Up On A Wall

One evening while walking home with my wife through Koreatown, Los Angeles, we saw a gigantic wall being painted on one of the high risers off of Wilshire Boulevard, near the historic Wiltern Theater. The painting was a poster for the upcoming “Quiet Place Part II” movie, initially scheduled to premiere in March 2020, but did not due to the COVID pandemic. We stopped to admire the scale and detail of the work and happened to learn from a fellow bystander that it was entirely hand-painted. The bystander also knew the artists name and Instagram handle, which I later investigated. I decided to message @downtowndaniel, proposing to shoot a short film about him and his craft. Daniel agreed and we started filming. I decided to shoot the film vertically, in 9:16 format, which fulfills the current demand for vertical content suited for mobile devices. It just so happened that this format was perfect on a creative level too, on account most of the shots were filmed high above and angled against a wall. This film also proved to me that, among many factors dividing us in daily life, art remains a virtue that keeps us together. Art has no limits of expression and will always be free to everyone. I hope you like “Up on A Wall”. Enjoy!