“We Cause Scenes” Now Streaming on Netflix


“We Cause Scenes,” the feature-length documentary about Improv Everywhere, is now streaming on Netflix. Watch it tonight! And please, even if you’re already seen it, help us out by adding it to your queue and rating it 5 stars. Help spread the word! We want as many people as possible to watch our story.

Watch the film on Netflix

The film is only on Netflix in the US, Canada, and UK at the moment; if you live outside of those countries or aren’t a Netflix member, you can still download the film for $5 on wecausescenes.com.

If you’ve arrived here because you’ve just seen the film, welcome! All of the projects featured in the film are on our missions page. The best way to stay in touch with us is to join our email list. We only send out emails when we have a new video out or need participants for an upcoming event.

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Save The Date – Black Tie Beach 2014

Black Tie Beach 2013

The 5th Annual Black Tie Beach will take place on Sunday, August 17 at 2:00 PM at a New York City-area beach.

We will announce the exact meeting point on Thursday, August 14. It will be accessible by subway. For now, save the date. You can RSVP on Facebook. See participation details below.

In years past, people have organized regional Black Tie Beach events at beaches and other bodies of water around the world. If you plan to organize a regional event this year, let us know in the comments.

Participation details:

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Slow Mo Home Depot (Remastered)

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Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd / Editor Ilya Smelansky / Music: Tyler Walker

225 people shop in slow motion in a Manhattan Home Depot for five minutes and then freeze in place for five minutes, surprising and delighting the employees and customers in the store.

This is a newly remastered video of our classic 2006 project containing new footage and drastically improved video quality. Slow Mo Home Depot was the first time Improv Everywhere staged a “freeze in place” mission, and it served as the inspiration for Frozen Grand Central the following year.

Shot by: Matt Adams, George Gross, Chris Kula, Tommy Lanoie, Lauren Reeves, Jamey Shafer, Ptolemy Slocum, Charlie Todd
Photography: Chad Nicholson, Nicky Pallas

This 2006 mission is the fifth in a series of remastered videos we are producing from our archives. We are going through our original tapes and updating old classics with higher quality video and audio, as well as adding additional never-before-seen footage. Due to file size restrictions in the early days of YouTube, many of these videos have only been seen in extremely low 240p quality. The remastered Slow Mo Home Depot video dramatically improves the video quality and removes the previously used copyrighted music, allowing the video to be seen in some countries for the first time. The original mission report is still online for your reading pleasure.

Look for more remastered videos in the future, and stay tuned for our regular schedule of brand new missions throughout the year.

slow mo home depot crowd

home depot slow motion shopping prank

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The Mannequin Mob

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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker

For our latest mission, we surprised shoppers and employees at the 5th Avenue Gap in Manhattan by giving the store 40 extra mannequins. Performers entered the store wearing white Morphsuits under Gap-style clothing. At the exact same second they zipped up their suits and froze in place next to the store’s actual mannequins. Customers and employees laughed and took photos of the performance, but Gap security reacted by dialing 911. The police arrived and handcuffed many performers, but after assessing the situation, everyone was allowed to leave the store.

Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

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Spider-Man In Real Life – Update!

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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker

[Watch the video first and then read the spoilers below]

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