Montefiore PrEP for Young People

In time for Pride, Montefiore Hospital launched a campaign geared toward young LGBTQ, HIV+ & Cis gender heterosexual females about PrEP, an HIV preventative. I had to do a very quick casting, but having the relationships I have with the LGBTQ community it wasn’t so daunting. I love the cast, they are “real”. I get notes from actors during these casting “I don’t mind being portrayed as Gay even though I’m straight.” “I don’t mind being portrayed as HIV positive.” NO. That is not how it works. I have to keep it real.

On another note: This was shot on the day we had that freak snow storm that NO ONE was prepared for. We got the outdoor shots done in the morning before it started to snow- then it snowed. I left the studio at 7PM, in ankle deep slush and sleet. Walking to the 7 and then home from the 3. I was soaking wet, my feet were frozen and I had mascara running down my face!

Photographer/DP: James Weber Agency: Bandujo


KEEP ON LOVING PHILADELPHIA PRINT CAMPAIGN

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s “Keep on Loving Philadelphia” commercial geared toward mostly the LGBTQ community and Cis heterosexual women of color. The Dept only wanted Philadelphia residents aka living in the 191 zip code. I literally spent months working on the casting, and we ended up finding great people!

Photographer: Duck Feeney

Keep on Loving Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s “Keep on Loving Philadelphia” commercial geared toward mostly the LGBTQ community and Cis heterosexual women of color. The Dept only wanted Philadelphia residents aka living in the 191 zip code. I literally spent months working on the casting, and we ended up finding great people!

Casting & Coordinating by me.

DP: James Weber http://www.jamesweberstudio.com

NYC THRIVE-THE COMMERCIALS

Here are the commercials for NYCDOHMH’s “Talk Together, Thrive Together” campaign.

Director/DP: Larry Baglio

THRIVE NYC

I cast various New Yorkers from all walks of life for the “Thrive” campaign.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:  NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. NYC Well is staffed by trained professionals who can help you find the services that best meet your needs.

Kudos to our First Lady Chirlane McCray for making mental healthcare a priority!

PHOTOGRAPHER: James Weber  www.jamesweberstudio.com WARDROBE:Mindy Saad

Hair/Makeup: Eva Moshourius, Kelly Novebielski

https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us

Be A Youth Development Specialist

This is a recruitment campaign to have adults consider working with “at risk youth”.

We spent the day at a juvenile detention facility, everyone you see on camera is a cast actor.  I have shot in prisons before so I wasn’t surprised when my purse and phone were put in a locker, the crew? Oh my.  Every minute they had available Hair/Make Up and Wardrobe were running to their lockers checking their phones.  I felt it liberating    (I know bad choice of words).

This is a great PSA, a great program.  If you are interested in being a kick ass mentor to at risk kids, check it out!

The Video/TV portion was fun, especially when I did the voice over casting.  Finding the right voice really makes a difference!

 

 

 

NYC PRIDE ’18-LGBTQ YOUTH

“For every young person whose sexuality or gender identity is dismissed, the NYC Unity Project is here for you, with health services, someone to talk to, housing services & more.”

This is the print & commercial campaign produced for the launch of the NYC Unity Project for LGBTQ youth. We worked with a group of awesome young people back in February!

Director:Larry Baglio http://www.vimeo.com/larrybags  

Still Photographer/Creative Director: Bob Brothers

Wardrobe: Mindy Saad  Make Up: Kim Baker  Sound: Andre Logan & Keith Lombardi Crew: Sarah Stein, Duck, Rico & Sebastian Beckmann

 

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