American clothing brand, Gap has launched their latest film, “Bridging the Gap,” directed, cast and styled by Edward Enninful as a tribute to American culture. The film’s cast was carefully selected as representatives who champion and embody the ideals of American optimism. The iconic Gap basic white t-shirt serves as a blank canvas for each of the cast to take and make their own, offering a glimpse at how their differences unite them.
The cast sings “Sunny” by Boney M., which conveys a message of optimism as a direct nod to the film’s concept, while each dances to their own rhythm displaying their individuality, and then come together as a symbol of unity.
Actress Priyanka Chopra:
“Bridging the Gap’ is exactly what the world needs right now, there are so many gaps in this world that need to be bridged and filled. The most important one for me is empowering women, women need to be given an opportunity to stand on their feet and do the best they can for themselves,” said Chopra.
Recording artist Wiz Khalifa:
“To me, ‘Bridging the Gap’ means making diversity more acceptable, by making it okay to look or act different. I do that by being myself,” said Khalifa.
Other cast members included model and activist Adwoa Aboah, model Maria Borges, Olympic champion fencer Miles Chamley-Watson, theater, film and television actor Jonathan Groff, model Fernanda Ly, model Lineisy Montero, model Ellen Rosa, model and Instagram star Jasmine Sanders, actress and model Yara Shahidi, and model and designer Alek Wek.
The film is supplemented by a ‘Making Of’ video created by The Madbury Club featuring Enninful and the cast sharing their thoughts on what it means to bridge the gap and offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the film’s creation.