NYC is an extremely populated city that is home to over 8 million people, yet many people describe feeling lonely in New York City. Paul Riccio's visual monologue '8,336,615 (New York)' explores the city and all of its paradoxes.
Imagery in Riccio's short film includes shots of people boarding trains, playing music on the street, dancing and playing sports, all of which are activities that can be conducted alone, while being surrounded by others who you may not necessarily be interacting with.
The artful film explores concepts like the struggles that so many people face alone, without realizing that they are universal problems faced by many. This is a beautiful narrative on human nature and living in a big city.