I Love Mountains Day: Film Screening of #whilewewatch
Join us for I Love Mountains Day
is the gripping portrait of the #OccupyWallSt media revolution. Citizens came together at Zuccotti Park with energy, intelligence and guts to impassion their message,
"We are the 99%."
#whilewewatch discovers the #OWS media team who had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging main stream media to tell their story.
Through rain, snow, grueling days, sleeping on concrete; they pumped out exhilarating ideas to the world. Fueled with little money, they relied on the power of Twitter, texting, Wi-Fi, posters, Tumblr, live streams, YouTube, Facebook, dramatic marches, drumbeats and chants.
Director Kevin Breslin's recent documentary "Living for 32" is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragic gun shooting massacre which occurred on the Virginia Tech campus, April 16th, 2007. "Living for 32", Colin shares with Mr. Breslin his intimate account of terror he and his classmates endured and the courageous journey of renewal and hope he chose to pursue. The film was shortlisted for an academy award in 2011. It is a Showtime film and BBC film internationally.
Kevin's first short film, "A Smile Gone, but Where?" was shown at film festivals throughout the world. It premiered on the Oxygen Network along with Breslin's second short film, "Women of Rockaway", which won the 2003 Gracie Allen Award for best TV documentary. Other television credits include Heartbreakers, an Oxygen exclusive television show. Kevin co-created as well as directed and produced a series of PSA's for the "Made in New York" campaign, for which he won a New York City Film and Television Award in 2007. The PSA's featured Will Smith, Debra Messing, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Ed Burns, and Rachel Ray.
Other recent works include an "Exclusive XMen3 Confessional" with director Brett Ratner for Mercedes, a featurette for The Boys' and Girls' Club of America featuring President Bill Clinton.
Current commercials Kevin has directed include the Chevy Silverado "This is Our Country" campaign, PGA, IBM, The Seminole Hard Rock brand, Guinness and the Brady Anti-Gun Campaign. Kevin also directed and co-directed the Sprint campaign featuring Sprint CEO Dan Hesse that was shot throughout New York City, presenting the city in stunning black-and-white cinematography.
Current documentaries include "The Other Side of the Street", a story about the life of Jimmy Breslin and newspapers in New York City. "New York Vertical" with award acclaimed German photographer Horst Hamann, based on his book of the same title. Kevin just completed " Always The Children." An educational film highlighting the skills of a great educator and humanitarian, Richard Soghoian at Columbia Grammar School. in New York.
Kevin's work as a director has proven that he is as comfortable shooting real people as he is actors. He is currently in pre-production on a feature film, "The Teddy Bear Habit", based on the award-winning children's book
We will be joined by activists of the Occupy Wall Street movement, including:
Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His live coverage has been featured by news outlets such as Reuters, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera English. Pool engages viewers as participants by combining first hand reporting and commentary via live video stream and chat, allowing the viewing public to join in the action by directly asking questions, which he responds to while reporting live.
Justin Wedes is a member of the Occupy Wall Street media collective. He harnesses social media to tell the stories of the global #Occupy movement and fight for a more equitable, just world.
Haywood Carey is a member of Occupy Wall Street's Finance and Press Working Groups. Haywood came to #OWS after a decade in electoral politics and labor organizing.
Pete Dutro is a member of Occupy Wall Street's Finance Working Group.
Brendan Burke is an artist, activist and Occupier from new york city. He represents the De-Escalation security team for Occupy Wall Street.