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When We All Vote, VOTE LOUD

Haley Elizabeth Anderson, Ryan Booth

Pulse Films

Haley Elizabeth Anderson and Ryan Booth's VOTE LOUD spot created in partnership with When We All Vote, The Creative Collection and Anomaly. The film - which was shared by former First Lady Michelle Obama - sees an ensemble of Gen Z stars including Khalid, Becky G and Gaten Matarazzo lip syncing to older voices to encourage young and first-time voters to head to ballet boxes ahead of the recent US election and instigate change for the better.

Haley: Haley Elizabeth Anderson is a filmmaker, writer, and photo-based visual artist from Houston, Texas. She recently graduated from New York University’s Graduate Film Program as a Dean’s Fellow. With roots across the American South and Gulf Coast, and a background in playwriting and poetry, her work revolves around fragile, indefinable emotions in coming-of-age experiences and memories; race and familial mythology, and the ever-growing class-divide through mundane but significant moments of human vulnerability and intimacy. Although her work is often a meditation on personal histories and identity, she is interested in examining these ideas within a global landscape, experimenting with natural environments and cinematic language. Before moving to New York, Haley worked in casting. Her experiences street-casting a Terrance Malick project in Austin, Texas led her to further develop her love for collaborating with first- time actors, a process that drives part of her aesthetic: a hybrid of narrative film and non- linear, experimental documentary. Her work has been featured at the Barbican in London, The Shed in New York, Le Cinema Club, the Criterion Channel, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Sundance. She was recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” In the Spring of 2021 Haley’s latest film “Summer Animals” won the Jury Prize at SXSW and has directed commercials for brands such as Levis, Hennessy, Ford, McDonald’s, Facebook and more. Ryan: Booth’s filmmaking career began in 2011 when his first attempt at making short film won a contest hosted by Vimeo and Canon and premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Booth was an audio engineer living in Texas at the time. After Sundance he came home and quit his job and dove headfirst into filmmaking. He spent the next few years cutting his teeth as a Director of Photography, working on commercial projects for Fox, MTV, Spotify, Under Armour, Pepsi, and Budweiser, as well as music videos for Atlantic Records, Sony, and Universal Music. He DP’d narrative and documentary features that have screened at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festivals, among others. In 2016, Ryan DP’d a feature documentary that was commissioned by Alejandro G. Iñárritu that explores the modern implications of the themes woven into Iñárritu’s film, The Revenant. The film was directed by Eliot Rausch and the experience working with Eliot and Alejandro proved to be the catalyst that began his transition into directing. Ryan has always been drawn to telling the stories of real people and his directorial work is both impactful and beautiful. His advertising reel now including spots for Nike, Adidas, Fox Sports and Welch’s not to mention recently helming a series for ESPN titled ‘The Harder Way’.