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About

We are Jason Hay and Steve Pelizza, two uncommon individuals with one shared interest, our fascination for Grey Gardens. We became friends with Jerry Torre in 2009 and have had the opportunity to truly get to know this remarkable individual while filming this documentary. Jerry is as humble, kind and understated a person as one could hope to meet. Always wide-eyed and interested, he is very engaged with the world around him and seems to constantly be drawing inspiration from life itself for his sculptures. It has been a pleasure getting to know Jerry and learning of the remarkable life he has led.

 One could almost set his time at Grey Gardens aside altogether and still be fascinated by all the tales he has to tell. Jerry’s story unfolds as a classic American tale. A compromising childhood, then a dash for freedom leading him indirectly to Grey Gardens, a formative event in his life. Later awakening to his sexuality in the 1970′s in New York City, going on to travel in Europe and the Middle East under unique circumstances, and sadly falling into some of the darker passions in life. Eventually pulling himself up and dusting himself off, he decides to heed a lifelong call to carve stone and discovers his love for the craft. Jerry Torre’s sculptures help free him, and he fully develops into the beloved individual he is today. 

 Getting to know Jerry has had an impact on our lives, we feel it will have an impact on many others as well. His is a story of personal struggle, strength, love and achievement. Jerry has decided he is willing to share his experiences with us so we may be educated, inspired and perhaps even provoked. This promises to be a meaningful journey. - See more on our website

We have completed filming and editing over the course of the past few years. With the consent of the right-holders, the film has been shown at limited engagements in New York as well as the West Coast and received positive feedback. We continue to work with the Maysles as we move toward final distribution. The only roadblock that remains is purchasing the rights to historical footage used in the film to retain the feel and journey of the film and is crucial to the story. 

With your help we can obtain the rights and share this fantastic part of the Grey Gardens story with the world, and introduce you to the amazing story and life of Jerry Torre.

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As we progress along through the campaign please stay with us because we will be unlocking a lot of cool Kickstarter Exclusive material.

LOCKED 25% Funded
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At the 25% Funded mark we Unlock a "Making of The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens"  Photo Gallery

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 At the 50% Funded mark we will Unlock a "Behind the scenes" video.

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 At the 75% Funded mark we will Unlock a Kickstarter exclusive video of Jerry at work in the stone room carving. 

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Risks and challenges

A pleasant part of this Kickstarter project is that the film is complete. The only major piece that remains is the acquisition of the rights to some copy written material. With the support of the Maysles and our bi-coastal production team, we are ready to take on any hurdle that presents itself.

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    A signed, hand painted watercolor, by Jerry Torre. Also enjoy a DVD and digital download of the Marble Faun of Grey Gardens, which includes Kickstarter exclusive digital download extras.

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    A fired clay tabletop sculpture - Handcrafted by Jerry Torre, of his horse, Confetti.

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