PIRANHA was commissioned by Silverstein Properties to create a short film depicting the completion of The New World Trade Center site. Piranha wrote, produced, art directed, filmed, and finished all vfx for this inspiring piece marking the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.
It is on display permanently at the marketing center of Tower 7.
The film was presented at a press conference at Silverstein Properties marketing center in presence of Mayor Mike Bloomberg,
Port Authority's Chris Ward, architects Daniel Libeskind and Michael Arad to a crowd of international news journalists on September the 7th 2011.
"It’s blockbuster good. Silverstein Properties has produced a video of The New World Trade Center that shows where we’ve been and where we’ll be in coming years (provided the markets cooperate). With music swelling, this time machine has production values on par with Inception, and like that thriller it might leave you wondering which dream level we’re on"
"New World Trade Center Rendering From Larry Silverstein The Most Impressive Yet"
"Consensus seems to be that the video is pretty much the WTC rendering to end all WTC renderings"
"The Only Visualization of the New World Trade Center you need to watch"
The Real Deal:
"Silverstein creates Hollywood-style video to showcase new World Trade Center buildings"
The New York Observer:
"Silverstein Uses Avatar-Quality CGI to Bring the World Trade Center to Life"
"A future World trade Center video mixing live action and CGi that would make James Cameron Proud"
"WTC Construction Rendered in Pixar-Worthy, Silverstein-Funded Video"
Director: Gaspard Giroud
Creative Director: Rob Sabatini
Executive Producer: Nate Robinson
Assistant Producer: Rachel Bouchardeau
Editorial Company: Fluid NY
Editor: Geraldine Garcia
Executive Producer: Laura Relovsky
Producer: Carolyn Maher
VFX Supervisor: Gaspard Giroud
Head of CG: Tommy Allen
3D Artists: Anthony Jones, Brendan Coyle, Nick Shchetinkin, David Mclean
Storyboards Inc / Elisabeth Colomba
Director of Photography: Sergei Franklin
1st AC: Daniel Sariano
2nd AC: Michael Tapp
Key Grip: Al Rivera
Second Grip: David Brown II
Helicopter Pilot: Al Cerullo
Aerial DP: Brian Heller
Assistant Camera: Ian Bloom
Esther Montoro (Intro Time Lapse)
Studio: Brooklyn Studios
Lighting: G.D.R. Equipment Company
Lobby Worker Talent:
Amy J. Peterson
Bradley J. Cuadrado
Estelle St. Clair
Office Worker Talent:
Timothy Sean MacLaughlin
Composer: Judson Crane
Executive Producer: Ian Jeffreys
Production Assistant: Ryan Alons
Sound Design: Fred Szymanski