Silicon Valley luminaries today announces the launch of Citizen’s Cry, directed by Corey Rosen, Hollywood’s foremost Visual Effects expert. Rosen’s credits include “Iron Man” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Using the latest technology and special effects, Citizen’s Cry captures the apathy of today’s youth voters in an attempt to mobilize the vote in an astonishing short video.
“We are coming up on one of the most-defining years in our nation’s history,” says Hooman Khalili, morning personality for San Francisco’s #1 rated radio show. “We’re in the midst of one of our nation’s worst financial crisis, lowered world standing, and changing technological powers. It’s important that we don’t stand idly by and watch everything happen when so many of our citizens are not exercising their right to vote.”
“Only 47% of 18 – 24 year olds voted in 2004, compared with 64% for all other voters,” says Rosen. “We can’t let this trend continue. Citizen’s Cry was created with a team of experts and the backing of many Silicon Valley heavy weights who have vowed to make sure the message is heard.”
The video will only be released over the web through a number of social web mediums – including Facebook, Myspace, Hi5, Youtube, LinkedIn, MerchantCircle, Yelp, and Twitter. The multi-media outreach will take advantage of new social viewing habits, non-existent costs, and the web’s viral nature. Citizen’s Cry is less than 2 minutes long.
About Corey Rosen
Corey Rosen has worked on a vast range of films that have been praised for their artistic and special effects mastery. As director, producer, and visual effects supervisor, his credits include “Iron Man,” “Night at the Museum,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Star Wars Episode II,” and “Men in Black II.”
About Rivercave LLC
RIVERCAVE LLC is the leading internet media marketing and production company. Founded with the vision of changing tastes and multi-media habits, Rivercafe harnesses the power of the web to establish brand presence in effective, low-cost, and viral methods. With an emphasis on synergy and heart, Rivercafe listens to the changing pulse of the web community and leverages creative videos that speak to a broad audience. Rivercafe is distinguished by developing unique outreach based off of the objectives of its clients, which include Palm, Jawbone, PG&E, and Coors.
Hooman Khalili, principal, is a San Francisco radio personality, and an original member of the city's number one rated morning show. Mr. Khalili specializes in celebrity interviews, coverage of Hollywood red carpet debuts, and prominent city wide events. He is also very active as a host and fundraiser for the city's arts and charities. Mr. Khalili's education is in broadcasting, and he has an extensive education, background, and knowledge of San Francisco's vibrant opera community.
Adam Ottley, principal, founded a successful construction and design company in 1999, and has been involved in some of the most upscale residential construction projects in the Bay Area. Through Rivercafe, Mr Ottley has been able to put his education in the arts and music to good use. Mr Ottley draws upon years of high level project management and aesthetic expertise as a principal and executive in the company