Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Executive Producers: Charlie Todd, Andrew Soltys, Alan Aisenberg, Juan Cocuy, Justin Ayers
Co-Producer: Isabel Lopez
Associate Producer: Dave Szarejko
Director of Photography: Justin Ayers
Camera Operators: Mike Doyle, Christian Mortensen, Chloe Smolkin, Spencer Thielmann
Camera Assistant: Erin Trout
Still Photography: Arin Sang-urai
Sound Mixer: Harris Karlin
A2: Dylan Goodwin
Production Assistant: Chris Jobson, Mariah Wilson, Kendall Payne, Wes Ortiz, Tucker Markus, Tyler Orr
Editor: Matt Braunsdorf
Parade Leader: Anna Callegari
Marching Band: Patriot Brass Ensemble
Trumpet: Andrew Kemp, Cody Rowlands, Max Boiko
Mellophone/Band Leader: Steven Behnke
Tenor Trombone: Nicholas Grinder, Karl Lyden, Timothy James Robinson
Bass Trombone: Simon Wood
Sousaphone: Bradley Madsen, James Rogers
Percussion: Matthew Hurley, Thomas Jorgensen
Parade Participants: Alex Jaloza, Franco Martinez, Isra Elsalihie, Kate Maloy, Nathan Oesterle, Noriko Sato, Onyi Okoli, Saaya Miyazaki, Timothy Oriani, Tommy Sturges, Yaribel Castillo, Trinidad Montalva, Nicolai Kabana, Sindy Belle, Cody Knox, Lauren Kneteman, Bria Murphy, Christopher Augustin, Roxanna Sheidaie, Jen Chen
For our latest mission, a woman in a marching band uniform stands on the sidewalk with a sign that reads “Parade Leader Wanted.” When a stranger agrees to help out, a huge parade led by a marching band emerges from around the corner and follows him wherever he goes. The band plays “Jingle Bells” and is followed by a cast of characters that includes two yetis, Frosty the Snowman, and two guys holding giant flags that read “Random Parade.”
This mission was made possible by CaringCrowd, a crowd-funding platform where people come together to fund global health projects.
Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
Here’s a photo we spotted on Instagram taken by someone from their office.
It was a super fun day, and everyone we met was awesome. Thanks to all of our parade leaders!
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