of dance to share the greater message that we must all “rise up together” rather than stand apart. It is a message of unity. A message of shared strength. A statement that #BlackLivesMatter and that the struggle does not belong to one group alone, but the burden rests on all our shoulders.
Q: What is this?
A: ARTIST REQUEST merges music artists with industry leading choreographers and dancers to create videos that captivate the new generation of music fans. This episode of ARTIST REQUEST was directed by Gerrad Wilson, featuring Ian Eastwood, the poem “All Lives Matter, But...” by Royce Mann, Choreography by Tessandra Chavez, and the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day.
-CONNECT WITH IAN EASTWOOD-
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/use...
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ian_eas...
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/i...
Website - http://www.ian-eastwood.com/
-CONNECT WITH ROYCE MANN-
-CONNECT WITH TESSANDRA CHAVEZ-
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Tessand...
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/t...
Website - http://tessandrachavez.com/
-CONNECT WITH ANDRA DAY-
-CONNECT WITH MEGA MEDIA-
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/mega...
-CONNECT WITH DANCEON-
-WHO DID THIS?-
Music: “All Lives Matter, But...” by Royce Mann
Music: “Rise Up” by Andra Day
Created by: Gerrad Wilson and Tessandra Chavez
Directed by: Gerrad Wilson
Executive Producer: Carly Casey
Choreography of Spoken Word: Ian Eastwood
Choreography of Rise Up: Tessandra Chavez
Director of Photography: Andrew Fairbank
Production Designer: Brandon Arii
Wardrobe Stylist: Ambrose Respicio
Grafitti Artist: Ian Eastwood
Arch Angel: DuJuan Smart Jr.
Mother: Ava Bernstine-Mitchell
Son: Richard "Lil Swagg" Curtis
Angry Man: Robert Green
Angel: Kaelynn "KK" Harris
Angel: Anthony Westlake
Angel: Marie Spieldenner
Angel: Kevin Frey
Angel: Elisa Soto
Angel: Zachary Venegas
Sound Designer/1st Assistant Camera: Eric Davis
2nd Assistant Camera: Sean Berger
Set Photographers: Jon Sams & Ashley Jackson
Gaffer: Jacob Abrams
Key Grip: Carlton Hudson
Best Boy Electric/Driver: Charles Cartwright
Best Boy Grip: Jedi Gomez
Production Manager: Shaena Nalani
Production Assistant: Rene Trevino
Production Assistant: Gia Maulbeck
Production Assistant: Ashley Jackson
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