An exploration of the stories buried in societally dismissed subcultures

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Subcultures and niche rituals are what make humanity the layered, complex and fascinating phenomenon that it is. Each has so much more depth and meaning that the general population simply doesn’t realize because they aren’t familiar with it. Everyone Forever Now is “an episodic motion-based media project” that explores a few of these subcultures, bringing to life their meaning and profound value to those immersed in them.

Everyone Forever Now – “Tanning” from Everynone on Vimeo.

In exploring these subcultures they bring to life the different facets of our collective eccentricity. The project consists of three thematic films, each exploring a different cultural practice: tanning, stoop sitting, and shooting a gun.

Everyone Forever Now – “Stoop Sitting” from Everynone on Vimeo.

Each film brings to life the 3 separate worlds and threads together a wonderful story that captures the impact that each of these simple routines have on a select group of people. As an example, there is a quote from the Stoop Sitting film that shows how the simple act of sitting in your neighborhood gives a sense of belonging and comfort: “It makes you feel like you have a place, like you belong with people. It’s almost like family. It is family.” 

The films also attempt to break conventional perceptions of these worlds. A wonderful example of this is in the Shooting A Gun film. Here the most unlikely person is part of the sub-culture, breaking all conventions: ” they all think it’s a riot that the yoga teacher goes out and fires weapons but it’s definitely not a contradiction.” Such examples give otherwise harsh or mundane subcultures a very human touch and soul.

The cinematography and editing is exceptional making the films that much more powerful and engaging. Enjoy.

Everyone Forever Now – “Shooting a Gun” from Everynone on Vimeo.

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