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cole wiley  Writer | Director | Producer | Builder | Let's transcend space and time together πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸš€

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#breathe
#meditation

Dear Future Boo,
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This is me relaxing in a jacuzzi all by myself.
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No one should ever relax in a jacuzzi by themselves. β€’β€’β€’
It's bad enough that I have a ridiculous farmer's tan. β€’β€’β€’
Do I have to be alone too!?
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At this rate I might as well sit in my bathtub and make fart bubbles.
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Please come find me so we can sit in a jacuzzi, drink champagne, and make non fart bubbles together.
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Sincerely,
#TheDudeWithNoBoo
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#bae
#boo
#goals
#lonelyAF
#mood
#ThirstTrap
#AtLeastIHaveMyFartsToKeepMeCompany
#PleaseDontMakeThesePinkSunglassesGoToWaste

please vote! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
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rp via @johnlegend
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Thanks @mtv for the #VMA nomination! Go vote for #SUREFIRE every day, link in bio.

Big news! 🍻🍻🍻
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#SUREFIRE has been nominated for a 2017 @mtv #VMA for BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM! πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ
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Big thanks to @johnlegend for providing our team with the opportunity to bring such a special story to the screen!
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Congrats to our entire cast and crew! So proud of everyone!
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Special shout out to all the nominees! Everyone deserves to win! @logic301 @knaanstagram @bigsean @alessiasmusic @taboo @shailenewoodley
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#MTV
#VMA
#community
#immigration
#Love
#LoveConquersAll
#NoBanNoWall
#DarknessAndLight
#BestFightAgainstTheSystem
#UIWE

Morning, Boo. Oh wait... you don't exist. Nevermind. Why are you in my room!? Go back to sleep 🀣
#TheDudeWithNoBoo
#Bae
#Goals
#Mood
#RoomService
#MoreFiltersThanAMofoCuzAtLeastHalfMyFaceGonnaBeCuteToday
#ThirstTrap

20 years later RW is still being celebrated πŸ™ŒπŸΎ
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rp via @officialspikelee
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Released 20 Years Ago And Written With The Late, Great Ralph Wiley, 'Best Seat In The House' Serves As My Deeply Personal Love Letter To The Game Of Basketball. This Book Features Photos From Legendary Photographer George Kalinsky And Great Stories About My Youth As A Sports Enthusiast, My Love For My Beloved Knickerbockers And Even How Michael Jordan Nearly Became A Knick. This Book Is Currently Out Of Print And Extremely Limited. Get Yours Signed Today Exclusively At #SpikesJoint - 40ACRES.COM

Momma and Me ❀️

So my last post about SUREFIRE is my favorite frame from the project. Believe it or not... there's actually a pretty cool life lesson that comes from this shot.
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We typically try to set as many plans as possible for our lives.
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We plan our career.
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We plan to fall in love.
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We plan to get married.
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We plan to have children.
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We plan so many things.
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Filmmaking is no different. We plan and plan in the hopes that things will move as smoothly as possible as we attempt to realize our vision.
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But sometimes... in the midst of all that planning... we also need to recognize when it's time to jump away from those expectations and harness the spontaneity of the present moment.
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This frame is the final shot of the video. It would have never existed had I not kept myself open to new opportunities to capture Jamila and Roberto's love.
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During the last few moments of our shoot... I saw @yasalbustami and @mrjohnnyortiz standing with the sunset behind them... took a photo of of them with my phone (see post from May 1st)... and immediately called the camera crew over to recreate and elevate the shot with the @arri Alexa Mini.
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A few minutes later we had a completely new ending for our story.
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So... keep going with your plans everyone... push as hard as you can to manifest those dreams... but keep your eyes open and your ears tuned for the moments that come along which may challenge your perception and expand your vision.
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Often times... they are the moments that count the most.
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Shoutout to @millchannel for the wonderful color correction work and big thanks to @anthonychrstian for being willing to crawl in the sand at the last minute to grab this shot.
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Can't wait until the next chapter πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸš€
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#art
#film
#photography
#directing
#storytelling
#visuals
#love
#LoveConquersAll
#surefire
#presence
#sunset

