Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Associate Producer: Katie Young
Music by: Tyler Walker
Camera: Sarah Harrison, Eric Laplante, Christine Ng, Spencer Thielmann
GoPro Photography: Ilya Smelansky
Still Photography: Arin Sang-urai (photo credit for every photo on this page)
Sound Mixer: Ken Barbera
Edited by: Ilya Smelansky
Production Assistants: Connor Curfman, Chris Jobson, Jason Kasman, Spencer Lindenman, Alex Shifman, Michael Tannenbaum, Alex Romanski
Hair & Makeup: Sasha Grossman
Wardrobe: Gabriella Moses
Ken Beck, Ryan Connors, John Timothy, Timmy Wood, “Hudson”
For our latest mission, we staged a pirate invasion on the Central Park Lake, converting a rowboat rental into a pirate ship. Actors dressed as pirates from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction set sail on the lake, searching for the keys to their treasure chest. The pirates interrogated the New Yorkers and tourists on other rowboats and by the shore, much to their delight.
Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
From Left: Ryan Conners, John Timothy, Timmy Wood, Ken Beck
One of Improv Everywhere’s very first missions, waaaay back in 2002, took place on the Central Park Lake. We set up an offshore gambling ring on one of the rowboats. It was fun to return to the lake 12 years later to stage something new. It’s one of the best spots in all of NYC.
Full set of photos from photographer Arin Sang-urai
Soundtrack by Tyler Walker: