Film By Law Chen for VIMEO Stories in Place. I never once thought of myself as essential, definitely not compared to the frontline healthcare, food, and delivery workers out there. I'm just a director and people don't depend on me to survive or look to me for help. But as the truly essential risked their lives every day, their stories were left untold and lost. I felt like it was my responsibility, but not obligation, to tell some of those stories. I wanted to make a film that that not only documented how the restaurant owners managed to survive, but also explore their internal struggles as they navigated difficult decisions during the crisis. And after countless visits to NYC hospitals, the epicenter of the epidemic, I made A Head and A Tail.