March 20th through April 29th, 2020 was a very dark time for New York City, and a time we should do our best not to return to. Shot entirely from my apartment window during the first month of the city’s “Shelter in Place” directive, this film is a winding conversation about the fears, anxieties, and hopes of the residents of my street, Claremont Avenue, in Manhattan. Hopefully this film serves not only as a look back at what it was like to be alive during New York City’s coronavirus lockdown, but also a cautionary note as to why we should continue doing everything in our power to stop the spread of the virus right now. Wear a mask, be safe, save lives. We can’t go back. Director, Editor, Cinematographer – Matthew Beck Camera Operator – Elissa Castles Colorist – Colin Travers at Forager Sound Engineer – Michael Beharie at Aucah Audio Titles – Matt Kalish Music – Colin Stetson This film has been featured by the #sheltershorts initiative. Make your own and submit it to Please DONATE to World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 Response at Recently featured in The New Yorker.