First 24 hours! Out of the gate with a fury!
It's been 24 hours since the start of this campaign and wow wee we are off and running.
I had the dreaded "no one will come to the party" fear. But when the first pledge came in about 10 minutes after kick off,I had the ray of hope.
Things just got better and better as the day progressed. We got boosts from many angles. Roger Ebert tweeted in support,The NY Times blog covered it and some of my personal favorite blogs wrote wonderful articles about it (see below).
All your support has now landed the project on the front of KICKSTARTER'S STAFF PICKS! And...drum roll....we are a little over half-way to goal!
Thank you so much everyone for coming to this party. The more the merrier right? Please continue spreading the word.
Very grateful on the Lower East Side,
I showed Karen Gehre's doc "Begging Naked" at Ebertfest. Now she's filming the world's largest barbershop. Kickstarter: http://t.co/5bQCywBd
Just donated. Been going to Astor Place hair for a few years now and I would love to see my Alberto & Co. get some recognition for their hard work. I just hope it won't be too hard to get some time in the chair after it comes out.
I've gone back to Astor, too. It's just so amazing, so many barbers, rock and roll always playing...I went in not long ago and asked if anyone was still there who knew how to do a rockabilly cut. Blank stares all around, even from one of the old timers they called up...lolWell, 'Elvis', they knew. G...
This has been widely making the rounds, but filmmaker/regular reader/all-around cool-gal Karen Gehres is making a documentary about Astor Place hairstylists. Back in the 80's, Astor Place felt like the center of the universe, and right there, smack dab in...
What we're reading in The Times and elsewhere, including articles about the legalization of mixed martial arts and a deal on access to teacher-evaluation report cards.
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JUST A TRIM: Signed postcard from your favorite Astor Barber! Over 50 stylists in one place!Estimated delivery:
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THE BLOWOUT: Movie poster for Astor Barber Documentary! Signed by your favorite barber.Estimated delivery:
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CUT & COLOR: DVD of finished feature film!Plus the poster.Estimated delivery:
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THE FAUX HAWK: You singing on Astor's Karaoke stage ,videotaped by filmmaker herself. Come on,don't be shy!Maybe Alberto will join you!Estimated delivery:
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THE CEASAR: Haircut of your choice from one of over 50 stylists at Astor! Plus,video of you getting your hair cut could be in the movie! Thank you on the scrolling credits.Estimated delivery:
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THE HI FADE: See your name in lights with a special thanks in the credits. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE BANKER: Join us at our first private New York screening! Meet some of the cast and crew and enjoy the film. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE LIL' TONY: Receive an “Associate Producer” credit on the film and a personal screening in New York. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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THE WORKS: Receive a“Co-Producer” credit on the film and a personal screening in New York. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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