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Pearl iZumi Mini Doc

September 9, 2019 - Uncategorized

In the summer of 2019 Vibrant Films documented a tri-athlete learning how to mountain bike with support from the Pearl iZumi cycling brand. Watch what happens when she pushes herself to learn such a fun, dangerous, sport!

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Made in Mexico Premiere

June 18, 2019 - Uncategorized

Our short documentary premiered in SF, LA, and London this June! Made In Mexico follows fashion activist Amanda Hearst and design students as they get to know Reina, Oliva and other fierce women behind our fast fashion labels. Vibrant Films made this short documentary with…

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Made in Mexico

December 10, 2018 - Uncategorized

We are proud to announce that our new film “Made in Mexico” in collaboration with remake.world will be coming out this spring! In September 2018 Remake and Vibrant went to Mexico with CCA students and Amanda Hearst to listen to the stories of the garment workers…

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Don’t Call it Frisco is now on Roku!

October 29, 2018 - Uncategorized

DCF, our award winning comedy web series, Is now on streaming on Roku on ZPTV! Add ZPTV to your Roku device or Roku powered smart TV and buckle up! Rewatching it is even better than the first time!

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Don’t Call it Frisco Season 2 premiere!

August 29, 2018 - Uncategorized

On Sunday August 19th Vibrant Films released Season 2 of Don’t Call it Frisco! Don’t call it frisco is a comedy web series that follows Pat, a square new englander whose life goes to hell after he moves to SF. Here’s a link to the…

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Kaiser Team Picnic Spot

August 13, 2018 - Uncategorized

  Sneak peak from our upcoming comedic spot for Kaiser Permanente. The Team picnic!

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Made in Sri Lanka documentary launch

May 17, 2018 - Uncategorized

In 2017 we collaborated with remake.world on their 8th learning journey that took aspiring fashion designers from Parsons School of Design and California College of the Arts to Sri Lanka to uncover the human cost behind mass production. Through intimate conversations with women who make…

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Remake shoot in Sri Lanka

February 19, 2018 - Uncategorized

Matt shooting stills at little Adam’s Peak in Elladuring our project with Remake.world in Colombo Sri Lanka. We produced a documentary about the garment industry there as a part of the slow fashion movement Remake.world is fostering!

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Pokhara and the Holi Color Festival

September 2, 2017 - Uncategorized

Pictured: Marius Karlsen, a Viking Dane, after the Holi Festival of color in the mountain town of Pokhara. March 12  

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Remake Team

September 1, 2017 - Uncategorized

(Left to right) Viktoria Raykova-Cinematographer, Matt Barkin-producer/director, Eleanor Amari-photographer, Ayesha Barenblat-Creative producer, Gayatri Kc on-location guide. Check out the Vibrant/Remake team! We got this shot above the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu. It was our pleasure to work with Remake, an ambitious not-for-profit that’s working to…

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