Other People’s Kids is a portrait-style look at New York City babysitters and the engrossing families they work for.
Narratives follow an array of caregivers through playground injuries, families dealing with illness and atypical circumstances, and the gaming habits of the 1%.
What is Other People's Kids?
Other People's Kids is a series of short films created by Emelia Benoit-Lavelle and Ben Ruffman-Cohen.
Each episode of OPK offers a glimpse into the lives of various (fictional) New York City families through the eyes of their babysitters. The show follows our protagonists, Max and Anna, as they navigate playground injuries, families dealing with illness and atypical circumstances, and the gaming habits of the 1%.
OPK is a comedic drama that explores class relations, parenting, family dynamics, and, of course, kids. We like to think of each episode as a self-contained short story, tied together by the sitters.
Emelia Benoit-Lavelle is an actress and director originally from Massachusetts. She wants to make projects that celebrate humanity and diversity, are challenging and make people laugh. She lives in Brooklyn with her plants and lovely orange cat, Olive.
Ben Ruffman-Cohen is a filmmaker and performer from the Bay Area. He always thought his babysitter was the coolest and strives to carry the torch. His goal is to tell funny, honest stories. He loves science, cooking and the Oakland A's.
Hye Yun Park
Derek Spaldo http://derekspaldo.tumblr.com/
Zina Goodall http://zzbaby.tumblr.com/
Henry Hank Oliver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7zS2xAmJas
Shira Gregory http://www.shiragregory.com/
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