A Short History of the Highrise, Part One: Mud

A Short History of the Highrise, Part One: Mud

| 4 min

In the first installment, "Mud" traces the historical roots of the residential highrise, from the biblical Tower of Babel to the tenement buildings of New York. The film is narrated by singer-songwriter Feist, and is directed by Katerina Cizek in collaboration with the New York Times.

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Credits
  • narrator
    Feist
  • director
    Katerina Cizek
  • writer
    Katerina Cizek
  • editor
    Katerina Cizek
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • coordinating producer
    Kathleen Lingo
  • series researcher
    Lindsay Crouse
  • animation producer
    Sarah Arruda
  • animation - creative director
    Alex Wittholz
  • animation
    Matt Brushett
  • illustrations
    Felix Wittholz
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Jason Spingarn-Koff
  • sound editor
    Janine White
  • visual researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Jivan Nagra
  • photo archivist
    Jeff Roth
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • production coordinator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
    Rachel Punwassie
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • media assets manager
    Cassandra Gardiner
    Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam
  • voice recording engineer
    Steve Blair
  • sound mixing
    Ian Rodness
  • advisor
    Deborah Cowen
    Miles Glendinning
    Robin LeBaron
    Graeme Stewart
  • creative consultant
    Sean Dixon