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GASPER & SON
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GASPER & SON
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Hannah Jayanti, Jen G. Pywell, Miguel A. Rodriguez

United States, 2014, 31min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2015
Category: Documentary
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Winner: Best Documentary Short

Crew:  Producers: Jen G. Pywell - Editor: Hannah Jayanti - Director of Photography: Miguel A. Rodriquez
Email:  gasperandsongmail.com
web:  gasperandson.com

synopsis
Burning fingers while bending glass is the least of Robbie's worries as he tries to keep the lights on in his neon sign shop in Queens with the skills he learned from his father.

director
Hannah Jayanti (www.hannahjayanti.com), Jen G. Pywell (www.jengpywell.com), and Miguel A. Rodriguez (www.marodp.com) live in Brooklyn, New York.


filmmaker's note
Gasper & Son is a documentary about the art of neon sign making told by father Gasper and his son Robbie, who is carrying on the craft against the backdrop of a well loved but often unforgiving NYC. Decade after decade, through thick and thin, this business has become their life’s work because they've put so much of themselves into it. With only a handful of neon sign makers left in the US, Robbie’s kind is rare, but his struggle as a small business owner in an increasingly difficult economy is not. What he carries on is more than a skilled craft, it’s a family tradition.

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