“WHY CAN’T WE GET ALONG” (2018) - a rag & bone films production
rag & bone presents “Why Can’t We Get Along”, a ‘rag & bone Films’ Production starring Kate Mara and Ansel Elgort.

The new short film, which was shot in one day, features an eclectic mix of talent from the worlds of cinematography, music, choreography, dance, and film. Alongside Elgort and Mara, rag & bone tapped eight members of the American Ballet Theater, three HipLet Ballerinas, YouTube sensation Kandi Reign, and three members of Bulletrun Parkour.

Benjamin Millepied co-directed the new rag & bone Films production alongside Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington as well as celebrated cinematographer Darius Khondji to explore the medium of film while shifting perspectives for the viewer.

The track overlay, produced exclusively for rag & bone by Thom Yorke creates a feeling of friction, which is paralleled by the movement of the cast of characters.

Khondji worked closely with camera rig veteran, Tony Hill to deliver a film which seamlessly choreographs not only the dancers and actors featured, but also the cameras used.


Co-Directors: Benjamin Millepied, Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington
Director of Photography: Darius Khondji
Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Music: Thom Yorke

Lead Cast
Kate Mara
Ansel Elgort

Supporting Cast
Shane "Sage" Samuels
Donielle "D Bigga Swindles" Cheatham
Kareem "Reaper" Small
Alexandre Hammoudi
April Giangeruso
Betsy McBride
Breanne Granlund
Elina Miettinen
Patrick Frenette
Nia Parker
Camryn Taylor
Kandi Reign

Executive Producer: Marcus Wainwright
Executive Creative Producer: Marissa Kraxberger
Producers: Candice Hernstad, Garrett Fennelly and Taryn Nagle

Editor: Will Towne at Modern Post
Color: Tim Masick at Co3
Music Director: Kris Bones
1st Assistant Director: Brennan Brooks
2nd Assistant Director: Antonio Dunston

Concept: Aaron Duffy
Creative Partner: SpecialGuest (Aaron Duffy, Cedric Gairard, Tazri Afrin, Eddy Choi, Lauren Moroz, and Danielle Duclos)
Rig Master: Tony Hill
Production company: 1stAveMachine

Shot on location at Greenpoint Terminal, Brooklyn NY

Special Thanks to:
Peter Hess at CAA
Katie Krell Slater at WME
Thomas Marquardt at ICM
Christopher D. Macdougall
American Ballet Theater
Thom Yorke
Kris Bones
Cheryl Taylor AT CMDC School
Tony Hill
Nadia Lesy at Bullettrun
Eryka Clayton
Emma Polgar at Hand & AssOciates