PHOTO BY KELLY GLUECK
Every morning, he's outside Lamb's Bride Child Care.
One of our favorite people in St. Louis is the star of a new short film.
Lewis Claybon, that guy who waves at you every morning on Tower Grove Avenue, was featured in the nearly three-minute-long video that shows him in action outside Lamb's Bride Childcare Center (1324 Tower Grove Avenue, 314-531-2425).
The Riverfront Times featured Claybon in our 75 Reasons to Love St. Louis issue
, and we're not the only ones to notice the patron saint of south city's rush-hour commuters. Budding filmmaker Christopher Hill, who works with nonprofit Mission: St. Louis
, says "Brother Lewis" won him over one wave at a time.
"He wants to bring joy to people," Hill, 40, says. "I felt there was something powerful in that."
Claybon turned out to be the perfect subject for Hill, who was taking a film class through Continuity
. Hill has created a project called The Storytellers
and plans to highlight a different St. Louisan every month. The film about Claybon was his first one.
The result is pretty great, especially if you're like us and could use a little more Brother Lewis in your life.
Christopher Hill is looking for other St. Louis residents to feature. Contact him through The Storytellers Facebook page with ideas.
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