At the beginning of the Covid and quarantine, we wanted to put our creative inclinations to help an industry that would suffer the most: the local small business restaurants. We came up with Art Feeds the Spirit and Nourishes the Soul. The idea is simple: Celebrities, athletes, artists and locals will make content that is a shout out to their favorite local neighborhood restaurants. We then put all these videos together into a show, which can then raise funding for various non-profits that support restaurant workers and local businesses. The videos can lift their spirits and provide much needed financial support.
THE FIRST VIDEO: GANGSTERS IN WITNESS PROTECTION UNDER QUARANTINE
We were invited to participate in a presentation as part of a new collective to make simple, easy to produce video, so we created this ongoing series around a gangster in quarantine.
At the beginning of shelter in place, I ordered from my local ramen restaurant as a way to show them a little love. So it was a natural I would make something for this Art Feeds the Spirit project. I had an idea to do a parody on the video game, “Street Fighter.” The shot the actors by using a Zoom video conference call.