The inspiring story of Burnell Cotlon who returned to his neighbourhood in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, after Hurricane Katrina, to what the USDA officially listed as a “food desert”. An area with no access to affordable food in a five-mile radius.

Cotlon began a mission to rebuild his home one small business at a time. So far he’s opened a grocery store, a market, a barbershop, and a laundromat, after learning carpentry and electrical work through Youtube videos.

Director: Henry Busby
Agency: Tribeca Studios
Client: Bai
Production Company: Voyager Creative
Executive Producer: Andrew Hutcheson
Head of Production: David Brickel
Producer: Amalia Bradstreet
DP: Kelly Jeffrey
Steadicam: Chad Chamberlain
Drone Operator: Atmosphere Aerial
1st AC: Zachary Kertesz
Camera PA: Sophia Stevenson
Grip: Justin Crawford
Sound Mixer: Tim Connor
PA: Toby David
Editor: Henry Busby
Audio Post: One Thousand Birds
Audio Post Producer: Kira MacKnight
Sound Mixer: Calvin Pia
Original Music: Hyperballad
Composer: Jonathan Benedict



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