Love this collaboration from 22 year-old Brooklyn rapper Lauren Declasse and NYC-based cinematographer Jake Saner. Inspired by Declasse’s childhood and experiences in East New York, “Evisu” is an ode to a community that “despite being burdened by struggle, will lift you with love and support if you embrace it.” Offering a poetic portrait of the day-in-the-life of a young boy in one of the roughest neighourhoods in Brooklyn, Saner explains:

“After witnessing a fight and having a run in with the corner deli owner the young boy runs home to find some peace, but it is as tumultuous there as it is on the streets. Back outside, he finds himself surrounded by the mysterious hood angels, all in white. With a hint of fear in his eyes the young boy hopes for the best.”

Watch above and see full credits below!


Kabir Alexander Jabrane
Mariana Estrella
Randy Hinkson

Indigo SVN
Devon Shaquan Williams

Crew In White:
Joshua Cox
Brendan Figaro
Antonio Gonzales
Tyrone Johnson

Directed, Shot & edited by Jake Saner
Concept created by Lauren Declasse & Jake Saner
Produced by Lauren Declasse
Associate Producers: Lauren Pratt & Ramya Pratt
Production Assistant: Tyrone Johnson
Color by The Mill
Colorist: Nick Metcalf
Color Producer: Evan Bauer
Color Coordinator: Blake Rice
Color Assist: Andrew Ceen

Special Thanks:
Mr. Reggie & Camba
The Community of East New York
The Business Owners of East New York
John Pratt
Ms. Jannet
Ms. Jaylene
Daniel San


This is just one of the many fantastic submissions we’ve received in the past week. Consider participating here if you have a project you’d like us to check out!

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