New series with celebrity seniors sharing stories, wisdom, and a few laughs while they navigate life under quarantine.
SAN FRANCISCO – Comedic legend Carl Reiner offers the wit, wisdom and candor to help audiences navigate life under quarantine in the latest episode of the new digital series, Dispatches from Quarantine. The episode featuring Reiner premiered this week at Silver Screen Studios and on You Tube.
Dispatches from Quarantine is an irreverent and entertaining look into the lives of the older legends we love, capturing oral history from celebrities such as Reiner along with Larry King, Ellen Burstyn, Norman Lear, Marion Ross and Tommy Chong, as they make their way through these strange times.
In each short episode, these iconic celebrities offer a satisfying dose of inspiration for all ages while sharing the stories of how they got started and how they continue to persevere in their later years.
Series creator Tiffany Woolf, the daughter of famed sports and entertainment agent Bob Woolf, lost both her parents at a young age, sending her on a lifelong quest to find surrogates to provide her with the wisdom that comes with age and life experience.
After being inspired by conversations with seniors she befriended on park benches, at the theater and in the grocery store, Woolf turned her passion for these connections into Silver Screen Studios.The project captures the stories of older adults who share insights with her and others about how to best embrace the milestones of growing older.
With elderly populations especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of social isolation and craving connection, the Silver Screen Studios original shows are a reminder to celebrate the seniors who embody the resiliency and perspective we all need to get through this time. You can see the latest videos here. Subsequent episodes will be released regularly via You Tube and Silver Screen Studios.
“I started making short films about seniors I admired as a sort of roadmap for how to live well in our later years,” said Woolf, a media strategist based in San Francisco. “The incredible response I received inspired me to launch a digital studio celebrating a largely overlooked community to give younger people the role models they need to get through these challenging times.”
The series is also a call to action, imploring viewers to check in with their older loved ones regularly and record their stories. Note to self: Call your mother!