MICHAEL FRANTI “11:59 DOCUMENTARY FILM & MUSIC VIDEO
John Roderick of Neu Productions recently answered the call to work with musician, poet and social activist Michael Franti on a new documentary film and music video titled “11:59”. The film shines light on four incredible individuals who are all facing some of the world’s most urgent issues from the global economic crisis, climate change, poverty, war and disease. His powerful lyrics, “It’s 11:59 and :59 clicks, the whole world’s burning but the clock just ticks”, addresses the human issue of what needs to change in the world NOW and how do we change it? With powerful interviews from difference makers throughout the world, Franti explores ideas and questions that inspire viewers to make decisions in their own lives that will help to shape the future of our planet. “One love, one blood, one heart, one soul…” Lyrics that shout, we’re all connected and together we must create change in this critical time, 11:59.
Reinforcing the film is the “11:59” music video featuring London based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sonna Rele. Director of Photography John Roderick framed shots that would visually connect to the powerful words from the songs global massage. Filmed on locations supporting the documentary film in San Francisco, California, Bali Indonesia, Flores Island, Indonesia and Tacloban, Philippines by Neu Productions, an culture, action, lifestyle and adventure sports film production company based in Denver, Colorado.
Directed By: Michael Franti
Director Of Photography: John Roderick of Neu Productions
Film & Music Video Editor: John Roderick of Neu Productions
Produced by: Michael Franti, Catherine Enny/Guerilla Management
Production Assistants: Leah Dawson, Blythe Nelson
Assistant Producer: Sara Agah Franti