Five youth filmmakers capture start of shutdown
Fifty weeks ago, a community-based media center in Manhattan gave handheld cameras to five young New York filmmakers whose families were helping keep the city running during shutdown.
The impact: "COVID Diaries NYC," a 39-minute documentary available on demand beginning Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max.
The filmmakers, ages 17–23, show what it was like to live with a postman, a bus driver, a home-health-care worker when the pandemic's first wave was pounding the city.
- We hear the COVID cough inside a home as a dad gets sick. We live the mental-health trauma of parents and their kids. And we watch a restaurant manager get kicked out of the middle class.
"Covid Diaries NYC" is a DCTV production. The executive producers are Carrie Penner, Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.
- Disclosure: Perri Peltz and Matthew O'Neill are the directors and producers of "Axios on HBO," which is produced by DCTV.