NON-FICTION PROJECTS

SHORT FILM | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

Trailer to the award-winning short film "Grind" directed by Yuri Alves. This format-bending profile of Robert Wilmote reveals the story of a Liberian refugee forced to flee the most drastic and terrible circumstances imaginable. Having narrowly escaped the ravages of war in Africa, Robert’s struggles continue in the U.S. when he succumbs to the gangster lifestyle, only to become a convicted felon. At his absolute bottom, Robert knew he was meant for greater good. Through dramatic reenactments, featuring Robert himself, we discover how Robert's passion for fitness and helping others empowered him to transcend a life of violence and become a living legend.

SHORT FILM | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

Trailer to the award-winning documentary film "On the Cusp" directed by Yuri Alves. Tommy Cuba, a renowned skateboarder from Newark, 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, has become a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Despite a motherless childhood, Tommy owns a timeless joy for life and generosity of spirit that captivates all those around him. Yet, his deliberately insulated world cannot prepare him for the looming forces of change.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

This short documentary explores the melancholic music of Portugal known as "fado", renowned for expressing the unique sentiment of "saudade," and designated as an UNESCO world cultural asset. Nathalie Pires, the first American fado singer to tour internationally, reveals her origins, passions, and fears, while her fado godmother, the legendary Anita Guerreiro, and oldest touring "fadista" in the world, reflects on her epic career. The film includes intimate yet sweeping performances from these inter-generational ambassadors of a musical art form that mesmerizes audiences worldwide.

NIKE SPEC COMMERCIAL | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

"You have to find something deep in your heart that will make you change."

Featuring Bodybuilding Champion: Robert Wilmote Cinematographer: Mike Gomes Editor: Yuri Alves Original Music: Benjamin Zecker Colorist: Alex Maclean Music Supervisor | Re-Recording Mix: Mert Ozcan Shot on the RED Dragon + Elite Anamorphic Primes | 4K

AWARD WINNING PSA FILM | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize, students in Newark, NJ echo words from MLK's "Drum Major Instinct" speech, inspired by his timeless message of love and service as a means to greatness.

MUSIC VIDEO | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

An uncompromising and titillating journey into the "Inferno", a visceral netherworld on the edge of chaos and delirium, featuring Brick City Riot (DJ Mavric and Carlos Ferreira). Directed by Yuri Alves. Animation by Miguel Rodrigues, "Endarkened". Music by We Are Rockstars, "Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Brick City Riot Remix". Additional Music by Rui Abrunheiro. Poem by W. B. Yeats, "The Second Coming" - Narrated by Tom O'Bedlam. 

FASHION FILM | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

An exclusive look at musician Sky Ferreira and legendary photographer Mick Rock's collaboration on Contentmode's issue #5 Photo Shoot.