A SHORT DOCUMENTARY
After having his studio demolished, an experimental glass artist
reminisces about his past and the future of his art.
Alfred Engerer is a Toronto native and legendary glass-blower who lives in a slow, nostalgia-filled world.
Beginning in the late 1970s, Alfred started blowing neon tubes and creating guerrilla art installations under the group Skunkworks Outlaw Neon. The group had a falling out in the '90s, after which Alfred created a collective glass studio -- Geisterblitz Glass -- which allowed him to host 350 glass blowing parties. After nearly 25 years of running the space, Alfred lost not only his studio, but his home, due to the building of yet another condo.
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Sam Kilpatrick is an independent filmmaker from Guelph, Ontario. Being brought up from artist parents, and a grandfather who was a jazz musician, Sam is incredibly passionate about sharing stories about the arts. Sam currently holds 4 years of experience in various departments in the film industry, primarily in the camera and electrical department. Sam has just recently graduated from the Bachelor of Film & Media program at Humber College.
Benjamin Comeau holds a BA (Hons) from Humber College's Film and Media Production program, which teaches filmmakers how to carry a project from pitch to delivery through hands-on learning. He graduated as a member of the Dean's List, and specializes in development, producing, directing, and production management. Benjamin is currently pursuing a DGC apprenticeship in the accounting department.
"Whether Toronto is new or old to you, we can't wait for audiences to witness
Alfred's unique perspective on the experimental arts scene
of Toronto in the 80's and 90's and connect with his passion for art."
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / COLOURIST / VFX
EDITOR / ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / 1ST AC
“Working on this film meant a lot to me, because I am from the city. I had been looking for my place within the culture of art in Toronto and having the ability to enhance the audience into Alfred’s story gave me that place. The goal is to respect the artists that came before me, and pave the way for the artists to come afterwards.”
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