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Andre Bato creates a metaphorical piece on the act of creation. In the short we see our subject struggling in his process but its the act of letting go of all the pain and tension of the past, that will ultimately set him free.

Production Details & Description

A metaphorical tale of a man’s struggle in letting go of his past in order to feel completely free – we find our protagonist, portrayed by Desmond Richardson, stuck in a limbo-like cycle while attempting to achieve a breakthrough. This tale is a metaphor of the creative process and the struggle one goes through as an artist, while searching for an idea.

Filmed in New York
Director: Andre Bato
Choreographer: Jacob Jonas
Featuring: Desmond Richardson
Composers: Steve Hackman, Dave Koz
Saxophone: Dave Koz
Cinematographer: Arseni Khachaturan
Mixed by Matt Hennessy
Stylist: Tracey Nicholson
Head of Post Production: Nicky Keros
Executive Producer: Maximilian Kurzweil
Editor: Andre Bato
Grade: Joseph Bicknell – Company 3
Visual Effects: Tyler Givens
Title Design: Jordan Marks
1st Assistant Camera : Davide Sorasio
Drone Op: Tim Sessler
Movi Op: Ryan Hamelin, Erin Trout
Gaffer: Sam Dahman
Photographer: Drew Korn
Production Assistant: Nabil Elbehri, Vincent Manginelli, Grizzly Bocourt
Production: Andre Bato Corp
Special Thanks To Arri, The Whitetail, Archie Lee Coates IV, Anthony Bryant, Alexander Hammer

Jacob Jonas The Company
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Mathieu Wothke
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker

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