Written and Composed by R. Kelly
Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. and R. Kelly
Executive Producer: Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc.
From the album Invincible, released October 30, 2001
Released as a single December 3, 2001
THE SHORT FILM
Director: Nicholas Brandt
Production Locations: Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Mare Island Bridge/Vallejo, California; San Francisco, California; Petaluma, California; Pescadero State Beach, California; The Redwood National Forest, California
Michael Jackson’s short film for “Cry” was one of two short films produced for recordings from Invincible, Michael’s sixth album as an adult solo performer. As a single, “Cry” reached the Top 40 in six countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, France and The Netherlands.
The simple, impactful “Cry” short film features people of different ages and ethnic backgrounds holding hands across natural landmarks in California and Nevada, in keeping with the song’s message of unity and harmony. As with the short film to “Heal the World,” Michael does not appear in “Cry.”