What a week it's been!
What a great 1st week of the Astor Barber Kickstarter campaign!
Right now 53 people have backed the documentary.This is so exciting to have so many people believe in the film.We are 66% funded with 23 days to go!
Being supported by old friends,acquaintances, colleagues and strangers that are new friends really keeps the fires burning over here at Astor Barber doc headquarters.
Thank you so much to those that have already pledged their support. I am so grateful for your early encouragement.
Please continue spreading the word.
I'm working on some exciting news to share with you all soon (can't say just yet).
For those that have yet to check out the Kickstarter link,here 'tis:
Please check it out and I hope you like it enough to pledge and/or spread the word about it.
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 my best from 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
Whoo hoo! More blogs about the doc!
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.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Apr 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
JUST A TRIM: Signed postcard from your favorite Astor Barber! Over 50 stylists in one place!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
THE BLOWOUT: Movie poster for Astor Barber Documentary! Signed by your favorite barber.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
CUT & COLOR: DVD of finished feature film!Plus the poster.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
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: May 2012
Pledge $200 or more
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: May 2012
Pledge $300 or more
THE HI FADE: See your name in lights with a special thanks in the credits. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
THE LIL' TONY: Receive an “Associate Producer” credit on the film and a personal screening in New York. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
THE WORKS: Receive a“Co-Producer” credit on the film and a personal screening in New York. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012