All Photographs by Michael Flanagan. all rights reserved.
I’m on the board of trustees with this organization… I like how fancy that makes me sound. Here’s a little promo video I put together for them ahead of a full feature on the project in the days to come.
If you ever had an idea and just felt like you needed the financial help to make that idea a reality then checkout facebook.com/awesometampabay and see how we can help.
Here’s a quick :30 video I put together to drum up conversation to save the Bro Bowl Skate Park in Tampa, Fl… See my post from yesterday for a longer different version with a little description of our mission… if you’re so compelled to save a unique part of Tampa’s history visit the URL at the end of the video and sign the petition.
Save The Bro Bowl PSA
The Bro Bowl Skate Park is a historical landmark in Tampa, Florida and is in danger of being demolished by the city to make way for high rise residential space and a new park. The skate park has been around for three generations at this point and has served as a meeting place for people of all ages, genders, and race helping keep kids and teenagers out of trouble.
There is a way to integrate the current Bro Bowl within the layout of the new residential space and park… it’s a thinly shrouded excuse for the mayor and city hall to get rid of a space you can only speculate they can’t stand.
Please, watch this PSA I put together, and if you’re compelled follow the URL at the end to sign the petition to keep this part of Tampa’s history around for generations to come.
The Complete Square
Written/Directed/Edited by Michael Flanagan
Camera: Chase Bowman/Michael Flanagan
Sometimes doing what you love for a living means you have an opportunity to tell a story that moves you… there is no better example that this story I had the fortune of telling. The Heart Gallery is a national organization with offices located all over the U.S. Their purpose is to help link foster children and parents looking for adoptions with each other through events, photography, and video.
The power of the HG can be seen here with parents who opened their home and the hearts and adopted four siblings, changing everyone’s life involved. Please check out their website or their facebook page. Even if you’re not looking to adopt perhaps there’s something you can volunteer to such a great organization.
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Behind the scenes at Green Bench Brewery.
This guy created a company that makes test kits for road side bombs and other types of explosives… not exactly your regular 9 - 5 kinda job.