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This Is Not The Time (Be A Human) 2019

Synopsis: 

"There is evil in this world. Children under the gun. Men and women turned to dirt. Be a human!" This is the time to help bring UNITY and peace to all Americans.

This very short film offers a moment in time that captures the energy in America during the 2016 Presidential election - and reflects the 2019 surge in protest. Poez, whom the New York Times called a “spoken-word pioneer”, calls for us to be humans and exercise our right to participate in society - to not give up even when we are feeling beaten. He calls for civil societies to embrace the exchange of dialogue, demonstrate tolerance for different view points, and support human and civil rights. Images of protest dance with his words to reflect the vivacious exchange of viewpoints on the streets in NYC during the election - and which have become increasingly important over the past two years. Filmed live on location at The Bitter End, NYC. This film has won 13 Independent film awards including Audience Choice, Best Music Score, Best Music Video, and has screened multiple times in NYC as well as Berlin, London and The Russian Federation.

This Is Not The Time is composed by Paul L. Mills aka Poez ©2008 by Paul L. Mills. This film is ©2019 by 2112 Productions.

The original seven-minute film has won 13 Independent film awards including Audience Choice, Best Music Score, Best Music Video, and has screened multiple times in NYC as well as Berlin, London and The Russian Federation.

 

Runtime: 
00:05:00

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Information for the Audience: 

I created the original version of this film after attending an Trump protest rally, a few days after I went to see Paul Mills aka Poez perform at The Bitter End in NYC. The emotions around town during the 2016 election were everywhere - on the street, in the clubs and coffee shops. I was so moved by the mood around town, I felt compelled to create a film and Poez's words in 'This Is Not The Time' was, to me, the perfect reflection of discourse -or lack thereof - taking place in NYC at the time. I have recently updated this film to reflect the recent  - and increasingly disturbing - rhetoric of coming from POTUS.

To our surprise, the original version has been screened all over the world and has won 13 Independent Film Awards.

Screenings / Awards: 

7:55 Version

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 
New York New Filmmakers @ The Historic Anthology
Film Archives
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO & BEST SCORE 
NYC Indie Film Awards
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO & BEST ORIGINAL SONG 
International Independent Film Awards
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO 
Hollywood Film Competition
This Is Not The Time

FINALIST & HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD 
Cinema New York City
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC FILM 
Maykop International Film Festival
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO 
Hollywood Sun Awards
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Mindfield Film Festival LA
This Is Not The Time

BEST MUSIC CLIP
White Nights Film Festival
This Is Not The Time

Directed by: 
Joeann Calabrese
Writing credits: 
Paul L. Mills -Composer
Cast: 
Paul L. Mills (Composer, Vocals, Keyboard), Paul Nowinski (Bass), William Galison (Harmonica), and Rick Shields (Violin).
Produced by: 
Joeann Calabrese
Music by: 
Paul L. Mills
Cinematography by: 
Joeann Calabrese
Film Editing by: 
Joeann Calabrese
Art Direction by: 
Release Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018
Official sites: 
http://www.2112productions.org
Total votes: 2330

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