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Kelsie Moore

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic – in fact, especially during it – RadioWest Films is committed to safely telling Utahn's stories. We'll continue to update this page as we release new films highlighting the experiences of different people throughout our community during this very strange time.

Double Whammy

On top of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Utahns along the Wasatch Front experienced a 5.7 magnitude earthquake on March eighteenth. Ken Sanders Rare Books is one of many small businesses taking a hit during this unsettling time. We sat down with owner Ken Sanders the day of the earthquake, six feet apart.

You can watch Double Whammy here

In Isolation short film series:

In Isolation with Beer Bar | Bar X

At heart of the Salt Lake bar community on a Friday night is Beer Bar and Bar-X. Co-owners Rich Noel and Duncan Burrell let us in on what life has been like since the closure of all Utah bars and restaurants on March seventeenth because of COVID-19.

You can watch In Isolation with Beer Bar | Bar X here

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Family-owned and operated Taqueria Los Lee is the Mexican restaurant we all want down the street. Like so many local small businesses, this warm, friendly and delicious eatery has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. RadioWest Films checks in with co-owners Oscar and his daughter Flor Lee as they enter into a new normal.

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In Isolation with Yuki MacQueen

A twenty-year-veteran of the Utah Symphony, violinist Yuki MacQueen was furloughed on March 29 along with all of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera's 85 musicians. With the cancellation of concerts and live events around the country due to the coronavirus outbreak, Yuki shares her fears and hopes for the future.

You can watch In Isolation with Yuki MacQueen here

In Isolation with Sugar House Distillery

When James Fowler realized his distillery had nearly all of the ingredients needed to make hand sanitizer, he said it was an easy decision to switch over their liquor production to the much needed disinfectant. We caught up with Utah's Sugar House Distillery to see how they’re handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can watch In Isolation with Sugar House Distillery here.

In Isolation with Josh and Lucas

After returning to Utah from a trip to New York, two Ballet West dancers showed signs they had contracted the coronavirus. Together, Lucas Horns and Joshua Shutkind got tested, quarantined and recovered in their Salt Lake City home. They shared with us their experience and desires to get back to the barre.

You can watch In Isolation with Josh and Lucus here.

In Isolation with Sheila Holiday

In Monument Valley, a Navajo family is spending their time in isolation revitalizing their culture and traditions. While they weave, forage and build, Sheila Holiday says they can’t let fear inside their heart as the coronavirus spreads through the Navajo Nation. 

You can watch In Isolation with Sheila Holiday here

A dual citizen of both Australia and the United States, Kelsie has enjoyed breaking down her pre-conceptions of the U.S as she’s put a lens on the American people. Prior to RadioWest, she was filming short documentaries worldwide, getting to the heart of rural communities disadvantaged by poverty. As she invests in Utah and the community here, she is picking up a slight American accent that her Australian family is not proud of.