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“Gasper & Son” Trailer – LIVE! + RAFFLES!


We began filming Gasper & Son over a year ago and are so proud to debut the film trailer and website today!

Thanks to everyone who helped produce this film, our kickstarter donors and all the talented people who came together to make this happen. It has been a truly collaborative effort and has come together brilliantly!

Please watch the trailer and let us know what you think. We have been submitting Gasper & Son to national film festivals and will announce screenings soon.

We will also be screening the trailer this Sunday at our Greenpointers Holiday Market. Buy $5 raffle tickets with the chance to win prizes from the following local businesses who are generously supporting the film:

Human@Ease, Five Leaves, Nights and Weekends, Punk Rope, Paulie Gee’s, The Diamond, Eastern District, Kennaland,  Sparrow Salon, Nitehawk Cinema, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co., Adelina’s, Dusty Rose Vintage, Home Coming, Violet Pepper, Duke’s Liquor Box, The Splendid Spoon, Cafe Grumpy, Usha Veda Yoga, El Born, The Habitat, Silk Road Cycles

If you want to help us cover the post-production costs please make a donation to Gasper & Son via paypal (in $5 increments). Funds raised will go toward producing the trailer, music licensing, sound mix and festival submission fees. Continue reading

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Imaginary Friend Documentary : Call for Participants

Did you or does your child have an imaginary friend?

We are doing a documentary about imaginary friends and are looking for people interested in sharing their stories, experiences, drawings, etc. We are particularly excited to talk to kids who have imaginary friends now, as we are hoping to really bring to life the magical and slightly baffling experience that is such a strong part of childhood, but disappears as we get older.

If you have a story, or if your child has an imaginary friend, please get in touch with Hannah Jayanti (our NEON documentary editor!) at frecklessinbrooklyn (at) gmail [dot] com.

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Music + Film = Awesome: Events This Weekend 5/3-4

I love music. I love film. I love music & film coming together. I also love the Kentucky Derby. Perhaps you share similar loves. If so, you will be very excited about some cool events going down this weekend. Continue reading

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Peter Pan Donuts: The Movie!

Peter_Pan_Donut_Greenpoint_RdBMany could argue that to love Greenpoint is to love Peter Pan donuts. Now, in proof of this, a besotted duo have chosen to express their heartfelt feelings for the fried-dough emporium in the form of a charming short documentary aptly titled Peter Pan Bakery.

Filmmakers Keif Roberts and Peter J. Haas have done a splendid job at capturing the delightful sense of community that lies at the sugar-dusted heart of Peter Pan.

You can watch the doco HERE  and, after the abundance of gratuitous donut-eating shots, I defy you to resist calling in for one of your own the next time you pass by the shop.

 

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Greenpoint Skinheads, Delicious Donuts, Local Kickstarting, Violent Apple Thief, Pinball Marathon — The Hook-Up (11/11)

Artwork by Tamara Garvey

 

Adam Krause is a photographer who shot these incredibly intense, and if you’re local, horrifying, photos of  “Greenpoint Brooklyn Nazi Skinheads.” from 2009 that was featured on Slate.com last week. I heard Krause being interviewed on the radio this week, also. I wonder how many people in Greenpoint know of these guys.

Gothamist’s “7 Best Donuts in NYCobviously began their article with Peter Pan’s Red Velvet/Glazed Sour Cream Donut. Personally, I would say all seven best donuts come from Peter Pan Bakery.. remember when Tina Fey said the same thing?

Brownstoner tells us that Kickstarter’s move to Greenpoint is complete and their business at the Pencil Factory building at 58 Kent Street will open sometime this month.  We love Kickstarter and we are thrilled that our first project got fully funded last week for our Neon Sign Documentary.

A local man tried to steal an apple from Rachel’s Garden on Nassau Avenue. When he was told that he’d have to pay for it, he tried to choke one of their employees, bit his left ear, drawing blood and then pushed him to the ground. (DNA Info)

And finally, while some people were running New York’s marathon last week, another marathon was happening right here at Greenpoint’s Sunshine Laundry on Manhattan Avenue. They were having a pinball machine marathon. Really! (Brokelyn)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIGUELITO! NEON UPDATES: 3 DAYS TO GO! (and we’re filled with Cannolis!)

As we approach the final days of our fundraising campaign for our Neon Sign Documentary, it feels like it’s all coming together. The more footage we get, the more interviews we do and the more friends we make along the way not only help us hone in on what the point of this documentary is, but how meaningful of an experience it has already been and we are just at the beginning stages.

First off I am so honored to work on this project with my best friend and brother from another Chilean mother Miguel. Today is his birthday! We have been through a lot in the past 6 years we have known each other, and I am so lucky to have him in my life and be able to collaborate on such a fun documentary. I think this is just the beginning for us. Continue reading

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Manhattan Furrier Artist Irving Feller Featured in New Greenpoint Documentary

The Manhattan Furrier sign on Manhattan Ave.

To anyone who lived in Greenpoint prior to 2012, the Manhattan Furrier was a fixture along Manhattan Ave. for many years (it is now occupied by the Vietnamese restaurant Lollipop). The proprietor, Irving Feller, was also a prolific painter and used the back of his storefront as a studio where he would stretch canvases and render his various works. Greenpoint resident Jenn Nielsen has been working on a documentary film about Irving and his art and they are now in the process of completing funding for the film via kickstarter. You can also see a trailer for the film.

We asked Jenn some questions about the project and what’s next for the film, entitled How Big Little Is. Continue reading

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NEON UPDATE! 6 Days to go… Interview: Thomas E. Rinaldi of New York Neon!

New York Neon by Thomas E. Rinaldi

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary on Kickstarter. We are at $1972 and our goal is $3000. We have less than one week to raise a little over $1000!

Below are updates to our project. We have begun filming, which has been a blast and once completed there will be a lot of editing to do, which is time consuming and costly. If we reach our funding goal, our plan is to hire a professional film editor to work on the film. After working so hard to film this perfectly we want to make sure the final product is edited just as beautifully.

A friendly little nudge for all you procrastinators: please help fund our documentary – it’s going to be so great – plus the rewards for donating rule!

DEADLINE: THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th!!!

Remember, if we don’t reach the funding goal – we get zero dollars. That would be so sad.

Updates: 

This past week we filmed Fabio, the owner of Ear Wax Records, who recently moved locations from the mini-mall on Bedford Ave to a new shop on No. 9th St in Williamsburg. He hired Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon to make a neon sign for his shop. The purpose of this interview was to get a perspective from a local businesses owner who chose to get a neon sign for his business and to get it done locally. Fabio was great on camera and had a lot of feedback for us. Plus his neon sign rules!  Continue reading

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Filming at Earwax Records Today For Greenpointers Neon Documentary

When we began learning about the Neon Sign Making process from Robbie Ingui at Artistic Neon for our Neon Sign Making Documentary, he showed us how he draws out the sign first, then lay the neon glass over it as he forms the letters. Since the glass is hot when he lays it over the paper it creates burn marks that make the drawing its own unique piece of artwork. Don’t you agree? Continue reading

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Neon Sign Documentary Teaser!

Here is a little teaser we made to give you an idea of how AWESOME our Greenpointers Neon Sign documentary will be! If you want to see the full documentary then please make a donation in any amount to our fundraiser – so you can be a part of this awesome project. We will be forever grateful – thanks in advance… NEON!

We have less than 2 weeks left and are halfway there! Learn more about our project on Kickstarter.

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