A musical short film blending editorial moments with vulnerable interviews, “WE ARE” peeks behind the curtain at pianist, band leader, philosopher, and activist Jon Batiste’s highly anticipated album, WE ARE, as he walks the audience through four themes: Lineage, Authenticity, Excellence, and Evolution. Jon has recently won an Oscar for his work in scoring Pixar’s “Soul,” and has also been nominated for Golden Globe, Grammy, BAFTA, and Emmy awards. _ DIRECTOR Bram VanderMark PRODUCTION COMPANY Contrast Films EP Jordy Wax PRODUCER Cole Brian DP Steven Mastorelli 1st AC Evan Walsh SECOND UNIT DP Chase Smith B CAM/BTS PHOTOGRAPHER Jared Malik Royal ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE Cory Fraiman Lott GAFFER John Gullien KEY GRIP Alex Fischetti SOUND Hunt Beaty KEY MU Jesse Lindholm HAIR STYLIST Jena Robinson WARDROBE STYLIST Grace Hill PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Stacey Branson PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Vince Ferrari LOCATION MANAGER Eric Fiorito VIDEO COMMISSIONER Liz Hart RECORD LABEL Verve Records CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ryan Lynn CREATIVE DIRECTOR Julia Casey, Verve MANAGEMENT Adam Sensenbrenner, Mick Management EDITOR Matt Carter, Final Cut NY COLOR Jacob Mckee, Forager SOUND DESIGN/MIX Christian Stropko TITLE DESIGN Nick Rescinow SPECIAL THANKS TO ArtYard & David Patterson