You may or may not be aware that last fall we were contacted by the producers of the ABC television show What Would You Do? They were looking for a coffee shop in the St. Louis area to film a few hidden camera scenarios and wanted to know if we would be interested . DUH! Of course!
The days before and during filming were a whirlwind! They spent several hours setting up all of the hidden cameras in the shop, adding lighting and even new cabinets to hide the cameras in. They created an entire control room in our basement. We were in awe of how much went into the “behind the scenes” of a TV show. They filmed two different scenarios in the course of two days.
If you are not familiar with the show, they stage scenarios (with actors) in a public place to see how people will react and film it with hidden cameras. The scenarios address real-life issues that are occuring in our everyday life – injustices, homelessness, inequality, etc.
The first scenario filmed at EYCC aired in the season premier last night, July 7, 2020. I don’t want to give too much away, but let me just tell you that our neighbors and community literally blew us away with their reactions! Every single guest, not knowing that the scenario was staged and that they were being filmed, was genuine, compassionate and generous! With all of the negativity in the world today, this show proves that there are good people in the world and especially right here in our neighborhood. Click the link below to see for yourself….
‘What Would You Do?’: Generous customers repeatedly buy homeless man’s coffee