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The life story of a graffiti/writer Michael Iz The Wiz. Martin. 1958 _ 2009

This is a documentary set in a surreal backdrop within New York City about Michael "Iz The Wiz" Martin, who became the graffiti "King of New York". This documentary will explore, and discover the roots of graffiti writing, and what it really takes to become "All City" king with your name on the train. This was a feat which was only ever achieved by a handful. Your name written on a train, both sides, of ever train car within  the New York City subway system. One of those, and the most prolific was Michael "Iz The Wiz" Martin.

This documentary will look at Iz The Wiz, and how he influenced millions of graffiti writers, artists and like minded individuals worldwide by painting his name on the New York City subway from 1972 till 2009. From Iz's conception into this genre of art, all the way through to the day he pasted in 2009. Iz The Wiz "King of New York" will show his relationship with his chosen art form, and what he painted on the New York City subway system.

This life story will be viewed and talked about by Iz The Wiz himself, with contributions by artists, friends and family members who have been involved with, or around graffiti writing adventures past and present. All individuals involved have personal stories they are willing to express with us about their life, and experiences around, or with Iz The Wiz. These stories which consist of graffiti writing adventures and artistic historical development within the art of writing graffiti on the trains in New York City, will mesmerise and capture the viewing audience. They will take you on a journey into the life and times of Michael "Iz The Wiz" Martin, and how he grew as a train bomber/artist within his chosen genre of art. This documentary will show a total lifestyle in which the artist known as Iz The Wiz lived, and what it took to become "King of New York".

This documentary film will give us a unique insight into the secretive world of the graffiti writer known as Iz The Wiz "King of New York".

Risks and challenges

Possible setbacks are raising funds to pay for music rights to get the right music to set the period of the time and place for the Iz The Wiz documentary.
If not possible we have people in place to create original music with a old school feel to it.
Also funds to correct sound quality with old footage filmed years ago, and also colour correction of this footage.
If need be we will do this ourselves, but this will put the project deadline back a few months. But at least it will be done correctly.

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    This also gets you a limited edition Iz The Wiz A3 colour print of a original piece of artwork on a NYC subway car, plus all previous non limited awards. Not forgetting a credit as a contributor on the izthewiztmb.com website.

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    This also gets you a limited edition Iz The Wiz A3 colour print of a original piece of artwork on a NYC subway car signed by members of Iz The Wiz's crew, The Master Blasters. In addition you will receive the limited edition official Iz The Wiz tribute weekend T.Shirt. Not forgetting a credit as a contributor on the izthewiztmb.com website.

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    This also gets you a limited edition Iz The Wiz A3 colour copy of a original piece of artwork from a Iz The Wiz Blackbook which has never been seen before. In addition you will receive all non limited edition rewards up to this tier. Not forgetting a credit as a contributor on the izthewiztmb.com website.

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    This also gets you a limited invitation to the premier opening of the Iz The Wiz "King of New York" documentary closest to where you live. You will be a honoured guest and get to meet old school NYC graffiti writers. In addition you will receive all non limited edition rewards up to this tier. Not forgetting a credit as a contributor on the izthewiztmb.com website.

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    This also gets you a original framed Iz The Wiz piece of artwork painted on a NYC subway car. A photograph owned by Iz The Wiz himself out of his own personal photo albums. In addition you will receive all non limited edition rewards up to this tier. Not forgetting a credit as a contributor on the izthewiztmb.com

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