That kid with the helmet was the best. So down to freak out in an animal mask. Whereas most people get kinda self-aware when you hand them an animal mask and put them in front of cameras for some "Harmony Korine's The Lion King" moment, that kid was fucking game. Born for it.
Sun Angle in Papi's living room and an open-door policy on the fridge beers. A generous host and a house full of kids that could try out their animal feelings if the music gets right. Simba dancing in his bicycle helmet like an overcharged battery. You could almost see the sparks coming off him.
• Directed by Mateo Gamlen • Produced by Dawndae Hamilton • Edited by Chris Cantino • Camera by Mateo Gamlen, Tom Oliver, Rodrigo Melgarejo, and Hannah Gregg • Audio by Jeff Simmons • Words by Matt Stangel