11x HUMAN - A short film commissioned by AKOO.

It’s rare that a piece of advertising transcends its primary purpose and evolves into a much needed piece of social commentary, depicting and discussing the troubled times in which we live, and in so doing, provides essential nourishment for the mind. Commissioned by clothing label AKOO and directed by John Merizalde (no stranger to DN’s pages), 11x HUMAN holds a soul searching mirror up to the emotionally charged issues of racism, crime within the black community and the hot button topic of police brutality, leaving the viewer thinking long and hard well after the credits roll. DN asked Merizalde to guide us through the production process which resulted in one of the most powerful and timely pieces of filmmaking to hit the web this year.
Read more about the film here: directorsnotes.com
Directed By John Merizalde
Cinematography by Kristian Zuñiga
Narrated by Michael “Killer Mike” Render
Executive Producers: Tip "T.I." Harris, Jason Geter, Ralph Reynolds, Sabai Burnett and David Kwon Kim
Producers: David Kwon Kim and Brandon Smith
Production Managers: Grey Clawson and Garrett Coyte
First Assistant Camera: Daniel Guadalupe
B-Camera Operator: Erin Murray
Steadicam Operator: Mark Sunderland
Gaffer: Alex Allgood
Key Grip: Austin English
Art Director: Addie Babcock
Hair & Makeup: Desi Davis
Wardrobe Stylist: Kellye Barnes
Production Assistant: Jae Desouza
Production Assistant: Courtney Wallace
Editor: Andrew Litten
Composer: Patrick Canaday
Additional Music: NEVR and Watermark High
Sound Design: Matt Dunaway
Color: David Torcivia
Special Thanks
ATL Bike Life
Blue Flame Lounge
Cascade Family Skating
Columbus Ward and the Rick McDevitt Youth Center
HD Planet Cameras
Jeremy Miller
Kirsten Daniel
Matt Swinsky

Pro 8mm
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