11.04.12 by Jeff

Caine’s Arcade

Caines Arcade
Yesterday I watched this video and I cried, and I’ll admit it wasn’t just like one tear, there were at least five tears. I think this little film by Nirvan Mullick cuts so deep because it’s pure truth.

This has inspired me on a level I can’t fully articulate other than to say I’ve been trying to be like Caine ever since I graduated art school. It’s not easy to fearlessly create the way he does. He lives like no one has ever told him the things he wants to do are impossible. He is indestructible.

Watch the video below! It’ll inspire you in a way few things ever do.

Help Caine’s Scholarship Fund:
cainesarcade.com

Caine’s Arcade Online:
facebook.com/cainesarcade
twitter.com/cainesarcade

Credits:
Directed by Nirvan
twitter.com/nirvan













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • his spirit is contagious. this was wonderful! truly

    • ya thats a good way to describe him!

  • Ana

    I think you Jeff Just changed my life. Thank you for showing us this.

    I adore it. It’s so crazy good. I can’t stop smiling.

  • The great thing is we can all Thank Nirvan Mullick and Caine Monroy ourselves. Donate to his scholarship fund and keep the magic going for years to come.

    • i didn’t mention this in the main post because i didn’t want to turn people off but i gave a few bucks to that fund – its an amazing thing Nirvan is doing

  • Jeff,
    I couldn’t agree more. I cried when I stumbled upon it last night and I cried just now when I watched it again while sitting in a cafe drinking my morning brew- big, sloppy, quietly-joyous tears streaming down my face in public. The truth connects. It connects us to ourselves, our environment and our dreams whether in writing, art, film or cardboard.

    Carolin

    • very brave to watch this video again in a public place haha – yes i completely agree

  • “fearlessly create”

    I wish there was a vacuum you could turn on that would suck up all the crap that keeps us from being like Caine, like how we all were when we fearlessly created as children.

    • ya its hard to get back to that place – i find there’s a hesitation creeps in. i can’t just immediately draw now, i think for a second “where will this go? what is it for? who is it for?” instead of just starting to draw. and a lot of it comes from trying to make a living off your work. i’d like to eliminate that hesitation altogether.

  • Mischelle

    His imagination is pure inspiration for all of us no matter what age. Absolutely amazing.

  • Martine

    Oh man, SO many tears! What a wonderful, creative kid. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of him again someday.

  • I must admit, didn’t believe it would happen, I cried. Beautiful story.

  • steven

    I think my favorite part, in addition to the mastermind cain was the film maker’s reaction to the situation. He SAW cain, and was in awe. That inspired me to be more open for random experiences and to look to be supportive. My favorite line of the short: “I bought a fun pass.”

    • ya i think this is a good point – Nirvan’s film and what hes doing for Caine are the reason people are reacting the way they are. it is not easy to capture a person’s spirit the way Nirvan has done here.

  • TOASTRANDER

    I love the song Juli Crockett made for him:)

  • Nat

    Jeff this is toooooo dammmmmnnnnn goooooooodddd

    • i knowwwwww i knowww

  • Gwen

    Love! Love! Love!!!

  • This is so touching! Good stuff, thanks for sharing!

  • I love how he authenticates the fun passes. so good.

    • ya my favourite part too

  • Amazing video. It’s just a stones throw away from my old loft. So cool.

    My cheeks are starting to hurt from smiling so much!

    • you should go visit!

  • SO AWESOME! Maybe the best thing ever in the world?

    • ya it really could be

  • wuwu

    This made my day! Thank you Jeff It’s amazing how the spirit of one person can spread so much inspiration and happiness. I cried like a baby man :’-)

  • shannon

    dammmitt jeff, just crying in my room alone. great video though.

    • i didn’t want to be the only one

  • jeez…thanks a lot, Jeff, just got busted bawling by myself in front of my computer

    • my work here is done

  • Me and the wife both cried multiple times throughout the video. If you get the address from the scholarship fund page and google streetview the store you can see the arcade! Made it even more real for me.

    • ya i saw that too – there’s one image from google where you can actually see him working inside the arcade

  • i also had to cry… this is so wonderful!
    the moment his eyes start to glow when he sees the people standing in front of his shop – huge!

    • ya it was all captured perfectly

  • Britt

    I was touched and quite teary watching this, but am I the only one who found the “flash mob” thing a bit patronizing? That spoiled it for me.

  • Peter

    Seriously cool little kid! And the video was done well too!

  • Drooln

    yea, art school is a killer.

  • Megan Sullivan

    So moving. 

  • Badoocheo

    Dear Lord, give me one student like this boy. Tearies indeed!

  • Ian

    New Tiravanija right here. Amazing amazing amazing. Ohio needs a Caine. 

  • This is so great and inspiring!  The world needs more stories like this and fewer about violence and despair! Thank you for this beautiful and heart-warming story!  
    Z

  • lepetitfaon

    Cried so much, I was already crying but then when they start shouting “we came to play! we came to play!” too much! I actually saw this for the first time a couple of weeks ago when the boy I work with showed me this, saying “we have to build our own arcade!” (we made an indoor obstacle course instead!) endlessly inspiring





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