I received a somewhat last minute message from Justin Springer on August 23rd 2018, the day after I got back from my first tour with Dump Him, referring me to Devin Ferreira. Devin called me, told me he has organized a multimedia performance piece premiering tonight at the Hatch Shell on the Charles in Boston, and wanted someone to film it. I agreed to do that, not realizing the full weight of the piece, its context, and the passion with which it would be performed.
With like, my camera, my iPhone, and Devin’s GoPro, we filmed the performance, but I made sure to conduct interviews with Devin (artist educator + organizer), Jake (composer), Clark (performer with relation to the Mattapan Teen Center), and Kiki D. (spoken word artist with relation to the Mattapan Teen Center) to capture the context of what was happening that night. I stumbled onto a story that deeply touched me and inspired me to create this short documentary about it.
Very proud of this film, more proud of those kids and artists.