While living in Brooklyn, I noticed the landscape shifting around me. The city I moved to for artistic experimentation and a “color outside the lines” attitude is quickly being replaced by restrictive rules and million-dollar luxury condos. As I see it, this resulting erosion in culture is best illustrated by the Showtime dancers who I always thought best embodied the carefree New York spirit… But who will now get arrested if they’re caught dancing on the subway.

Our film “EROSION” is a poetic expression of this changing landscape of Brooklyn and the resulting loss of culture. This was a personal project and a labor of love – Shot on free weekends and weekdays over the course of five months. With no budget – but a generous donation of time and equipment from Tim Sessler and other collaborators – our small two-man crew begged, borrowed, and stole every shot to create the video you see here…

EROSION is a short film by Brandon Bloch, Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray – starring Dayrome “Bad Day” Wright, Kester “Flexx” Estephane, Anthony “Laiden” John and Makaveli Qu.
Read more about our filming process on our blog:

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Directed by: Brandon Bloch & Tim Sessler
Director of Photography: Tim Sessler
Editor: Brandon Bray
Music: “Black Dress” by Insightful
Additional Camera: Fernando Ortega & Brandon Bloch
Assistant Camera: Drew English
Aerial Cinematography: Brooklyn Aerials
Phantom Tech: Jeff Levin
Phantom Assistant: Rocco
Special Thanks to:
Variable: Tyler Ginter, Jon Bregel & Paige Demarco
Willy and his 3,000 pigeons
Bolek Ryzinski & William Reue
New York City
Cindy Kay
DECADE: Bailey Skiles
Michael Cirino + Peter Droste
Autumn Brookmire
Amber Brookmire
Forrest S. Brookmire
Kelly Ferraro
Alyssa Brown
Mia Montgomery
Brooklyn Montgomery
and everybody else that made this piece possible!!

Saturday, October 1st, 2016. Filed under: Projects

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