Director: Marc Ripper
Producer: Karina Ripper
Director of Photography: Nate Grubbs
Second Camera & Camera Assistant: Leah Swan
Art Direction & Wardrobe: Melissa DiMartino & Eric Ahlstrom
Production Assistants: Chris Osborn & Brady Swan
Bearded Man: Greg Hennes
Voice Over: Edward Stiner
Concept: Marc Ripper & Taylor Umphenour
This is a short documentary movie that shows the whole process of how John Neeman Tools are being hand crafted.
"It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God."
Music by Foreign Fields - "Names and Races". Special thanks to the band Foreign Fields from Nashvile (especially for Clayton Fike) for allowing to use their music as a soundtrack for our movie. foreignfields.bandcamp.com/
Blacksmith Jesse Sipola talks of his profession and gives insight to the craft of blacksmithing. Sipola is known for developing the "pneumatic forging technique" (also referred as "hand-held pneumatic forging") which he uses to forge expressional figures.
Jesse Sipola works at Oshipala Airhammer Studios located close to Helsinki, Finland. More on Oshipala http://oshipala.com.
Documentary was first presented on http://www.m2hz.net as a part of the "Parallel Ads" series. Production: Eero Yli-Vakkuri, Alexandre Riviello. Subtitles: Tariq Al-Sadoon.
Fish Story: Stonington is a short segment of the feature film in progress....
Fish Story is documentary about storytelling and the storytellers who, as Mark Twain once said, "never let the facts get in the way of a good story." Fishermen. Their tales may be told merely to entertain or pass the time, but they often become tools to pass down traditions, compete for superiority and respect, and sometimes end up the great legends and epic myths of the world. Fish Story asks commercial fishermen around the world the same six questions, about topics like superstition, money, lies, life and death. With any luck, we'll get at least one good story out of it.
FEATURING THE FISHERMEN + FINE PEOPLE OF STONINGTON, MAINE:
Steve Robbins, Jr.
About the filmmakers:
Corey Tatarczuk is an Emmy-nominated producer, director and editor, living in Brooklyn, NY but born and raised in Maine. Her work, from music videos, experimental shorts and commercials to feature films and documentaries, has taken her around the world, angered Donald Trump, amused Yogi Berra and gained her access to the Watergate files.
David Hale is a Brooklyn-based director of photography and gaffer. His work has taken him down the Amazon for the BBC, shooting with the Wu Tang Clan, inside Capoeira for PBS, on official state business in South America for Condoleeza Rice, the deserts of Morocco for Virgin, and on a runaway horse for EMI. He’s also available for stuntwork for B horror movies.
My wife and I were fly fishing with friend/guide Dean Whaanga in New Zealand when a combination of bad weather and good timing resulted in a fish giving us the experience of a lifetime. I crawled on my stomach with my camera to the water's edge, hit record, and watched what was one of the coolest moments I have ever witnessed.