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An upcoming documentary by Arielle Tayar and Ashley Benzwie
U R Not Alone Movie
Brooklyn, New York
United States
2 Team Members
U R Not Alone is a sponsored project of Sheffield Doc/Fest

**U R Not Alone is still in production, and undergoing developmental changes since the beginning of our process.  If you have any information regarding our subject- don’t hesitate to contact us! We want to tell the full story!

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What We Need

We need YOUR contributions to help us with:

Continuing production costs, legal stuff to keep us kosher, post production - editing, sound, color correction, and scoring, festival submissions, marketing stuff... it's very expensive to make a movie! Every dollar helps - plus, check out our supercool perks! 

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute financially, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

If you can't spare some cash, there are plenty of other ways you can help.

Just spread the word! Share this link with all your friends! If you have a blog, post about us! U R not alone, and we don't want to be either! If you're a writer or know one WRITE ABOUT us!

Tweet about us! @urnotalonemovie

Like us on facebook!

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Email us! info@urnotalonemovie.com OR visit urnotalonemovie.com

About the Team

Launching Our Campaign LIVE!

photo: Andrew Bisdale 

Ashley Benzwie is a Brooklyn based artist. She earned a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in installation, sculpture and moving image from NYU. After graduating with honors, she moved to Berlin on a whim. She was quickly seduced by the city, where she co-founded two artist collectives: Ideenfabrik – a group that focuses on exhibition and group performance, and Hans and Gloria – a collective that annually assembles a music festival that has drawn a significant international following. She received a grant from the city of Berlin for her documentary Drinnen Ist Ein Vögel (Inside There is a Bird), and has also produced, directed, and edited short films and exhibitions such as Wie Marmelade, Anthon’s Experiment, and If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now. She currently works as an editor at Nickelodeon and works out of a shared studio space in Long Island City. She is passionate about collaboration, and becoming part of a community through her work, rather than just observing it.     

Arielle Tayar is a co-owner and producer at SIE Company - a grassroots live performance group working primarily on site-specific and documentary performance methods. She also co-owns Ashby & Me Productions, where she is currently producing the feature documentary film, U R Not Alone. She is the producer of THREADS (New York, NY - December, 2011), In Loving Memory (Berlin, Germany - July, 2011), and she heads the children’s drama program at Camp Kimama - an international youth movement in Israel.  She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, and divides her time between freelance acting, producing, directing, and editing work. She is a recent graduate of The New School’s theater program. U R Not Alone is her first feature film production.  

Trailer Extra Credits


  • "Wild Child" - Robin Sukroso
  • Other Muscial themes by ËGÄ
  • And some incidental Radio music from Led Zeppelin! Thanks guys!

Sound  Brian Wertheim

Color   Scott Schweizer

Special Thanks Emily Diego, Eden Tayar, Benjie Degroot, Tim Adams, Joshua Benzwie, Andrew Bisdale Photography,  Jungle Fires, Your Sister's Canary




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    Love & Hugs

    We will be forever grateful for your contribution and you will have good karma, also.

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    Digital Download!

    a digital download of the complete film upon its release! THANKS!

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    Hugs@U R Not Alone-The party

    Not only will you get a hug, you'll be able to hug us at "U R Not Alone" - The party, for free! You will receive free admission to our dance party at the end of May in Brooklyn, NY with a special voucher we will email!

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    love, admission, CREDIT!

    Not only will karma be on your side at the best dance party Brooklyn will ever see, we will also mention your name in the credits list at the end of our film! YOU'RE GONNA BE FAMOUS!

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    fame and.. TOTE BAGS

    parties and credit, oh my - plus your very own U R Not Alone canvas tote bag designed especially for you, and delivered to your home!

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    Poster + DVD

    thank you doesn’t even begin to cover it. all of the above plus a signed movie poster and DVD. kings and queens, all of you.

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    Joe & U 4ever

    here is where it get’s interesting. Send us a pic of yourself, Arielle and/or Ashley will make you your very own “Joe and me” portrait. I mean, c’ mon, who doesn’t want that?

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    Joe & Me TOTE surprise

    okay, okay, fine - we’ll put your “Joe & Me” portrait on your tote bag too...

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    At Your Service

    DUDE. we are so excited that we also want to offer you one of the many services we are capable of providing: for example we can: edit your short video, give you a photo shoot, babysit your children for a night, give you 1 free acting lesson, design your business card. Just take your pick, and it’s done.

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    We love you, like a lot. So much that we want to invite you to our NYC premier, and give you and a +1 VIP love all night long. (travel expenses not included, but drinks are!)

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    WOW! Producer & a lil' diddy

    You’re in - Producer Cred. all the way. so many perks, you won’t even know what to do with yourself but wait - there’s more. Arielle will write and record an original song/rap ALL ABOUT YOU. That’s right move over Lola and Delilah. It’s your time to shine. (caution: she can’t actually play instruments, but she rhymes real good.)

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    Producer + ARTbyASHBY

    Srsly. You shouldn’t have.. but boy are we glad you did! IMDB will know your name, but now you will also receive an original piece of art work by Ashley Benzwie herself. Who knew she could make movies AND other cool art.

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