Category - Extras

ON THE CUSP (Behind the Scenes)

Tommy Cuba, a renowned skateboarder from Newark, NJ, who has competed in numerous tournaments and been profiled in top skating magazines. He is one of the founders of “Shorty’s Skate Park,” built by hand from scraps, which became a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Despite a motherless...

Yuri Alves Newark Film Showcase feat. GRIND & ON THE CUSP

Yuri Alves Newark Film Showcase feat. GRIND & ON THE CUSP On October 14, 2017, close to 500 people jammed the CityPlex12 Newark Cinemas for the Yuri Alves Newark Film Showcase, featuring the red carpet advance screenings of GRIND (feat. Robert Wilmote) and ON THE CUSP (feat. Tommy Cuba) – each award-winning short...

My Magical Train Ride

MY MAGICAL TRAIN RIDE This holiday season one frustrated and train-obsessed boy woke up to an unforgettable adventure. Featuring Lucas Sanchez-Arellano, Gabrielle Camargo, The Polar Express Train Ride, Santa Claus and elves… Special thanks: The Polar Express Train Ride, Whippany, NJ (Morristown & Erie Railway) NY...

GRIND (Behind the Scenes)

EXTRAS | GRIND Behind the Scenes Exclusive video of the award-winning film GRIND behind the scenes, featuring Newark native Robert Wilmote and directed by Yuri Alves. GRIND is a format-bending short film featuring Robert Wilmote, a Liberian refugee forced to flee the most drastic and terrible circumstances imaginable...

DreamPlay TV Sneak Preview Event

EXTRAS | DREAMPLAY TV Sneak Preview NEWARK, NJ On October 04, 2017, DreamPlay Media’s Co-Founder and Managing Producer, Igor Alves, Co-Founder Yuri Alves and the DreamPlay Media team, unveiled a powerful vision for world-class, local storytelling with global appeal. The event featured a 20 minute sneak preview...

TAP WITH ME feat. Maurice Chestnut (Behind the Scenes)

EXTRAS | TAP WITH ME Behind the Scenes Exclusive TAP WITH ME behind the scenes video, featuring tap dancer extraordinaire and Newark native Maurice Chestnut directed by Yuri Alves. The short dance film co-stars dancer Ryan Douglas in a romantic story of love, daydreaming, dancing and a library. Cameo musical performances...

ARCADE WARS

Arcade Wars Two players compete hard at a movie theater arcade in New Jersey. When the stakes get raised, expectations get flipped. It’s not just a game.  Featuring Phil Mazo and Kelvin Nova. Created by Phil Mazo Produced by: Phil Mazo, Yuri Alves Cinematography: Yuri Alves, Mike Gomes Editing and Sound design by...

PORTUGAL’S EUROCUP GLORY IN NEWARK

PORTUGAL EUROCUP GLORY IN NEWARK Long frustrated Portuguese soccer fans finally had reason to cheer during the Euro2016 championship in France. This is the story of Portugal’s improbable 2-week journey to glory, through the anticipation and joy of one community of supporters… in Newark, New Jersey (Ironbound)...

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