an original series

 Republic is an entire world of narratives and characters, currently in development as a television series.  The world was created by writer/director K. Michel Parandi and me from 2011 to 2013.

Cinemax purchased the rights to develop REPUBLIC as a television series.  Writer JT Petty penned the pilot script, with Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire director Tim Van Patten attached to direct.  

A number of key collaborators were involved in the early stages of this project, including designer Ben Mauro, co-executive producer Lauren Beck, costume builder Julien Richard, sound designer Pascal Bonifay, the immensely talented team at Hectic Electric (led by Robbert Lubken and Marc Kubinga), and aerial photography by Evidence Productions.

Here are a number of images and videos we created: 

Here are a few of the images from our five-day shoot in late May, 2012.  Locations are in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 

... and the five short films that we created, here.  Full production credits for this project can be found at the very bottom of the page.

The slide below shows the route K and I took together to develop this project.  It's probably my favorite image from the work we've done together so far.

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Production Credits

JAMES LAWLER Productions presents a film Written and Directed by K-MICHEL PARANDI

Producers: James Lawler & K-Michel Parandi
Executive Producer: Virgil Price
Co-Executive Producer: Lauren Beck

Production Design & Concept Artist: Ben Mauro - Design art work: K-Michel Parandi & Ben Mauro - Costume Production Design: Julien Richard
Dialogue: K-Michel Parandi & Jack Coulton
Music and Sound Design: Pascal Bonifay (AOC/BOC)

First Assistant Director: Etan Harwayne-Gidansky
Second Assistant Director: Ramde Serolf
Assistant Producer: Paul Jarret
Unit Production Manager: Adam Benlifer

Production Coordinator: Dann Ramirez
Director's Assistant: Louis Papaloizou

Director Of Photography: Ray Flynn

Cast: Max Kaminsky NYPC: Justin Campbell - Parker: NYPC Chris Beetem - Bodyjacker: Nathan Owen - Young NYPC cop: Tommy Walker - NYPC hungry cop: Mike Falcon / Waitress: Kim Allen - Rami: Roberto Lopez
Thief: Louis Paploizou - MPF Narc: Toby Wilson

Camera Operators: K-Michel Parandi & Ray Flynn
First Assistant Camera: Violetta D'Agata
Second Assistant Camera: Christopher Bye
DIT: Drew Ravani & Stephen Dirkes
Aerial Photography: Marcin Nadolni & Toby Wilson

Steadicam: Amar Ioudarene
Editing Assistants: Max Smith & Tom Klane
Sound Design: Pascal Bonifay & Fabrice Smadja
Audio: AOC/BOC (M. Letaconnoux - S. Weinberg - L. Jokiel - B Mora - M. Singer)
Voice Talents: Kate Clark - Billy-Bob Thompson- Roberto Serrini - Kim Bonifay - Mia Bonifay

Storyboard: Andrew Wendel
Art Dept: Nick Tong - Brian Rzepka - Nola Denett - Nicole Eure
Wardrobe: Marina Lelchuk

VFX by Hectic Electric Amsterdam
VFX Producers: Mark Kubbinga & Patty Veestra
VFX Supervisor: Robbert Lubken
Post Production Services by Moon Dog Edit - New York, in Association with Violet Creative
Colorist: Blasé Theodore 
Gaffer: Raina Oberlin

Best Boy Electric: Matt Kessler
Second Electric: Noah Chamis
Third Electric: Brendon Swift
Forth Electric: Albert Phaneuf
Driver / Swing: Rebekka Bjornosdottir
G&E Intern: Deanna Covello - Jack Buckley
Key Grip: Stratton Bailey
Best Boy Grip: Will Gottlieb
Third Grip: Adam Barbay
Forth Grip: Matt Garland
Rig Gaffer: David Duktus

Sound Department: Brian Flood - Oliver Rush

Stunt Coordinator: Roberto Lopez
Stunts: Luciano Acuna - Kenny Wong

Associate Producer: Ray Flynn

Production Assistants: Anthony Salvatori - Curtis Yarlborough - Victor Trejo - Christopher Duchene - Pierre Tissot - Grady Daub - Chelsea Moore - Angel Martinez - Ben Budde - Aldo Rodriguez - Chris Gautsh - Benjamin Budd - Angel Paredes

Drivers & Production Assistants: Patrick Chen - Mikhail Chernikov - Stewart Resmer - Alexander Bragg - Stephen Mitchell - Aido Rodriguez - Ryan Hawk

Still Photographer: Simon Briand

Special Thanks To: Channing Tatum - Reid Carolin - Sandy Morhouse - Rory Haines - Sohrab Noshirvani - Micah Sherman - Hoke Hokansen - Jill McDermid - Rafael Childress - Jon Darman - Brian Zingale - Remi Liebert