How do you convince Miami to mask-up? Five local filmmakers offered their best ideas through Masks Up Miami, a new competition by Oolite Arts to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Their very Miami ideas include using lovesick flamingos, dogs, dancing skeletons, a stripper – and even a true story about a family that will resonate with many.
The five winners received $2,500 to produce their PSAs and they are Avram Dodson, Katja Esson, Carla Jerez, Christopher Lopez and Kenny Riches. Through online voting, Miamians voted for their favorite PSA, selecting Katja Esson’s “The Stripper.” Esson received an additional $1,000 for winning the People’s Choice Award.