Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Music: Tyler Walker
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Editor: Denis Cardineau
Camera: Myo Campbell, Denis Cardineau, Keith Haskel, Kris Knight, Ilya Smelansky
Sound: Ken Barbera
Photography: Arin Sang-urai (photo credit for all photos on this page.)
Production Assistants: Ryan Creamer, Juan Cocuy, Kelley Dunlap, Peter Kelly, Cody Lindquist, Michael Tannenbaum
Rocky: Dan Black
For our latest mission we traveled to Philadelphia to recreate Rocky’s epic run in real life. The video takes inspiration from the training montages in both Rocky and Rocky II, and the final sequence includes a mob of 100 kids between the ages of 8 and 15 running with Rocky up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This project is the first in our new series, Movies in Real Life. Every Tuesday this fall, we’re releasing a new video that brings an iconic movie moment to life in the real world. The series is created in the style of our 2010 Star Wars and Ghostbusters videos.
In our Mission Report video, Rocky visits a meat locker and checks out his own statue:
Enjoy the videos first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos below. Check back Friday for a behind-the-scenes video and Tuesday for a new installment of Movies In Real Life.
We had a super fun day in Philadelphia. Everyone we ran by laughed and smiled and seemed to enjoy the spectacle. At the end of the day we all enjoyed some cheesesteaks at Pat’s. Sorry Geno’s, but your use of the term “freedom fries” is a turn off.
Come back next Tuesday for the next installment of Movies in Real Life. Sign up for our email list or subscribe on YouTube to be notified when the next one is posted!
Watch the full series– all 13 episodes in one playlist:
– Episode 1: Rocky In Real Life
– Episode 2: Indiana Jones In Real Life
– Episode 3: Lord of the Rings In Real Life
– Episode 4: The Matrix In Real Life
– Episode 5: Back to the Future In Real Life
– Episode 6: Jurassic Park In Real Life
– Episode 7: When Harry Met Sally In Real Life
– Episode 8: Harry Potter In Real Life
– Episode 9: Spartacus In Real Life
– Episode 10: A Christmas Story In Real Life
Full set of photos from photographer Arin Sang-urai: Photo Gallery
Listen to the track by Tyler Walker: