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Buddy Cohen

Listen  •  Creative Consultation  •  Write

Edit  •  Produce  •  Direct  •  Promote

LET'S CREATE WHAT MATTERS

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This is about the second part of a story.  Mine.

Maybe yours.

I'm

Buddy

In the first part I built a career.  Made a living.  Made a life.  Raised a family.

Now,

we're all entering

an entirely 

different 

world.

We have an opportunity to pivot away from old systems and restart ourselves in more meaningful ways. 

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ORIGINAL

Compositions, Collaborations & Concepts

STORIES THAT CONNECT

Editorials

BY BUDDY COHEN

     I broke my favorite coffee cup and entered an entirely new world on the same day.  I was sad about the loss of that cup.  Ok, so a viral pandemic was about to totally crap on America. A giant turd of a situation that was clearly going take some time to digest.  I mean, if you’re living in 2020 America, this is just another thing in a vomitorium of constant breaking news most of it centered around one, despotic child of a man with an endless pit of need for attention.  America has a history of inconsistency regarding its leadership.  Consequently, the country I grew up in looked nothing like the one in which I am currently residing.  No need to say much more about it.  We all have our own take, our own point of view.  This world is unnecessarily complicated.   The more or less I know is more or less moot by the next news day.  So, I turn my attention to what will most certainly affect my days more than the state of the state.

(entire editorial available upon request)

    As our news cycle hurdles along in the fast lane from hell, you have to believe there’s a whole mess of peculiar damage we know nothing about now, but the impact in years to come will be staggering.   Sitting in self-imposed isolation, do you ever wonder how many more reckonings 2020 America can take?  Will yah give us a break, already?  The American vote has had hanging chads and attempts at suppression over the years, but, in my nearly 70 years, never seriously thought to be in jeopardy.  

(entire editorial available upon request)

    Upon hearing the phrase, a walk in the park, I have two distinct memories that still hang over me like a rain-soaked marshmallow tarp.  Wet and sticky.  Hard to wash away.  

    These memories have zero to do with walking in a park.  I don’t have many memories I can clearly remember on my own.  I need someone to remind me and it will come back.  But these two are doozies, I don’t need anymore.

    The first, from my childhood and another some 20 years later.  Each incident bears no resemblance to the the other with one exception, that being the underwhelming utterance of 5 words.  A walk in the park.

     In 1963, people used expressions or sayings more than they do today.   Crying in the soup, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, hair of the dog that bit you, a sight for sore eyes, a stitch in time, a piece of cake. These sayings, like a walk in the park, seemed to have endured even though precious few know their derivations and even fewer that know the origins.  Despite my memories growing dimmer by the minute, I can distinctly recall two different occasions where those five practically meaningless little words defined two life changing moments for me.

(entire editorial available upon request)

Connective Collaborations

BUDDY COHEN & KRISTIN PARKER

Scripts available upon request

Screenplay: Ordinary Magic

Screenplay: Charybdis

ART THAT AWAKENS

Children's Books

BY BUDDY COHEN

 

Daisy & Delray 

The Storybook Starring Your Grandkids

(sample exerpt)

Photography

BY BUDDY COHEN

Music Videos

DIRECTED BY BUDDY COHEN

PROJECTS THAT TRANSFORM

Publishing

Design, Direction & Book Sales

BY BUDDY COHEN

Whatever you thought you knew about eating disorders, specifically Anorexia, will be challenged by Lisa Nasseff’s story, as told in her book, Flagrantly Anorexic.  Currently a speaker, often on behalf of the National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI), Lisa tells her story, both shocking and heartbreaking as she struggles to find some help in a non-existent mental health system.  The second part of her book is a call to action on how we treat, redefine, and de-stigmatize mental illness.

Our collaboration resulted in art direction for the book cover and consultation on independent book publishing and advertising tips.

CHANGE THAT SPEAKS

Standing For

A Cause

Alzheimers Fundraiser

at the Tiki Lounge

 

THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE OF MEANING

Connecting

what you do

with what's important

 

Connecting

what's important

with opportunity

Connecting

opportunity &  people

for a comfortable fit

EVERYONE HAS A GOODY BAG

Me, you.  Chock-full of

beautiful, useful stuff.

From me, you get experience: 

50 years of writing, producing, and directing for film, video, television, radio and other forms of expression. 

And perspective:

50 years of adventures that have taught me to listen well, expect good, and trust that life is as funny as I think.

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Tiki Drink Prep
 

WELCOME TO  

TIKI ISLAND

Fun Fact: A Tiki Bar is a unique and relaxing spot to think about big ideas.

My conference room

Looks like a classic Tiki Bar

It is, but it's much more

 

Tiki Island and attached outdoor yardscape provide social distanced camaraderie in a creative atmosphere and an intimate setting.

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Let's Create What Matters

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