My favorite set photo ever. Not only is it the dopest crew photo that I've ever taken... it symbolizes everything that filmmaking is about. A group of people coming together to create something that is bigger than themselves in the hope that it will inspire others. There's so many people that were a part of SUREFIRE that I won't ever get to thank enough. Definitely want to send a special shoutout to @mike___jackson and @stiklori who have believed in me ever since our collaboration on MONSTER and have always supported each step in my journey as a storyteller. They're the only reason that Jamila and Roberto ever had a chance to tell their story and I think we all need to thank them for that gift. Get Lifted fam for life πŸ’―
#squad
#UIWE

This post is for upcoming filmmakers that wonder how the visuals come together for a shoot.
Stand on shoulders of artists who have done great work. Build references that will guide your vision. Whether it's a look book or whatever else you want to use. The best artists are pretty open about their influences and how they want to turn them into something wholly new.
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Here are some references for SUREFIRE:
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Slide 1: LA JAULA DE ORO. Shoutout to @josefkubotawladyka for putting me on to this one. SIN NOMBRE on steroids.
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Slide 2: A SEPARATION is an incredible film. Won an Oscar in 2012. Asghar Farhadi is a genius.
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Slide 3: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS. Shot by Bradford Young. The God Eye prophet. This frame always made me think of the moment where Roberto is arrested by ICE and Jamila has to watch him being pulled away.
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Slide 4: BLUE VALENTINE. It's sad AF but so damn good. The incredible thing about the film is that when the characters are really happy and really in love... you feel it 110%. When they're in pain and struggling... you feel it 111%. If you look at our night scenes where Jamila and Roberto explore the city it's clear where our inspiration comes from.
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Slide 5: The infamous storefront scene in BV. We added a little extra flavor with some breakdancing 😝
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Slide 6: Random shot of a convenience store. Don't remember where it came from. Proof that even that banality of a 7-11 can be visually spectacular.
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Slide 7: ROMEO AND JULIET. Glad that we found a way to keep Jamila and Roberto from killing themselves at the end 😡
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Slide 8: THE SALESMAN. Another Asghar Farhadi gem. Obviously a theme of portraying hijabis. SUREFIRE was totally new territory for me in that regard so we wanted to make sure that we got it right.
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Slide 9: VALLEY OF SHADOWS AND DREAMS had a profound influence on our original concept. An astounding photo collection that focuses on the life of immigrants and migrant farmers in the Central Valley of California.
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Slide 10: REFUGE. A documentary directed by @matthewkfirpo and produced by @magnacarta.tv. Watch it. Extremely relevant for our times.
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#art
#film
#directing
#filmmaking
#photography
#storytelling
#visuals

Here's the last batch of BTS photos for #SUREFIRE. β€’
πŸ“·: @kboom + iPhone 6
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Slide 1: There are several distinct moments of prayer in SUREFIRE. This is the first one that appears in the video. I realized that I had never seen Christians and Muslims praying together on screen in the same shot before. Watching someone perform Salah is truly beautiful. I only wish that we had an opportunity to show the entire ritual during the vid.
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Slide 2: Jamila and Roberto in a water gun fight at a car wash. Another moment that I had never seen on screen. All of our night exteriors around the city where shot with available light. The Alexa Mini captured everything beautifully. Thanks @arri for building such an amazing camera.
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Slide 3: The car wash scene was another one of my favorite moments from the vid. Watching it live was even better.
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Slide 4: These ladies definitely haven't gotten enough credit for their important work in SUREFIRE. If you remember the scene where Jamila has her hijab snatched off... @emirafoods and @murielvillera were the ladies that created that friction. It's an important moment in the story because it is the first major obstacle that Jamila and Roberto encounter in their journey. Here it seems like they're waiting for me to give them some direction for the scene... but I'm too busy thinking about ordering pancakes and tacos πŸ˜‹
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Slide 5: EMIRA shutting Lucy's down.
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Slide 6: Jamila and Roberto share a contemplative moment on the Metro Rail. Gonna do another post soon about the various projects that influenced SUREFIRE. This scene was inspired by the classic film THE GRADUATE.
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Slide 7: A quick break from the set with @yasalbustami.
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Slide 8: This is the only photo I've got of our other two rockstar producers @blakepickens and @doctalove12. They were so clutch in so many ways.
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Slide 9: The moment when you picture lock your video and you know you've got something dope. With our editor extraordinaire Fernando Viquez.
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Slide 10: Gotta make sure you have fun on set. And no shoot is complete without turning up to some @future.
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#immigration
#america
#american
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