We set up a fake press conference set on 5th Avenue on the steps of the New York Public Library. Watch what happens when random people approach it.
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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker
For our latest mission, we set up a fake press conference set on the steps of the New York Public Library. When random tourists approached it to pose for photos, a mob of reporters ran up and surprised them with an impromptu press conference.
Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
Now that everyone has a smart phone in their pocket, anything out of the ordinary in public space becomes an Instagram opportunity. With this project the goal was to bait people into posing for a photo and then surprise them with much more than they thought they signed up for. You can approach our microphones and pose for a photo, but if you do, you’re going to have to answer some questions.
Production photos from photographer Andrew Bisdale: Mission Photos
Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Executive Producers: Charlie Todd, Andrew Soltys, Alan Aisenberg, Juan Cocuy, Justin Ayers
Produced by: Andrew Soltys, Aleks Arcabascio, Justin Ayers
Co-Producer: Isabel Lopez
Director of Photography: Justin Ayers
Camera Operators: Chloe Smolkin, Christian Mortensen, Jon Simmons, Spencer Thielmann
Hidden Camera Technician: Zach Rockenstyre
Camera Assistant: Kate Montgomery
Camera PA: Mark Satin
Still Photography: Andy Bisdale
Sound Mixer: Harris Karlin
A2: Nick Mastorakis
Wardrobe/Props: Zelda Vyssotsky
Production Assistant: Chris Kelly, Cameron Mitchell, Tyler Orr, Kenzie Woodrow, Nick Silva, Marquis Powell, Alex Tymchak, Jason Kasman
Editor: Matt Braunsdorf
DIT: Ryan Connors
Music: Tyler Walker
Actors: Zach Linder (spokesperson); Mario Svirsky (secret service); Press Corps: Jeffrey Kornberg, Ryan Haney, Keisha Zollar, Jane Stolar, Kevin Hines, Johnathan Fernandez, Will Choy, Mark Levy, Candice Opperman, Tina Cheng, Sean Taylor, Christen Currie, Hal Phillips, David Neal, Alex Nagler, Zachary Kanfer, Ebony Hollingsworth, Briana Holtzman, Dave Eng, Laura Rucker
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