CONVERSE PREMIERES PUBLIC ACCESS
THE SERIES STARS MILEY CYRUS AND MAISIE WILLIAMS, PRESENTS THE VOICE AND VISION OF TODAY’S YOUTH
Converse celebrates the daring spirit of today’s youth through Public Access, a show that expresses the voice and vision of youth culture. The series will debut on Twitter beginning September 5th at 6:00 PM EST.
Public Access, a creative platform for big ideas and diverse voices, brings together a community to celebrate today’s youth who are changing culture through their bold creations and storytelling. Through the mixed media program, exceptional youth, who when given the opportunity to rise up, challenge the status quo and plant the seeds of change, then gather to discuss their passions and their movements.
Converse crowned, Miley Cyrus and Maisie Williams, symbols of today’s generation, and invited each to collaborate with the brand to co-create and host their own Public Access episode. The organic format and open forum allows for each host to express themselves by engaging with their community in their own authentic way.
With the help of their friends — a mix of artists, innovators, activists, and young visionaries — each host reflects on their aspirations, challenges and what in today’s moving culture matters most to them.
Miley Cyrus’ episode proves that a youthful spirit is not defined by age and features veteran women in the mix like 81-year old circus stunt performer Carla Wallenda (of the renowned Flying Wallendas), as well as, a 66-year old pole dancing champion, Greta Pontarelli, a 66-year-old pole dancing champion. In addition, she is joined by her sister, Noah Cyrus, 23-year-old singer Amine, comedian Brandon Wardell, rapper and singer from Compton Buddy, and 19-year-old inventor Ann Makosinski.
Maisie Williams’ Public Access show features groundbreaking actors Millie Bobby Brown and Amandla Stenberg, along with R&B singer Syd, 17-year old Chef Flynn McGarry, and activists who are outspoken regardless of age.
Exploring tools that inspire movements, Converse will exclusively premiere the Public Access episodes with the world through streams on Twitter the first week of September, bringing together the unique video series with real-time fan conversation and reaction through a Twitter timeline experience.
Public Access will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices globally. Fans will be able to access the stream at converse.twitter.com or via @Converse. Following the Public Access debut on Twitter, each episode will be available to share and watch via Youtube.com/Converse and Facebook.com/Converse.
Segments were directed by Andrew Barchuilon, styled by Ian Bradley, and photographed by Tyler Mitchell.
Public Access Twitter Live Schedule:
Maisie on September 5th @6:00PM EST/ YT and FB on September 6th.
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About Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is a singer-songwriter, actress, artist and philanthropist. With five #1 albums including her 2013 GRAMMY- nominated album Bangerz, which went Platinum in the U.S., five sold out world tours and almost 30 million tracks sold, Cyrus is one of the most influential artists in pop culture. She is one of the most searched artists in Internet history with over 160 million digital platform subscribers and over 3 billion video views. Cyrus’ sixth studio album, Younger Now, will be released on September 29, with debut single “Malibu” nominated for Best Pop at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. This September she will return as a coach for the 13th season of NBC’s “The Voice” which premieres on September 25th.
About Maisie Williams
Maisie Williams was born on April 15, 1997. She is best known for her role as Arya Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is nearing the close of its seventh season. The role has earned her two Portal awards, in 2012 for best supporting actress and best young actor in television – the youngest actor to achieve this and was followed in 2013, by the Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor. In 2014, she was named as one of the UK’s international screen stars of tomorrow and also won The Entertainment Weekly’s award for best Supporting actress. At the beginning 0f 2015 Maisie picked up a European Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival for her role in Carol Morley’s feature The Falling. In 2016, She received the London Critic’s Circle Award for Best Young performer and The Evening Standard Rising Star Award for the same role. Her portrayal of teenager Casey, in Channel 4’s CyberBully, prompted critical acclaim and a BAFTA nomination for best single drama. Maisie has also starred in Netflix’ first UK original feature IBoy opposite Bill Milner and directed by Adam Randall. Maisie has recently wrapped Aardman’s Early Man, with Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redymayne & Departures starring Asa Butterfield. Maisie is currently shooting Marvel’s X Men: New Mutants alongside Anya Taylor Joy, Charlie Heaton and directed by Josh Boone. Maisie has recently launched a production company: Daisy Chain Productions and has produced their first production: a short film Stealing Silver.