Ruben’s Elevator – Short Documentary

A sweet documentary by Dress Code about Ruben Pardo – the oldest manual elevator operator in LA.

Dress Code, a New York City based production company has recently published a new short documentary named “Ruben’s Elevator”. It’s a sweet and inspiring video documenting the daily work and life of Ruben Pardo – the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles, California. For six days a week over the past 40 years, the seventy-five year old man has helped visitors of the Art Deco tower at 5514 Wilshire Blvd “up and down”. Read more below.

Ruben’s Elevator – the story of the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles.
Ruben’s Elevator – the story of the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles.

Driven by his friendly and modest personality, Ruben Pardo enlightens people with positive musings on the simple joys of life. Congrats on 40 years, Ruben Pardo! Some stills and full credits can be found at the end of the article. If you want to see more of Dress Code’s creative work, feel free and visit their website.

The video is also featured in our Vimeo group and channel.

View from the top of the building.
View from the top of the old Art Deco tower at 5514 Wilshire Blvd.
Impressions of the surrounding area.
The video includes numerous impressions of the surrounding area.
Art Deco building at 5514 Wilshire Blvd.
An Art Deco building at 5514 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
Ruben Pardo works 6 days a week.
Ruben Pardo works 6 days a week.
Close up scene.
Close up scene.
A short documentary by studio Dress Code.
A short documentary produced by studio Dress Code.

Starring: Ruben Pardo
Produced and Directed by: Dress Code
Executive Producers: Dan Covert + Andre Andreev
Producer: Tara Rose Stromberg
Cinematography: Andre Andreev
Edit: Mike Cook + Dan Covert
Color: Andre Andreev
Assistant Camera: Herbie Wei
Production Cordinator: Nick Stromberg
End Titles: Rasmus löwenbrååt, Dan Covert
Music + Sound Design: YouTooCanWoo
On Set Sound: Matteo Liberatore

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