"Big Mike Takes Lunch" by filmmaker Nicolas Heller, is a documentary that captures a day in the life of Michael Saviello, manager of 40 years for the iconic East Village barber shop, Astor Place Hairstylists. For the past year, Mike has devoted his 45-minute lunch break to something he hasn’t done since Highschool... Painting.
Follow Mike as he takes you on a journey through his shop full of characters and the storage unit he’s turned into his personal art studio, adding another uniquely New York charm to one of The city’s best kept secrets.
In conjunction with the screening of the film, Big Mike will be having his first ever art show at Astor Place Hairstylists on November 17th at 8:30pm.
Film Teaser: vimeo.com/299336690
Directed, Edited and Produced by Nicolas Heller
Cinematography by Ben Carey
Music Supervision by Falside
Starring Michael Saviello as Himself
Co-Starring Speedy, Benny, Valentino, Alberto, Mexico, Steve, Bella, Luba, John, Paul, Frankie, Irma, Lou, Alex, & all the Astor Place Hairstylists staff.
Audio by Falside
Sound Mix by Bobb Barito
Color by Sam Gursky
Titles by Naomi Otsu
Special Thanks to Astor Place Hair Stylists, Michael Rapaport, Robb Pearson, Sean Wiggins, Clark Slater, Greg Matesich, Mark Cross, Jay Giampietro, Lucas Lobe, Louise Fili, Steve Heller, Jeff Casciano.
Questions? --> Hellerfilms@gmail.com