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Gasper & Son

A short documentary about a father and son neon-sign shop in Queens, NY.

Videos

Trailer for Gasper & Son

Overview

Genre
Arts, Social Issues, and Culture
Synopsis

Burning fingers while bending glass is the least of Robbie's worries as he tries to keep the lights on in his neon sign shop in Queens with the skills he learned from his father.

Gasper & Son is a short documentary about the dying art of neon sign making told by father Gasper and his son Robbie, who is carrying on the craft against the backdrop of a well loved but often unforgiving NYC. Decade after decade, through thick and thin, this business has become their life’s work because they’ve put so much of themselves into it. With only a handful of neon sign makers left in the US, Robbie’s kind is rare, but his struggle as a small business owner in an increasingly difficult economy is not. What he carries on is more than a skilled craft, it’s an important family tradition.

Stage
finished
Running time
32 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Freckless Productions, Ugly Art Room
Country
United States
Years of Production
1
Locations
New York
Prod. Partners
Greenpointers

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Festivals
DC Independent Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival
Awards
Best Short Documentary, Queens World Film Festival
Language
English

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