Pigeon Spirit was my first 16mm film, made when I was a student at the New York Film Academy. It received a ’Best Cinematography’ award from panel judges including Oscar nominated directors Albert Maysles and Ellen Kuras.
Director: Erika Rand / Actors: Chantal Bushelle, Ramon Rodriguez / Dancers: Judith Sanchez, Jai Catalano, Candy Mena / Director of Photography: Erika Rand / Camera Operators: Koen de Jongh, Jonathan Cramer, Erika Rand / Assistant Camera: Gavin Todd-James / Gaffers: Katie Dainson, Jorge Fried Budnik / Captions: Erika Rand, Daniel Miller / Cube Sculpture: Jonathan Cramer / Music: Tito Puente, Jimmy Bosch, Michael Stearns, Chucho Valdez, JAQ
I was a film curator for Pangea Day, an international day of film, led by Oscar nominated TED prize winner Jehane Noujaim. Broadcast live in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro, it was seen by over 60 million people in 156 countries in seven languages, via the Internet, television, and mobile phones.
The Alliance for Climate Education asked Free Range Studios to create films on climate change as part of an educational program for U.S. high schools. I directed and art directed this animated short. It has now been screened for more than 2 million high school students. This version is the director’s cut.
Director: Erika Rand / Producer: Erica Priggen / Executive Producer: The Alliance for Climate Education / Scriptwriters: Jonah Sachs, Dimitri Ehrlich, Lea Endres / Lead Animator: Ruben de Luna / Anime Animator: Haik Hoisington / 3D Globe Animator: Anderson / Typography Animator: Erika Rand / Editors: Doug Werby, Erika Rand / Art Direction: Erika Rand / Graphic Design: Patrick Walker, Erika Rand / Media Curators: Molly Tsongas, Adam Badgley, Cohen / Music: Philip Glass, Jesse Murphy, Dimitri Ehrlich, Jboogie, Jennifer Johns / Music Supervisors: Erika Rand, Jessica Tully