Anthony Pisano's entire home is a cabinet of curiosities. He collects just about everything you can possibly imagine, has an open door policy — despite living in New York City — and thinks conversation is a lost art. This Is My Home is a short film featuring Pisano, who talks about his everyday routine: camping outside on his stoop, chatting up strangers, and allowing random passersby to browse his apartment. He's lived there for 32 years, and although his humble residence often gets confused for an antique or thrift sore, Pisano doesn't mind. "People bring life to me," he says.
Filmmakers Kelsey Holtaway and Mark Cersosimo shared their inspiration for making the short on their Vimeo page:
"On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life. This is a story of a man and his home."
Pisano's warm, friendly, and trusting spirit will instantly win you over — especially when he talks about his cat. Check out the short clip below, and enjoy the warm fuzzies that will ensue. If you want more, visit Holtaway and Cersosimo's website for a few bonus clips.
[via The Daily What]