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Las Vegas award-winning filmmaker creates eerie video titled 'CoronaVegas'

Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 09:14:06-04

Local filmmaker and multiple EMMY Award winner Michael Tushaus has created a haunting video titled “CoronaVegas.”

The video, which is a little over 8 minutes long, starts with the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, which has been joined by a warning sign for the coronavirus.

During a “drive” down the Las Vegas Strip, viewers can see the dark exteriors of multiple hotel-casinos, including Treasure Island and the Mirage, Caesars, Bellagio, Excalibur and the Luxor.

The video also features the airport and many scenes throughout downtown Las Vegas.

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are also seen in the video, dealing with people they are encountering on the mostly empty streets that are normally jammed with hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.

The police department and hotel-casino security are maintaining a heavy presence on the Strip and downtown to prevent trouble while hotel-casinos, restaurants and other nonessential business are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tushaus works with many local companies and organizations, including UFC, L Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Indie Film Factory and Frequency Pictures to name a few.

Cinematographers: Michael Tushaus and Ches Owen
Assistant Camera: Maximus Kehayov