As some of you know, I work part-time at Pictures From the Fringe, a small production company based in Los Angeles - PFTF co-founder Salvador Litvak recently conceptualized and directed a music video for IKAR, an innovative progressive spiritual community in LA, to help celebrate their 10th birthday. Many of us spent the entire day on set downtown, herding people and being herded by other people, having our wardrobes adjusted and our scenes blocked. The result was a joyous video with inspiring music that heralds the arrival of the High Holidays season...
How many familiar faces can YOU spot? (More info on the video after the jump.)
“Hallelujah” is a vibrant and joyous video with music by Judeo, a music project fronted and crafted by "rock cantor" Hillel Tigay. Tigay created mesmerizing tunes that IKAR uses for the High Holidays and year-round; the Judeo sound is an eclectic blend of Tigay’s past influences – the 7 years of music he has been making for IKAR and his past as a pop musician.
Over 100 people are featured in the video, including IKAR members and friends, spanning the age spectrum and reflecting the diversity of the IKAR community as it prepares to celebrate both the arrival of the High Holidays and IKAR’s 10th birthday.
The video was conceptualized and directed by Salvador Litvak – a.k.a. the Accidental Talmudist and writer/director of "When Do We Eat?" and "Saving Lincoln"; the city landscapes are over a 3-4 block radius in colorful downtown LA, for an urban desert feel.
For more information about this video, contact 411 at ikar-la.org.