Hours before the latest U.S. travel ban goes into effect, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “music film” for the popular Hamilton mixtake track, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” dropped.
According to NPR, the video “was launched to help promote fundraising for the Immigrant: We Get The Job Done Coalition, a group of immigrant-rights non-profits based throughout the U.S. As part of that effort, Miranda is asking fans to post videos of themselves performing songs from Hamilton, in the spirit of the wildly successful Ice Bucket Challenge.” See #Ham4All for some of those posts.
Released yesterday, the video has already passed a million views on YouTube. Despite the video being about appreciating all immigrants, many of the social media comments are understandably political and/or polemic, dealing more with illegal immigration in particular. (The latest travel ban isn’t pro-immigration / anti-illegal immigration, though.)
Director: Tomás Whitmore
Producers: Kimberly Stuckwisch and Melora Donoghue
Executive Producers: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Rodriguez, Kimberly Stuckwisch, and Ian Blair
Production Company: Diktator
DP: Drew Bienemann
Production Designer: Spencer Graves
Steadicam: Alex Kornreich
Editors: Tomás Whitmore and Alexander Aquino
Costume Designer: Christina Flannery
Casting Director: Michael Beaudry
Visual FX: Giant Propeller
Color: MPC LA
Post Sound: Unbridled Sound