Michael and Marisa – Your Story is Powerful

Posted in Uncategorized on October 11, 2014 by Michael and Marisa

michaelMarisa Your Story is Powerful

Hi! We are Michael and Marisa, and we are spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying is a cause that we care about deeply. We know that a lot of kids feel like they are all alone, and that nothing will change.

We are here to say that things can change. We are here to encourage you to be a part of that change by sharing your story with us. It can be a story about how you were bullied, or maybe a story about how you helped someone going through a bullying situation.

Sharing your story is a powerful way to let others know that this is an issue that has heartbreaking impact. It also shows kids that they are not alone, that people do care, and things do change.

Oh, and the really cool part is that selected stories will be posted to this website. Even more cool is that one story will be selected at random to receive a 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air!* Yeah, we think that is pretty awesome too!

 

Are you ready to share your story with us?

  1. First, watch our video

2. Next, read these guidelines:
Students entering must be between 13-18 years of age.
Submit stories from October 1-31, 2014.
Entries should be submitted online.
Parent permission is required.
The selected story will be announced in early November 2014.

2.Now, Share your story!

 

We would love for you to visit our website, MichaelandMarisa.com

Watch our bullying video “The Same”

Source: www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/tab/you-are-not-alone/young-stars/#michael_marisa

WICKED LOCAL: “Teen Duo’s Song ‘The Same’ Featured In Anti-Bullying Documentary Film

Posted in News, Press on April 13, 2012 by Michael and Marisa


Click HERE to read the full article!

BEAUTIFUL COMEBACK CALL TO ACTION!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 20, 2012 by Michael and Marisa


We wrote the song “Beautiful Comeback” because everyone has that feeling of failing sometimes, but after a failure, there is an opportunity to come back stronger. That’s what we call a “Beautiful Comeback”.

We are doing a worldwide launch surrounding “Beautiful Comeback” to help put an end to bullying! Click HERE to listen to “Beautiful Comeback” and see how you can get involved!

“Beautiful Comeback” Video Shoot

Posted in Music, News, Uncategorized, Video on January 7, 2012 by Michael and Marisa

We just shot a new music video for our next single “Beautiful Comeback” and we can’t wait for you to see it! We shot the video at Turner Hill, which is a mansion in Massachusetts in the middle of horse country (any horse riders will REALLY like this one!). We had such a great time shooting it with Stokes Nielson (of The Lost Trailers from Nashville) who not only directed the video but also co-wrote and produced the song with us. Below is a little behind the scenes interview with both of us and some photos of us during the shoot!

J-14 Premier: “That’s How We Do It” Official Video

Posted in Music, News, Press, Uncategorized, Video on December 9, 2011 by Michael and Marisa



J-14 has premiered our brand new video for our new single “That’s How We Do It”!

It’s about Boston swag and what it’s like to walk through our city streets. People in other cities will relate!

Watch it above and let us know what you think! Also, you can read the rest of the feature HERE!

Original Song “It’s Like That” Music Video

Posted in Uncategorized, Video on November 23, 2011 by Michael and Marisa

We had so much fun making this video last summer!  Our goal was to make a video that would get across the feeling we wrote about in our original song, “It’s Like That”.  Please don’t worry about us when you watch this.  No band members were harmed during the making of this music video.

Happy 100th Anniversary Girl Scouts!

Posted in General, Music, News, Press on November 10, 2011 by Michael and Marisa


Wow! There was no denying we were in “Girltopia”! The Los Angeles Expo Center was transformed into a plushy, carpeted, pink and purple girly world for over 12,000 Girl Scouts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organization. The white wall to wall carpeting extended in every direction as far as the eye could see. Our friends at Justine Magazine were the first to welcome us inviting us to chill on their plushy bean bag chairs.

The Mayor of Girltopia was Madison De La Garza, sister of Demi Lovato, best known for her role as Juanita Solis on “Desperate Housewives”. She was a lot of fun to hang with in the green room and told us how she loves to play her part because she can act out and be fresh, which is not something she would ever do in real life.

(with Madison De La Garza)

It was amazing to walk around and see so many of the girl scouts wearing our Michael and Marisa bracelets coming up to us saying they recognize us from J-14 magazine. There was a panel of girls talking about teen issues that included Josie Lauren from “Make it or Break it” and “Madison High”‘s Katherine McNamara, who we got to chat with a bit and who was super nice.

(with Katherine McNamara)

Drew Seely entertained as well to screaming girls hearing the voice behind the Zac Efron character in High School Musical.

(with Drew Seely)

We want to thank the Girl Scouts organization for having us perform as well as the hundreds of girls who came to our meet and greet after our show. It was awesome to meet you!! The Girl Scouts of America ran a fantastic event and we were glad to be a part of it!!

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