It’s called “Breathe.” A new short video by Gary Ravenscroft.
Growing up in New York City (Brooklyn, then Queens, then Long Island and Finally Manhattan), there is one quality I associate with NYC: Resilience. That “we-won’t take-sh*t-from-anyone” attitude which is a great quality [for anyone who’s in your corner] to have).
It was this quality that this video captured in this very short but heartfelt tribute to the place I call home.
An Aussie Reflects On 9/11
Upon seeing this video, I called Gary.
Telling Gary how this video moved me, he shared this with me:
“I went to New York recently for the first time since 9/11. Even though I was on the other side of the world in Australia when 9/11 occurred, the tragedy had impacted me deeply. So during this recent trip to New York City, I was inspired by the people, their spirit and their resilient drive to get on with life. As an artist, I wanted to extend my support by making a short film of the city today as it continues to not only move forward but to thrive more than ever.”
I want to thank Gary for this beautiful short homage to what I consider the greatest city in the world.
Gary has some 200 projects under his belt and is a multi-award-winning Australian cinematographer-turned-director with a portfolio that ranges from music videos and documentaries to TV commercials and feature films.
His most recent work includes directing a multiple-award winning feature length documentary with a 16-part “Drug-free world” commercial campaign that has already reached over 230 million people internationally.
On behalf on all the New Yorkers I know who call NYC home, thank you Gary for reminding us to take a moment and breathe.