"Koentopp" - a gentle and loving introspective about Dan Koentopp, a master guitar builder from Chicago. He details his experiences in life, the difficulties of finding his own way, the tragedy of death, and the abundance of life and hope. He builds a guitar from start to finish, and throughout this process we witness Dan's dedication to his dream....

"At age 14, I asked my parents if I could turn a basement closet into a small workshop. That was where, with the help of my father, I made my first guitar."

Filmed, directed and edited by
Paul Hamilton & Caleb Vinson.
Story/script by Dan Koentopp, Paul Hamilton & Caleb Vinson.
Music composed by Paul Hamilton.

Best Shorts Competition, Award of Excellence, 2013
bestshorts.net/past-winners/winners-112013/
Official Selection, Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMM FEST) 2014

Official Selection, Macon Film Festival 2015
2015maconfilmfestival.sched.org/event/3UP9/music-documentary-shorts-block-1
Check out Dan's work here:
koentoppguitars.com

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