Shot on a freezing cold day on the streets of New York City, The Future Is Unwritten is a short film carefully crafted by Chris “MUG5” Maguire and Zach Jopling for pioneering NYC creative agency RIOT.
Jopling and Maguire pose one question to their subjects asking about their individual hopes for the world in 2017.
While the answers are as diverse as the people themselves, ranging from understanding, unity, and peace, to love and finding common ground, one word repeatedly surfaces and serves as a common thread, connecting each and every individual: hope.
The Future Is Unwritten is a carefully and lovingly cultivated short film that is beautifully rendered in black and white to capture intimacy and urgency through the eyes of the subjects, with a perception of how even the smallest details matter.
The soundtrack is dramatic and simple, consisting of little more than a stunning piano motif rippling over a flurry of percussion and a New York City streetscape.
It’s bold and expressive but also stunningly alluring and further amplifies the dialogue and gorgeously gritty New York scenery, effectively underscoring the collective emotions of peace, love and hope.
The future is unwritten, but that doesn’t mean we have to blindly accept the potential fate that is lurking in the shadows.
As this short film proves, humanity has the power to create a world that it wants to live in – one full of love, acceptance, understanding, and compassion, and the tools needed to create this reality lie in the hands and hearts of everyone.
RIOT is a New York City based Creative Agency founded with one aim: to put a whole new spin on creativity.