Themes of activism and social change dominate Corey Ogilvie’s work. An acclaimed director, editor, and cinematographer, many describe Corey’s comprehensive style as minimalist, placing emphasis on narrative concision and emotive rhythm. He has interviewed prominent world figures including Barack Obama, Noam Chomsky, Hans Blix, Owen Wilson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Howard, Rex Weyler and many more. Since 2008, he has completed four documentaries that have toured international film festival circuits. His first documentary, Think Peace: Portrait of a 21st Century Movement, explores various issues & viewpoints that discusses the failure of the initiative, and contemplates on peace as an ideology. Ogilvie followed that up with the 6 minute short documentary A Requiem for Che, a modern day historical portrait of Che's image of Cuba, now and then. That same year, he co-directed (with Alex Kleider), the full-length documentary Streets of Plenty. The film chronicles one man's perilous challenge to live in the harsh winter streets of Vancouver's downtown east side ghetto for 31 days. Ogilvie’s most recent project, Nash, chronicles the life of NBA All Star Steve Nash as he tries to navigate his way through the toils of professional sports while trying to leave a lasting legacy on and off the court. The film stars
Nash alongside David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Snoop Dogg, Doug Ellin and Min Yao.
Andrew Halliwell has established himself as an award-winning film producer and composer. An accomplished actor as well, Halliwell has appeared in a number of projects for film and television for almost a decade. In 2008, Halliwell was honored for his composing talents with a Leo award for Best Musical Score in a Short Drama for Shark Out Of Water and was nominated that same year for Best Short Drama for the same film. Andrew’s career started as an actor in film and television, which then lead him to produce and host his own science and technology series, ipsoFactory. Andrew’s interest in this film is derived from his passion to think critically about the tenets of society that we tend to accept as unalterable. After being in New York City and experiencing the Occupy movement firsthand, Andrew understands the importance of highlighting the realistic, achievable demands of the 99%.
Making The Film
After the Occupy movement ignited in the fall of 2011, Corey Ogilvie, a filmmaker who has worked on social justice films before, knew he had found his next project. He tested the waters and released a free short documentary called ‘I Am Not Moving’, which went viral and totaled over 1 million hits in 2 months. From November 2011 to September 2012, Corey worked alongside producer Andrew Halliwell and co-producer Liam Leahy to film in Boston, New York, Washington, and other locations, and then edit a 2 hr feature film from 50 interviews and 400 hrs of content. The final edit was complete by Sept 17, 2012, one year exactly after the Occupy movement was born.