Dream a Little Dream: A Film for Your New Year

published Dec 31, 2018
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Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!

On this pivotal day of our year I thought it would be nice to step back and air something again that is close to my heart and which represents my highest aspirations for the company: helping people to live better on any budget and at any age. While we center on the youthful part of life, the lessons are evergreen.

So here it is. Way back in 2014 we celebrated our tenth year and, feeling particularly youthful, we decided to make a short film for fun inspired by YOU ALL, Woody Allen, Charlie Chaplin and this amazing song by The von Trapps & Pink Martini. We invite you to take a few minutes to watch and send it to your friends. Full credits are below.

Best, Maxwell Ryan
CEO & Founder

Directed by
Alex Merkin

Conceived by

Maxwell Ryan

Produced by

Rebecca Blumhagen


Christopher Domig

Nicole Rodenburg

Collin Smith

Karis Danish

Director of Photography

Lukasz Pruchnik

Production Designer

Theron Long

Assistant Camera

Derek Schelling

Additional Photography/B-Unit

Jessica Earnshaw


Alex Merkin


Pedro Vivas Hernández

Production Driver

Roan Bibby

Production Supervisor

Karis Danish


“Dream a Little Dream of Me”

Music by Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt

Lyrics by Gus Kahn

Performed by Pink Martini & The von Trapps

Courtesy of Heinz Records

Song available on this great album!

(Image credit: The Von Trapps)