Ray-Ban Courage Editorial

For their 2016 #ItTakesCourage campaign, we worked with Ray-Ban to develop editorial stories (documentaries, long form articles, photo essays and scripted short films), collaborating with our favorite emerging directors and musicians to bring them to life.

Fight Perfection

In the star-studded and comedically surreal narrative short ‘Oh Jerome, No,’ directors Alex Karpovsky (of HBO’s ‘Girls’) and Teddy Blanks bring us the story of a young man who learns to show his true self to the world, co-starring and scored by Natalie Prass.

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Director Tyler Mitchell delivers a reflective, character-driven documentary about ‘All-American Boyband’ Brockhampton, lending insight into how this crew fights against stereotypical notions of perfection.

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Push Yourself

Chance the Rapper’s choreographer Ian Eastwood finds the courage to push himself every day, and he won’t be satisfied until he changes the way the world looks at dance. We worked with VMA and Emmy-nominated director Tim Nackashi to bring Ian’s interior world to life in a hybrid documentary/art film.

A solitary yet inquisitive teenager is determined to track down the source of mysterious music from an old radio in narrative film 'Wavelength,' directed by Rollo Jackson, featuring music and performance from UK rapper Trim.

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Open Your Heart

In Ghana, funeral ceremonies are so much more than mourning. To kick off Ray-Ban’s #ItTakesCourage campaign, viewers were treated to the full sensory experience of being inside these dynamic three-day celebrations with a documentary directed by Cyprien Clément-Delmas.

Directed by Allie Avital and scored by Esperanza Spalding, narrative film ‘Gaze’ follows a fiery young woman–played by Kate Lyn Sheil–who takes a bold risk to catch the attention of a local firefighter.

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Do Your Part

School of Doodle is a new platform for teen girls, run by teen girls, with an emphasis on creativity and female empowerment. In her documentary, director Kiki Allgeier takes us inside one of the organization’s workshops, complete with graphics and glitter that mirror these ladies’ dazzling spirits.

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Face Critics

In stark black and white, director Jason Miller explores the relationship between polarizing band Deafheaven and their critics through a series of interviews, graphics and emotionally-charged performance sequences.

In ‘Loudini,’ Conor and Tyler Byrne of Brudder Films bring us the story of a well-intentioned but struggling magician who can’t quite seem to get things right, featuring a brand new track from Car Seat Headrest.

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