April 10, 2012

THINGS I LIKE: Caine's Arcade

photo by Nirvan Mullick

I just watched Nirvan Mullick's short film on 9 year old Caine and his DIY arcade. It is so inspiring and sweet and fun, especially seeing Caine's reaction to a flashmob lining up outside his LA arcade (built within his dad's auto parts shop). I cannot wait to get back down to LA and go play some games.

This film really struck me for a few reasons. Primarily, I think it resonates with so many of us and our own childhood dreams and wild imaginations. Caine is incredibly creative with great problem solving skills (he made his own claw machine!) and maybe the very best is a supportive dad and growing community. Simply put, Caine is a super cool kid. See for yourself!

You can learn more about Caine, the arcade hours and location as well as donate to Caine's college fund HERE. Imagine what this kid could do with an engineering degree! You can also find out more on the Caine's Arcade facebook page.

** Update** Since posting this early this morning, thousands and thousands of people have fallen for Caine and his arcade. His college fund has already come up to $56,000! What is most inspiring to me about this is how a small film and one imaginative kid can stir the enthusiasm and generosity of thousands of people. If only all budding young artists could have such a global community cheering them on. 


Aria Newton said...

I've been a fan of your illustration work for years, and was so excited to see that you are opening up your blog to more curatorial posts. I love the 'I like' posts. Can't wait to see more!

VANESSA said...

Thanks Aria!!