“Business As Usual” is about creating your own sense of movement, taking ownership of what you can influence, and being the author of your own story. A sense of peace and happiness when things seem to be burning around you. And the fact that we have to continuously choose ourselves.

Our setting, Leimert Park, is known for being the center of historical African-American art and music in LA. @NeighborsSkateShop, through the love, energy and impact of skateboarding, helps protect and preserve that culture.

And it is with this sentiment that we were able to showcase businesses that serve the community and tell the story of our hero, Akwasi Baour Owusi.



Director: Joshua Kissi Production Co: division7 Starring: Akwasi Baour Owusi, Neighbors Skate Shop, Edward (Tre) N Lampkin III, Cleon Arrey Client: Google Agency: M Booth Group Manager: Amy Shoenthal EPs: Kamila Prokop + David Richards Producer: Manny Caston Production Supervisor: Gianfranco Svagelj Production Coordinator: Brooke Eliot 1st AD: Boma Pennebaker DP: Ben Goodman 1st AC: Travis Waddell 2nd AC: Scott Sison Prop Master: Dru Doe Leggiero Prop Assist: Quintin Scherquist Suit Tailor: Adrien Sauvage Music: Sunni Colon Voice Over: David B. Cole Editorial: Uppercut Editor: Tyler Horton Producer: Lisa Sadek EP: Julia Williams Flame Artist: John Geehreng Color Grade: Color Collective Colorist: Mike Howell EP: Claudia Guevara Audio House: Racket Club Mixer: Jamie Pollock Partner/Creative Director: Nick Crane, Racket club music, LostValley

Business As Usual