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HitRECords collaborative coalition of artists andwriters are making history with The TinyBook of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, a collection of innovative crowd-sourcedcreative projects that pushes the limits of originality, cooperation,imagination, and inspiration. HitRECord, a grassrootscreative collective founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known worldwide forhis performances in (500) Days of Summer and Inception, is aforum where thousands of artists worldwide share work and contribute to theirpeers projects in writing, music, videos, illustration, and beyond. AlongsideDean Haspiels ACT-I-VATE, a groundbreaking comicscollective, and the photographer JRs Inside Out Project, hitRECordis a haven for budding creatives. Now, the collectivehas edited together its most promising stories and illustrations to serve asits face in introducing the world to a new generation of talent, in The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.
“With more than 40,000 participants working together to create short films, music, art or stories, Joseph Gordon-Levitts hitRECord offers a creative opportunity for fresh talent to team together and expose their art.” Time magazine
From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1
The universe is not made of atoms; its made of tiny stories.
To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE—directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Gordon-Levitt culled, edited and curated over 8,500 contributions into this finely tuned collection of original art from 67 contributors. Reminiscent of the 6-Word Memoir series, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will next be seen in 50/50, a comedy directed by Jonathan Levine and also starring Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard. He will then star in the action thriller Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp, who also co-wrote the script. He recently wrapped production on Looper, for which he reunited with his Brick director, Rian Johnson, and will star opposite Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt, and is currently in production on The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment in the Batman series, which will be directed by Christopher Nolan. Gordon-Levitt was also recently cast as Robert Todd Lincoln in the film Lincoln alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones, which will be directed by Steven Spielberg.
Gordon-Levitt's additional film credits include Christopher Nolan's Academy Award-nominated action-drama Inception, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotiallard and Ellen Page; Hesher, directed by Spencer Susser with Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson (Sundance Film Festival 2010); Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer, also starring Zooey Deschanel, for which he received Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award and People's Choice Award nominations; the global action hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for director Stephen Sommers; Spike Lee's World War II drama Miracle At St. Anna; the controversial drama Stop-Loss, in which he starred with Ryan Phillippe under the direction of Kimberly Peirce; and the crime drama The Lookout, which marked Scott Frank's directorial debut. In addition, Gordon-Levitt has received widespread praise for his performances in such independent features as John Madden's Killshot with Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke; Lee Daniels' Shadowboxer; Rian Johnson's award-winning debut film, Brick; Mysterious Skin for writer/director Gregg Araki; and Manic with Don Cheadle.
Early in his career, Gordon-Levitt won a Young Artist Award for his first major role, in Robert Redford's drama A River Runs Through It. He went on to co-star in Angels In The Outfield, The Juror, Halloween H20 and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Gordon-Levitt is also well known to television audiences for his starring role on NBC's award-winning comedy series "3rd Rock from the Sun." During his six seasons on the show, he won two YoungStar Awards and also shared in three Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Comedy Series Ensemble. Following the series, Gordon-Levitt took a short break from acting to attend Columbia University.
Gordon-Levitt founded and directs an open collaborative production company called hitRECord comprised of an online community of thousands of artists from all over the world. Time magazine writes that hitRECord "has blossomed into a full-blown hive-mind of creativity. With more than 40,000 participants working together to create short films, music, art or stories, hitRECord offers a creative opportunity for fresh talent to team together and expose their art."
The company presented evenings of short film and live entertainment at Sundance 2010 and SxSW 2010, went on a tour of six top colleges last autumn, published the Tiny Book Of Tiny Stories for the holidays, will launch another college tour this spring, and release a DVD/book/CD called RECollection volume 1 this fall. A budding writer/director in the more traditional sense, as well, Gordon-Levitt adapted the Elmore Leonard short story Sparks into a 24-minute short film that screened at Sundance 2009.