Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Editor: Denis Cardineau
Director of Photography: Ilya Smelansky
Camera: Myo Campbell, Denis Cardineau, Caleb Heller, Kris Knight, Taylor Pow
Sound: Ken Barbera
Photography: Ari Scott (photo credit for all photos on this page.)
Props and Costumes: Aleks Arcabascio
Production Assistants: Cody Lindquist, Michael Tannenbaum
Equipment Provided by: MatrixEyewear.com
Neo: Winston Noel
For our latest mission we sent Neo from the Matrix into Macy’s in New York City to shop for a new “man dress.” As Neo talked to a confused sales associate in the mens suits department, over 30 “Agent Smith” clones suddenly appeared, pouring out of elevators and escalators surrounding the area. An entirely unauthorized slow motion battle ensued, similar to the famous fight scene in The Matrix Reloaded. It’s the Matrix sequel you’ve always wanted: Macy’s Reloaded.
This project is part of our new series, Movies in Real Life. Every Tuesday, we’re releasing a new video that brings an iconic movie moment to life in the real world.
Here’s some behind-the-scenes footage of our rehearsal:
Enjoy the videos first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos below.
Agent Andrew Soltys puts dye in Agent Winston Noel’s hair
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 Ari Scott.
Listen to the track by Tyler Walker: