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MADE BY HAND - THE CIGAR SHOP

Posted on August 09 2018

 “MAKING FILMS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE HARDEST ENDEAVORS KNOWN TO HUMANKIND.”  SPIKE LEE

 

ONE OF MY PERSONAL GOALS IS TO SHOOT A FILM.  I MEAN, WRITE THE SCRIPT, HIRE THE ACTORS, DIRECT, SHOOT, EDIT, WARDROBE; THE WHOLE SHEBANG.  JUST THINKING ABOUT IT GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS!

 

AS WITH EVERYTHING ELSE I’M INTERESTED IN, I STUDY THE SUBJECT MATTER.  SOME OF MY RESEARCH IS DONE ON VIMEO.

 

A FEW YEARS BACK, I RAN ACROSS A FILM PROJECT NAMED:

 

“MADE BY HAND – THE CIGAR SHOP” 

 

IT IS VERY WELL DONE!  IN FACT, ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT VISITED NEW YORK SINCE THE MID-NINETIES, THIS SPOT WILL DEFINITELY BE ON MY LIST, WHENEVER I VISIT AGAIN.

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT, AS MUCH AS I DID!

 

PEACE AND NAMASTE.

 

BOWTIE.

 

TO EXPERIENCE THE PROJECT, PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW.

 

 

 

  

“A PROJECT FROM BUREAU OF COMMON GOODS, MADE BY HAND IS A NEW SHORT FILM SERIES CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THINGS BY HAND—SUSTAINABLY, LOCALLY, AND WITH A LOVE FOR THEIR CRAFT.

 

IN 1974, DOMINICAN IMMIGRANT DON ANTONIO MARTINEZ STARTED A SMALL SHOP IN NEW YORK CITY SELLING HAND ROLLED CIGARS. THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS LATER HIS SON, JESUS, CARRIES ON THE TRADITION. THE SHOP COMBINES CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH COMMUNITY, MIXING EQUAL PARTS WORK AND PLAY.

 

DIRECTOR-PRODUCER KEEF
CO-DIRECTOR ELIAS RESSEGATTI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
EDITOR MATT SHAPIRO
TITLE DESIGN MANDY BROWN
COMPOSER NATHAN ROSENBERG / DOGHOUSENYC
RE-RECORDING MIXER NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
ASSISTANT RE-RECORDING MIXER JOHN GUMAER
SOUND RECORDIST ROBERT ALBRECHT
ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDING JON MOORE

 

SPECIAL THANKS
JESUS MARTINEZ / MARTINEZ CIGARS
CREW CUTS
MATT DICKEY
ALEX KAHN & MARY WOOD / FRISBIE
DAVID HAYAN / SUPERSONIC CREATIVE”

 

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