Surviving Kensington :: behind the photos of ‘Kensington Blues’ from Mo Scarpelli on Vimeo.

In the summer of 2012, filmmaker, Mo Scarpelli spent the weekend in Philly documenting photographer, Jeffrey Stockbridge as he worked on his series, Kensington Blues. Over the course of just 2 days, this short film was produced.


Theatrical Premiere at Filmadelphia at the Roxy, Philadelphia, 2014
Official Selection, Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival 2015


Directed by : Mo Scarpelli
Co-Directed by : Jeffrey Stockbridge
Photography + Audio recordings by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Cinematography + Editing by Mo Scarpelli
Music : Scouts

A RAKE Films production //

Embedded in the Badlands

At the start of 2018, I began shooting a series of videos in collaboration with reporter Courtenay Harris Bond and editor Hunter Siede about the opioid crisis in Kensington. Over the course of a year, we produced 7 short videos. See below. Warning: some videos contain graphic content.


Episode 1: Point in Time Count

Episode 2: Anna

Episode 3: Tulip Street

Episode 4: Angel

Episode 5: Kensington Avenue

Episode 6: Don

Episode 7: Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous