FOR EVERY ONE

THIS LETTER IS BEING WRITTEN
from a place of raw honesty and love
but not at all
a place of expertise
on how to make
your dreams come true.”

JASON REYNOLDS

  • Director - Dan Buyanovsky
  • Cinematographer - Mikul Eriksson
  • Production - lowkey
  • 1st Assistant Camera - Celeste Barbosa
  • 2nd Assistant Camera - Clarisse Calahan
  • Gaffer - Jesse Lee
  • Key Grip - Chris Hartsell
  • Fisher Tech - Scott Odgers
  • Sound Mixer - Manuel Lopez
  • Studio Tech - Fernando Espiritusanto
  • Production Assistant - Reed Jackson
  • Original Score - Greg Borodulin
  • Colorist - Lucas Alvarado-Farrar
  • Designers - Chris Kitahara and Chengxi Tian
  • Animators - Nathan Mallon, Spencer Wainacht, and Dixon Wong
  • Thanks - Elena Giovinazzo, Candace Greene McManus, Jason Dravis and Thunder Studios

826 National and Jason Reynolds are proud to partner to connect For Every One
to classrooms and students across the country as a part of 826 Digital.

A PLACE WORTH BEING

This prompt from Jason
Reynolds asks students to think
of themselves as a place, turning
their body and mind into an
environment through writing.

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826 NATIONAL

826 is the largest youth writing network in the
country. 826 National amplifies the impact of our
national network of youth writing and publishing
centers, and the words of young authors. We
serve as an international proof point for writing
as a tool for young people to ignite and channel
their creativity, explore identity, advocate for
themselves and their community, and achieve
academic and professional success. We work
towards a country in which the power and the joy
of writing is accessible to every student in every
classroom.

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ABOUT

JASON
REYNOLDS

Jason Reynolds is The New York Times
best-selling author of All American Boys,
the Track series, Long Way Down, For
Everyone
, and Miles Morales-Spiderman.

He is an American author who writes
novels and poetry for young adult and
middle-grade audiences, including Ghost,
a National Book Award Finalist for
Young People's Literature.

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THE PROJECT

FOR EVERY ONE, AS A PIECE OF
writing, started as something personal.
It was like constructing a personal
amusement park stocked with all the
things that scare and excite me. A place
for me to laugh and cry with no
guarantee of a prize at the end. But
since writing it almost ten years ago,
it's become a prize in and of itself. This
visual component is simply an
extension of that. An offering to all the
people in the middle of building their
personal amusement parks right now.”

JASON REYNOLDS

JASON'S POEM TOUCHES ON SO MANY
of the hopes and insecurities
creative people endure in their
journeys. To adapt it into a film is to
make it a re-watchable resource, but
the power of Jason’s words make this
work timeless. Everyone who
contributed - creatives across
disciplines, from different backgrounds -
connected with and wanted to amplify
Jason’s message, and I hope it
resonates with anyone at their own
crossroads.”

DAN BUYANOVSKY, DIRECTOR