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Greenpointers is making a Neon Sign Documentary!
Greenpointers is making a Neon Sign Documentary!
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We are making a Neon Sign Documentary! It all started when we realized that our sign sucks. So we decided to get a NEON SIGN!

We want to make a short documentary about the neon sign making process to illustrate the importance of supporting local craftsman in the community and to show the history of Neon Sign Making in NYC.

We are getting a custom neon sign made from Artistic Neon - located in Ridgewood, Queens, NYC. We plan to film the entire process start to finish, plus more! 

With the direction of the amazing Miguel A. Rodrigues of Marofoto, we are producing a short documentary about the Neon Sign Making process, starring Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon - a second generation Neon Sign Maker - in order to tell his unique story and to celebrate a craft that has created a unique visual landscape in NYC for over 100 years. 

Robbie Ingui, Artistic Neon
Robbie Ingui, Artistic Neon

Robbie rules - you're going to love this guy! He is extremely talented, hilarious and has the best NY accent ever. Fug-get-about-it!  

You may even get to meet Robbie's dog Shamus! 

Thomas Rinaldi who wrote the book "New York Neon" has agreed to be interviewed to share the history of Neon in New York City. 

We are super excited to travel to upstate NY to interview Robbie's father, who taught Robbie everything he knows about Neon Sign Making. (I think his Mom is going to make us lasagna, too!) 

And we plan to interview other businesses, like Tiny Kindgom and Circo's Pastry Shop, whom Robbie has made signs for to show the synergy between local businesses supporting one another in creative endeavours. 

The perks for donating are pretty amazing, from cool magnets, tees and totes, to screenings, a "lighting party" at Artistic Neon (I'm making rice balls) plus a Neon Sign Making Workshop taught by Robbie! 

The Kickstarter fundraiser will pay for the production of Greenpointers Neon documentary and help us pay for the sign.

Please help us produce this important documentary about a truly artisan craft that is so NYC! 

Thanks in advance for your love and support. We cannot wait to start working on this!

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal from a production standpoint. Artistic Neon has agreed to allow us to produce the documentary in his workshop. There is potential that the schedule (which we have set to film) may need to change depending on the sign making production schedule of Artistic Neon. In this case we are prepared to delay filming. Editing the final production may be a challenge, but we are hiring a professional video editor to work on the project.

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    BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Greenpointers Neon Sticker &
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    Greenpointers Neon Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Digital Download of Greenpointers Neon Documentary + Greenpointers Neon Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Personally Written Thank You Postcard Photo from the Filmmakers + Digital Download + Sticker + Magnet + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Greenpointers Neon Tote Bag + Thank You Postcard + Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Greenpointers Neon T-Shirt + Thank You Postcard + Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Invitation to Exclusive Screening of Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary + Digital Download + T-Shirt - OR - Tote Bag + Thank You Postcard + Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    Invitation to Greenpointers Neon Sign "Lighting Party" at Artistic Neon in Ridgewood (WITH RICE BALLS MADE BY JEN G) + Invitation to Screening + Digital Download + T-Shirt OR Tote Bag + Thank You Post Card + Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    3 Hour Neon Sign Making Workshop with Robbie Ingui at Artistic Neon in Ridgewood + Invitation to Greenpointers Neon Sign "Lighting Party" & Screening + Digital Download + Thank You Postcard + Greenpointers Neon T-Shirt -OR- Tote Bag + Personally written thank you note from the film makers on a postcard photo + Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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    On Screen Thank You Credit + 3 Hour Neon Sign Making Workshop with Robbie Ingui at Artistic Neon in Ridgewood + Invitation to Greenpointers Neon Sign "Lighting Party" + Invitation to Exclusive Screening of Greenpointers Sign Making Documentary + Digital Download + Thank You Postcard + Greenpointers Neon T-Shirt + Tote Bag + Magnet + Sticker + BIG THANKS on Greenpointers.com

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