05.05.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “1050.6(c) against Showtime” Film by Scott Carthy

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Director Scott Carthy beautifully documents the divisive subculture of subway car performers in this 7-min short documentary. From what I can gather 1050.6(c) is the section of the New York Transit code that states panhandling and performing on trains is prohibited.

Scott is hoping to raise funds through Kickstarter to shoot a longer, more in depth, film about these dancers. Watch the 7-min short film below!

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15.04.14 by Jeff

Same But Different “Theo’s Story”

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I don’t know if I’m just extra emotional tonight or what, but I cried two times watching this video by director David Barnes. This kid’s honesty and the beautiful filming and editing, ahh it’s too much for me right now. A+

Theo is 10 years old, and almost blind. In this video he explains “what it’s like to be me” as part of an Emmy Award winning collection of short documentary portraits, featuring kids with a variety of medical conditions.

Watch “Theo’s Story” below!

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24.03.14 by Jeff

Train Surfing in South Africa

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“Staff Riding” is an exhilarating mini-doc by Marco Casino, on the dangerous sport of train surfing in South Africa. Not sure how Adidas feels about all the product placement. Watch the film below!

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12.03.14 by Jeff

“Font Men” The Work of Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones

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Here’s a terrific mini-doc on the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, the two designers behind what was the most respected type design studio in the world.

Watch “Font Men” below!

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11.03.14 by Jeff

“The Puppetman” by Ema Ryan Yamazaki

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This little profile on “The Puppetman” of New York City is begging to be turned into a feature length documentary. Can someone please make it happen? I want to know everything there is to know about this guy! Watch the video below!

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20.02.14 by Jeff

What Difference Does It Make: A Film About Making Music

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Red Bull has just released a must-watch 90 minute documentary about making music, featuring insights from an incredibly diverse selection of artists including: Brian Eno, Flying Lotus, Giorgio Moroder, James Murphy, Just Blaze, Erykah Badu, Philip Glass. Love to see more long-form content like this from them.

Watch the entire film below!

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12.11.13 by Jeff

Ashrita Furman “The Record Breaker” A Documentary Film By Brian McGinn

Ashrita Furman is the man with the most Guinness World Records of all time (nearly 400). This film by Brian McGinn follows Furman as he prepares to climb Machu Picchu on stilts.

I love everything about this documentary, my only complaint is that it’s much too short! This story deserves to be a full feature! I want to surround myself with people like Ashrita Furman, so full of life!

Watch the film “The Record Breaker” below!

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18.09.13 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “Gray House”

Best of Kickstarter: Gray House film by Austin Lynch

Filmmaker/painter Austin Lynch is raising funds for his experimental documentary project “Gray House”. The film will be scored by Babe Rainbow (Warp Records) and feature fashion designer Jeremy Scott among others.

Watch a brief trailer for the film below!

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