Character is everything in storytelling. In non-fiction programming, when you have a great character, the whole screen ignites. It is exciting for the viewer and the producer. Boxing coach Eric Kelly is one of those characters. If you don’t believe me simply click to 2:34 where he tells one of his pupils, “It is like all the nerds had a convention on your body.” I have watched this video over and over and I am still entertained. This reminds me that people can always surprise you with what comes out of their mouths. Enjoy!
Weak Men Pay This Boxing Coach To Tell Them They Are Terrible from ANIMALNewYork.com on Vimeo.
I’m going to start by sharing that I was living in New York City on 9/11/01 and was one of the many who witnessed the event not on TV, but in person. In fact, I watched the first plane hit from the same view as the Harry Met Sally clip at minute 1:47 of this commemorative movie montage.
That said, on the ten year anniversary of 9/11 which falls this weekend, I am not only going to take a moment to remember the loss of so many lives on that once sunny Fall day. I will also be mourning the destruction of the buildings that completed the iconic New York city skyline.
Like the director of this short film, Dan Meth, I truly miss the Twin Towers. I want to draw them in to pictures of New York rather than erase them. I feel there is reason to celebrate the 33 years the World Trade Center graced the sky with its monstrous height and design. And what better way to do that, then through film.