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First of all, thanks for watching. I have been making shorts about the American Glass Pipe Movement for a number of years now. The on-going support and encouragement from artists and fans alike has made the experience well worth it.
It all started with the Pipe Classic film in 2008, then the Colorado Project in 2010, followed by Degenerate Art and a host of other videos profiling individuals, collaborations and events. Today I share with you another project about the artists who devote everything to their passion—not for the money, not for the fame, but for the love of the craft. This film was produced with zero budget. With the help of Josh Opdenaker and Sarah Bobowick, of Stash n’ Stowe, I was able to travel to Vermont, on to Toronto and then back to Philly. In the end I realized I had captured a pretty incredible story on a number of different levels. I reached out to a few sponsors who helped fund post-production; without them, I would not have had the resources to make any of this happen.
After just over 1 week of shooting and 100+ hours of editing, I am ready and able to share with you this mini-documentary. Despite all of the work and time that I devoted to this, I am sharing it with you for free; it is well worth the effort to have as many people as possible see this story, and I believe this is the best way to reach viewers, everywhere. If you enjoy this film or any other films I have created in the past, and if you would like to see more, please take a moment to donate to the cause. Share it with your friends and family. Support art whenever you can, whether it is glass, sculpture, painting, film or any other art form.