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The World According to Covid Continues

This is a series of video shorts documenting how life had come to a halt, or not, in a city like new York that has always been known for its vibrancy and hustle-bustle of activity. The lead Cathie a comedienne/receptionist brings in voices from across the spectrum to explore the same premise. From hair-dressers to construction workers to artists in the performance space - a whole array of people are spoken with to share their experience of a life in a world battling a pandemic. The videos strive to keep their tone tinged with humor and lightheartedness, hoping to keep the viewer's thoughts away from the morbidity that has come to define contemporary times. Overall, the final result is a sincere attempt to look at different pockets of New York, using the experiences of its protagonist as she invites the viewer into her universe, and also, her interactions with those around her.

  • Cathie Boruch
  • Cathie Boruch
  • Cathie Boruch
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    cell phone
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Director Biography - Cathie Boruch

Cathie Boruch is a New York City actress, comedian, and filmmaker. Her one-woman show, Downtown Mermaid was featured in The One Festival, United Solo, and The People’s Improv Theatre. As a stand-up comedian, she’s known for her infectious enthusiasm and stream of consciousness style of humor. She’s produced and hosted a variety of comedy shows including the popular, Ten Penny Comedy in lower Manhattan.

Cathie is an expert in the punk rock scene of the ’70s and ’80s. Her work at WBAI Radio prompted weekly segments where she interviewed music legends; Les Paul, Eddie Money, Carl Perkins, Bo Didley, Davey Jones, and Joey Ramone to name a few. Eventually, her work culminated in the radio documentary Johnny Thunders Memory. You can listen to the audio version at The Paley Institute in Manhattan. Her unique photography has been featured at The Bowery Electric and Chelsea Arts Gallery. Her short film Behind The Mask, The World According To Covid, won Best Comedy Short at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival in 2021.

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Director Statement

The stories continues as we travel through the city as it begins to open up after the pandemic…In a parallel reality, friends are passing away and times are changing. When we are asked to lockdown and distance and stay home ... where did the folks without a home go?