Dan Presser and his 4-year-old daughter Madison began to recreate famous scenes from classic films such as “Pretty Woman,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Forest Gump” in March, when the grim reality of the corono virus epidemic first surfaced. . .
The 37-year-old presser said, “March and April were really chaotic, overall reaching a point where we couldn’t even see our neighbors.” “It felt like there were 72 hours in each day, so we wanted to find fun things to do with the kids. Madison got dressed. [like an animal] One day and she falls in love with the ‘Lion King’, so we take the scene of Mufasa off the cliff. “
“It was a really dark time during the first few months, especially here in the Northeast so we just wanted to spread some happiness and put a smile on people’s faces,” Presser said. “When we did some videos, we thought it would also be a good idea to start teaching him how to help others and the importance of realizing that not everyone is as lucky as we are, and people are really I am generous. ”
Presser, who is a TV producer for ESPN, shoots and edits videos with an iPhone, while his wife, Beth Presser, comes up with costume ideas. Disney, which owns ESPN, matches its donation to Feeding America.
With Madison’s heartfelt harmony and natural acting talents, her 21-month-old brother Barton often appears in scenes that require her intense crying skills. To help Madison get out of school and stay away from his friends, Presser gets his friends to record lines and email clips that he edits in scenes.
“I really like being with my friends, even if it’s just on your phone in movies,” Madison told CNN. “And I like giving mac and cheese to the children who need it.”
The Press and Madison plan to record scenes during the epidemic. There is no end in sight, but they have a long list of classic films to help pass the time.