Short Film Premiere at San Diego Int'l Kids' Film Festival

Hello everybody!!! Hope you have had an amazing summer so far. 

I wanted to tell you about our short documentary (just an fyi that there are two films: a short and a long documentary) and about how it is premiering at a film festival in the US. The film is going to premiere on August 26, 2017 at the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival. Here is the link to the trailer: https://www.facebook.com/80Anthems/videos/807109076114646/

Enjoy!!

Ok, now that you're back, I wanted to tell you about the awards we have won so far: Best Documentary Short at the upcoming Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and we also won an award at the Impact DOCS Awards. 

We have submitted to many other film festivals for the Short Documentary and the Long Documentary and we will keep you updated!

I hope that you have a fantastic rest of your summer and I'll see you later.

Thanks for reading and watching!!!

Bye!!!

Bowen

Our song is finally up on iTunes!!

Hey guys, I wanted to let you know that our new song, called I Am, We Are, is finally being released to iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify!! 

The song is also in our documentary that will be coming out this summer. It features Capri and Sparsh Shah, who is an amazing rapper from New Jersey. You may recognize him because he was also in the Heal The World children's compilation with Capri. It also features a choir from Atlanta, Georgia. I think that it is a very inspiring song, with a great beat.

Here are the links in case you are interested in buying the song:

1. iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1226566089?ls=1&app=itunes

2. Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bhpytut73qpz3kgbe53jldbg3lu

Thanks for reading and watching!!!

Bye!!!
Bowen

Speaking Tour Highlights

Hey guys, hope you had a nice Spring Break! Our school talks went really well! All the schools loved them!!! Capri spoke at 15 schools in Toronto and Ottawa over a period of two weeks. Her main topic was: "Canada's 150th Birthday: 80 Anthems to Celebrate our Cultural Mosaic".  She talked about her experiences during our 80 anthems journey as well as her We Day appearances.  She also talked about how everyone has a talent that they can use for the good of others.

The highlights of our trip are just in the youtube video down below.

One of my favourites was École Forest Trail, a bilingual school about an hour from our rented apartment. They had an amazing crowd. We also loved Paul Penna Jewish Day School and PL Robertson.  All of them had incredible enthusiasm and the kids loved our story!

Nice video right!!! Can't wait to update you guys on the documentary, so please stay tuned as more info is coming soon!!!

Thanks for reading and watching!!!

Bye!!!

Bowen

Guinness World Record Interviews

Guinness World Records just posted the interviews that we did in the London HQ! Now, I have posted the videos below, but I also want to tell you the story of how we got these interviews, as Guinness was not the easiest place to get access to!!!

It all started when my dad had the idea to go to the Guinness HQ in London, England. When we reached the floor that the Guinness place was supposed to be, we all gasped as we saw the sign that said:

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HQ HAS MOVED!

"OH NO!!" we all said. We wasted no time and we ran to another office. "Excuse me?" my dad asked "Do you know where Guinness moved to." "No" the woman said "But I could find it on google maps." "We already tried the maybe just google it on the website." my mom said the desk clerk type it in "O.K you have to take the tube and go to Canary Wharf but you have to run for it because the office is closing soon and is not right by the tube." "Thank you!" we said.

After travelling across the city to where the new offices were supposed to be, we walked up the steps into the building. "Welcome to Canary Wharf. How can I help you?" the desk clerks asked, "We would like to go to the Guinness offices," my mom asked. "Sorry but you have to have a appointment."

After talking our way into the offices, we finally found the right person to talk to! I recognized Marco right away from the Guinness Youtube videos and I knew we had found the right person! He loved our story and told us to come back on Monday to be interviewed by the whole social media team for special videos.

So, when Monday came, we were in a big rush as we had interviews in Oxford and then had to get into the middle of London very fast. We walked up the stairs after a long ride in the subway system, then my mom checked the time, "Oh my gosh!!!" she said "If we don't take a cab and run up the stairs to the Guinness HQ, then we are going to be late for the interviews!!!" We ran to the side of the street and my dad whistled "TAXI!!!" my sister yelled. We got into the taxi. "Can you take us to Guinness Offices!" my mom asked "Sure but it might take a while, were driving at rush hour!" the driver said "Just get us their as fast as you can please." The taxi sped down the road and I breathed a sigh of relief thinking that we might just get there in time.

Ten minutes later, we realized we were not going to make it in time if we did not pick up the pace. "Sorry, but this is heavy traffic. If you want to make it there, I will let you off here with no charge." The driver said "Thank you so much!" We all said "O.K we have to take the tube and get off at Guinness Offices and run for the building. Suddenly, that sigh of relief caught in my throat "we might not make it" I thought.

Five minutes later, we ran up the stairs of the tube and started to run (keep in mind that we still had our luggage with us backpacks and all). We dashed across the sidewalk and into the Guinness building. We wasted no time in running to the tube taking the stairs two at a time. After jumping into the subway and riding it all the way to Canary Wharf, we jumped out and ran out of the tube, running around bikes and dodging people while still managing to hold onto our luggage. When we got into the building, the same desk clerks from before were there "Hello how can I help you?" they said. "We have an appointment for Guinness interviews." my dad said after checking the appointment list they said "Go right up. Marco is waiting for you!" 

That's the story of how we got our Guinness interviews!!!!!

Thanks for reading and watching!!!

Bye!!!
Bowen