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.



  • http://www.anywayourun.tumblr.com shaya

    his spirit is contagious. this was wonderful! truly

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      ya thats a good way to describe him!

  • http://peep-toe-shoes.tumblr.com 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.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      cheers ana

  • http://alphonzosolorzano.blogspot.com/ fonzo

    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.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      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

  • http://Www.harvestvine.com Carolin

    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

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

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

  • http://creaturecreature.info Lori

    “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.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      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.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      me tooo

  • http://www.johannesromppanen.com Johannes Romppanen

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

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      haha gotcha!

  • 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.”

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      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:)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/55029639@N03/ Nat

    Jeff this is toooooo dammmmmnnnnn goooooooodddd

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      i knowwwwww i knowww

  • Gwen

    Love! Love! Love!!!

  • http://globalyodel.com Jesse Weinberg

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

  • http://www.subtletakeover.com Joshua

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

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      ya my favourite part too

  • http://www.mcacoinc.com Mark

    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!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      you should go visit!

  • http://www.fionnmccabe.com Fionn

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

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      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.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      i didn’t want to be the only one

  • http://sophieroach.com Sophie Roach

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

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      my work here is done

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/awilby WILBO

    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.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

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

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/awilby WILBO

        Yes!

  • http://mondenkind.tumblr.com Anika

    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!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      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. 

  • http://playamart.wordpress.com/ Lisa Brunetti

    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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*Update April 28th 2016 – We are continuing to update this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated very frequently, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

 

I am compiling an extensive list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the best suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey new work by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) or mood boards that do not make any effort to link back to the source of the work.

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