Joe Biden, Empty Chairs

Keenan Wetzel

Acres New York

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The film was commissioned by Biden for President in response to the continued and lasting effects of COIVD-19 in the United States. "Empty Chairs" was written, shot, and edited over the course of two weeks in Detroit, MI.

Growing up in the Detroit area, Keenan had two passions: Basketball and Film. From a young age, Keenan would accompany his mother to the public access television station where she volunteered, and take notes from the station veterans about the magic of VHS recording. As he grew older, he continued his love for filmmaking by creating music videos starring his somewhat willing younger brother. A unique combination of art kid and athlete growing up, his two passions met at Michigan State University where Keenan played varsity basketball for four years including a Final Four trip his senior season. Keenan now works as a filmmaker focusing on visually compelling storytelling in both the narrative and commercial spaces.