Category - Behind the Scenes

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...

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...

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...

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...

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