- Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
International production company Park Pictures and award-winning feature film director Amy Rice (Versus, Snervous, By The People), showcases powerful motivational stories of female leaders running for Congress this November, in “Women Rising,” a call to vote by the Serve America PAC. Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" plays in the background of the voting initiative video, with permissions to the hit track given by Springsteen himself.
Before they chose to represent their states, candidates Elissa Slotkin, Chrissy Houlahan, Mikie Sherill, Amy McGrath, Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger, MJ Hegar and Gina Ortiz Jones served America, protected human rights and met milestones in various roles such as Air Force Captain, Commander, Federal Agent, Purple Heart designee, first woman to fly an F-18 in combat and more. In the gripping 1:18 spot, each woman enters the Agger Fish Building in NYC with confidence and steps up to the camera to tell her story, calling on viewers to “serve America” with their midterm election vote on November 6, 2018.
Director Amy Rice is no newcomer to the political genre, having helmed the Primetime Emmy® Award-winning documentary By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, which aired on HBO.
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
Park Pictures has earned the highest accolades for their international work, including an Oscar, an Emmy, and numerous Cannes Lions. Nominated three times, Lance Acord and Park Pictures won the 2014 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Commercial for Apple "Misunderstood." Known for their story-driven film work, Park Pictures has been selected for Creativity’s “Production Company A-List” for nearly ten consecutive years. In 2015, co-founder Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee was selected for the 2015 Cannes Lions Film Craft jury and Advertising Age's prestigious 'Women to Watch' honor.
After winning an Academy Award in 2010 for the company’s first narrative film, live-action short The New Tenants starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Park Pictures founded the Park Pictures feature division, headed by Producer Sam Bisbee, Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord. Park Pictures Features has produced ten feature films, nine of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Park Pictures showcased three films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, including the closing night movie Hearts Beat Loud, the Sundance Next Fest program film An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, and the documentary feature The Sentence. The Sentence especially resonated with attendees and earned the annually-coveted Audience Award. Hearts Beat Loud, starring Nick Offerman, recently sold to Gunpowder & Sky for U.S. distribution and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for international distribution, and The Sentence was acquired by HBO for US television and streaming rights.
Production: Park Pictures
Director: Amy Rice, Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Executive Producer: Justin Pollock, Executive Producer: Laurie David, Executive Producer: Doug Liman, Line Producer: Nina Shiffman, Writer: D Jurentkuff, Writer: Grant Lavezzoli
Editorial: Lost Planet
Consulting Editor: Saar Klein, Editor: Rachel Butler, Senior Producer: Samara Kelly, Black Hole Producer: Felix Cabrera, Graphic Artist: Reggie Butler, Graphic Artist: Andre Sam, Colorist: Steven San Miguel, DP: Mort Hupfl
Sound Mix: Beacon Street
Song: Bruce Springsteen, "The Rising"
Shot at Agger Fish Building, Brooklyn, NY