Gap Kids “It Takes a Village”

“It Takes a Village” is a short documentary paying tribute to the community leaders that are dressing our kids with kindness, confidence, creativity and character. The film features Jasmyn Wright, Andres Gonzalez, Sasha Sicurella and R.J. Palacio. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s about extending the idea of “dressing” beyond clothing to the traits and behaviors that will lead to kids’ success. It’s about preparing kids to advance their passions by giving them the confidence, encouragement, and support they need to go forward, and it’s about calling out some amazing parents, teachers and mentors who take the time every day to dress kids with courage, kindness and possibility.

Third grade Philadelphia teacher Jasmyn Wright believes her students can be anything that they put their minds to and uses mantras to help build their confidence and equip them with the skills to approach any challenge with a positive mindset.

Meditation mentor Andres Gonzalez has been breathing love and self-awareness into underserved communities as co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore based nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children through yoga, mindfulness and self-care.

Art instructor Sasha Sicurella encourages self-expression through art as the founding director of the I AM: International Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works globally to provide opportunities for children to explore their identity through art and self portrait photography.

New York Times bestselling author R.J. Palacio tells the heartwarming story of Auggie Pullman in her book “Wonder,” a boy born with facial differences who can’t blend in because he was born to stand out, and teaches a classroom and community to move forward with kindness. Liongate’s film “Wonder” opens in theaters on November 17 featuring actor Jacob Trembley, who plays Auggie Pullman, Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts and Oscar® nominee Owen Wilson.

Client: Gap Kids
Director of Global Marketing: Lindsey Markus-Yosha
Senior Manager, Global Marketing Communications: Akane Takato
Product Specialist: Erik Gatsby
Product Specialist Assistant: Karo Brandi

Agency: Shebang Studio
Director of Global Marketing: Lindsey Yosha
Creative Director: Kristen Cahill
Agency Producer: Gisellah Harvey
Agency Producer: Kate Forlenza
Copywriter: Bryan Johnson

Production Company: Variable
Director: Steve Hoover
Supporting Director: Jonathan Bregel
Cinematographer: Tyson Vanskiver
Cinematographer: Katelin Arizmendi
Production Designer: Joe Sciacca
Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter
Head of Production: Alex Friedman
Producer: Paige Demarco
Line Producer: Amanda Scoblick
Production Supervisor: Craig Butta
Assistant Production Supervisor: Laura Bayless
Production Coordinator: Alex Haupt
Art Coordinator: Brad Burke
Set Decorator: Curtis Oliveira
Set Dresser: Anastasia Dudin
Location Manager: Thomas Ahern
Location Manager: Nicole Ahern
1st AC: Hunter Zimny
1st AC: Chevy Anderson
2nd AC: Easton Angle
DIT: Jeff Levine
Gaffer: Geoff Taylor
BB Electric: Ben Potter
Swing: Danny Valentine
Key Grip: Bryan Forcaster
BB Grip: Conor Stalvey
G&E Truck Driver: Conor O’Mara
VTR: Drew Cerria
Sound Mixer: Fred Helm
Sound Mixer: Matthew Curry
Script Supervisor: Kimberly Weeks
Wardrobe Stylist: Sarah Clary
Wardrobe Assistant: Daniela Gutmann
Wardrobe Assistant: Natasha Devereux
Tailor: Toni DeBuono
Groomer: Brent Lavett
Crafty: Lindsay Mace
Crafty Assistant: Ashley Leavens
PA: Brian Bowdler
PA (Wardrobe Truck): Raul Revelo
PA (Wardrobe Truck): Russ Chave
PA (Set): Pete Holevas
PA (Agency Van): Cha Deberry
PA (15 Pass – Crew): Dan Ogorzalek
Truck PA: Jamie Richard
PA (Set): Marcus Clarke

Nina Day Casting
Casting Director: Nina Day
Casting Assistant: Laura Houha

Post Production
Editorial: Consulate
Editor: Ryan McCally
Assistant Editor: Chinwe Chong
Editorial Executive Producer: Alan Lopez
Color: Consulate
Colorist: Gabriele Turchi
Sound Design/Mix: Sound Lounge
Sound Designer: Rob Sayers
Sound Executive Producer: Mike Gullo
Sound Senior Producer: Kate Albers
Original Score: Danny Bracken

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