And the People – Marion Bergin – Julia Ngeow – Australia

Filmed and directed remotely during Covid-19 quarantine.

Combining a collection of readings in 10 languages with user-generated content from over 20 countries. Made in collaboration with Kitty O’Meara’s, based on her poem that begins, “And the people stayed home”, creatives around the world, connected by 6-degrees of isolation, collaborated to make a film to celebrate solidarity in the age of isolation.

Directors Julia Ngeow and Marion Bergin’s short-film tells a story of resilience and the power of humanity to come together, even while separated, offering a silver lining to the dark cloud we’re all living through. From different cultures, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and across the gender spectrum, And the People weaves a rich tapestry of life in the age of isolation.

‘And The People’ is dedicated to raising funds for women and girls vulnerable to domestic violence, increased health risks during Covid-19, and those serving on the frontline.
Director Biography – Marion Bergin, Julia Ngeow

Marion Bergin is a freelance creative director, director and photographer, working between London and Dublin, who recently expanded the scope of her creative into documentary film, and strives to tell stories from a place of compassion.

Julia Ngeow is an Australian filmmaker who has created films across the globe – based in New York. She seeks to explore psychology, the physics of reality and interconnectedness in her work.
Director Statement

Filmed remotely during Covid-19 quarantine.

Combining a collection of readings in 10 languages with user-generated content from over 20 countries.

‘And The People’ is dedicated to raising funds for women and girls vulnerable to domestic violence, increased health risks during Covid-19, and those serving on the frontline. If you can offer support, please donate at http://www.andthepeople.net

Inspired by Kitty O’Meara’s poem that begins, “And the people stayed home”, creatives around the world, connected by 6-degrees of isolation, collaborated to make a film to celebrate solidarity in the age of isolation.

Directors Julia Ngeow and Marion Bergin’s short-film tells a story of resilience and the power of humanity to come together, even while separated, offering a silver lining to the dark cloud we’re all living through. From different cultures, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and across the gender spectrum, And the People weaves a rich tapestry of life in the age of isolation.

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Words by: Kitty O’Meara
Directed by: Marion Bergin & Julia Ngeow
Produced by: Ash K Halliburton & Bola Olashore
Art Director: Ash K Halliburton
Copywriting: Sheleen Jegasothy
Communications: Sheleen Jegasothy & Louise Hickey
Music by: Elie Omeir
Edited by: Julia Ngeow & Marion Bergin

Footage and images used with permission from
Adri Marais, Ahmed Jelwah & Sarah Baradah, Alexandra Moye, Anthony Pius, Christopher Lettley, Beth Fletcher & Abbie Rosenthal, Bitu Thomas, Bola Olashore, Brett Degnan, Cecile Sinclair, Charlie Oginni, Chris Fisher, Chris Lettley, Cody Cameron-Brown, Dara O’Brien, David Abramovich, Elise Giannotti, Emerson Garland, Erin Lee Smith, Robyn & Frederick Ngeow, Gwendolyn Fay Ennis, Hanady Khalil, Jesus Herrera, Julia Made Sullivan, Kainat Atta Ur Rehman, Kaya & Anthony Wolch, Ksavi Joshi, Lauren Giannotti, Lee & Pippa Dauven, Liza Suh, Luisa Ngeow, Nyami Bulunga, Mark Lloyd, Mischa Ipp, Nesrin Mawas, Niall McGillicuddy, Pavan Mukhi, Raha Mohdtaha, Rebecca Ahdoot, Ric Uccioli, Rosida & Elhan & Eian Dean, Ruika Lin, Samara & Zachary Caparanga, Sankalp Rawal, Shaili Hoshmand, Shea Khan, Sofie Malmstrom, Stephen Gonah, Steven Alyian, Süveges Panni & Virág Bárány, Sviatenko Liudmyla, Toddy Stewart, Zee Singh. Abi Diaz, Agostina Tarchini, Ahyvin Bruno, Alfonso Del Moral Artist, Alba Duarte, Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Allison Hanes, Agostina Tarchini, Amanda Lee, Amechi Ihenacho, Phoebe & Heidi Ihenacho, Amedeo David D’Amico & Elvira Sciullo, Ana Sanchez-Peña, Andrea Gasparini, Ann Crabtree, Antonio De Vico, Artur Carvalho, Armand Hough, Ash K Halliburton, Barb Dacus, Beyonce Sunley, Bina Mae, Bigben Besten, Bola Olashhore, Breanna Cruz, Sarai Cruz, Amara Cruz, Brendon Weber, Caoimhe Redmond, Cheryl Thomas, Chris Magson, Cinzia Gabriele, Deirdre O’Doherty, Daniel Vilante, Danielle Maguire, Davide Pambianchi. Davidji, Deborah Lucas, Donal Talbot, Dr Prathyusha Naidu & Dr Pranusha Naidu, Dugila iii, Emma Louise Dudlyke, Erin Lee Smith, Efthimis Pournaras, Eve Martinez, Fashion Design Studio , Filippo Rubin, Georgia Rose, Giovanna Hall, Greg Magliore, Harriet Morris, Jake Grez, Jaqueline Ahuraian, Jarrel The Young & Nikita D’Souza, Jehan Jarschel, Jody Daniels, Jody Leader, John Cleary, Joseph Daye, Julia Ngeow, Karla Maree O’Sullivan, Keanu Moore, Kopi, Karolina Bozajkovska, Kristin McQuade & Tori Bateman, Kristina Kulakova, Ksavi Joshi, Laura Bidgood, Lea Oestreicher, Lucciana Bolivar, Lynn Bartosh, Maggie Kilcoyne, Marco Maiorana, Maria G, Marion Bergin, Mary Higgins, Meera Menon, Mery Clotilde, Mikel Hodaj, Mirna & Dima, Mitra Nemati, N Dar, Natasha Bozajkovska, Nandhu Santhosh Kallelil, Niall McGillicuddy, Nitish Arora, Nico Gioffrè, Ospedale Bambino Gesù, Odie and Freude, Panna, Patricia Izquierdo, Pavlina Chladkova, Pedro De La Fuente, Rajni Lerman, Rathin, Rene Asmussen, Renjini Renjini , Rich and Regular, Rory Langdon-Down, Ruby Gaskell, Seila, Samara Addai, Sheems, Sheima Abukar, Sheleen Jegasothy, Shilpa Chaudhary, Sofia Espana, Sofia Bou, Sofia Lopez Bravo, Sofie Malmstrom, Sophie Jones, Srdjan Kojic Djidja, Stephanie Gould, Suraphat Nuea-on, Sydney Cruz, Taisuke Nakao, Tami BSN RN, The Creative, Theresa, Tiana Traffas, Tiffany Hope, Tomassi Wine, Victor Moreno Santos, Vittorio Savelli, Weronika Malinowska, Will Jack Robinson, Winnie Cheung.

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