1. PROFESSIONal

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    Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy. In this short-form profile, Skylar Nielsen from VitaBrevisFilms interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America. Music: Caspian: For protection Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Destined for great things Bon Iver: Beach Baby Direction: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Lance Clayton & Ian Rigby Title design: Michael Hall VitaBrevisFilms.com *UPDATE: Its official...PROFESSIONal won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.... Thank you Slamdance!!!

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