ERIE, Pa. — Coming soon to the internet near you: “Our Erie.”
Local filmmakers, business leaders and community members are coming together to show an accurate image of Erie after national attention painted the region in a negative way.
“Our Erie” is a four-minute video that will highlight the positives in Erie, but also show the struggles. The filmmakers have been shooting at about 75 places in the last 10 days working to show Erie as they know it.
Local filmmakers, writers and editors joined forces with the Jefferson Educational Society, Epic Web Studios and the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority to produce the video.
The video, which will be voiced by Erie rapper C. Brown, will acknowledge the past struggles for the city but show how Erie’s persevered.
“We focus on young entrepreneurs and people like our new neighbors, new Erie immigrants and refugee populations that are coming here and being involved and starting their own businesses as well,” producer John Lyons said.
The video will be launched on ECGRA’s YouTube page and shared on the Jefferson Educational Society’s Facebook page Tuesday morning.