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A New Documentary About Pipe Smoking

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  1. matchstickman

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    So through a strange twist of fate, I got hooked up with a writing gig over at a website called Dapperism.com, and it turns out that the site is full of avid pipe smokers. Yesterday, this post appeared on the home page about a documentary in the works called "Father the Flame", which is a documentary about pipe smoking, pipe makers, and the art of relaxation that comes with smoking a pipe. Thought you guys might find this cool. Check it out!

    Father the Flame Documentary

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    I have been waiting a very long time for something like this! I'm very excited, the trailer looks great!

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    I think that getting information about pipe smoking out to the public and having them see that we are not a bunch of nicotine addicted fiends and that we are gentlemen and ladies of leisure will help to crush a lot of stereotypes. I am excited as well!

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    Not to highjack this thread but do you know who sings the song in the trailer? With the female vocals?

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    Not sure who sings the song, Ill have to check it out. I have yet to get on the IMDB website and see if I can find anything out about the movie. I think Ill do that real quick.

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    That looks amazing. Can't wait for the finished product.

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    maybe in my next reincarnation, I can be a pipe maker, gotta be better than this crap I'm wasting my life away at.

    We need more pipe video's for sure.

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    pipe making & collecting are awesome hobbies & jobs..
    If your hobby becomes yr job then you are a lucky man ..
    I can count myself pretty lucky with that..

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    I second the "simon cowell" reaction.

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    I just shared this on my FB group Pfeife Rauchen. It looks like it's going to be an incredible film!

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    Nice. Looks like it will be good. Format reminds me a lot of the ski videos that small artists are making right now, e.g.:

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    That looks very cool. I'm looking forward to seeing it. Thank you for posting it here.

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    Very cool! Any idea when it will be released?

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    Great preview. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    A very interesting trailer. I'm also excited to browse that website as well. If the website is promoting a documentary like that, it definitely is worth a look in my book.

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    Wow!, looks like a amazing flick, Really interesting to see some of the history and unique pipes from around the world and the Chicago Pipe Show. I will be keeping my eye on that.

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    When will the documentary be available? Where will it show?

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    Looks very cool, can't wait to see the finished movie.

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    I agree, this looks great!

    From what I gather it will only happen if they can raise enough money to make it. Sort of like kick-starter. http://www.indiegogo.com/fathertheflame
    Maybe all of us pipers and pipesmagazine.com or sponsors could help get it going?

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    Awesome! I am actually from Michigan and lived 5 mins from Negaunee where that pipe maker is. This is the first time I have heard of him.

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    Even if you can't drop money on it, at least share the link everywhere you can. Supporting independent film is cool anyway, and this one is about pipe smokers! It's a chance to give a new audience respect for our hobby (lifestlye, religion, affliction, whatever).

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    Looks pretty good, thanks for the info.

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    Thank you so much for the head's up. It looks to be wonderful.

    I'm kicking in a few $$.

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    I watched this again today before work. Am I the only one that was glad to see that Calabashes got some love towards the end of the trailer?

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    Hell yeah! I contributed $25 and will be throwing down some more here soon. BTW Pipe Novelist, great share and thanks for turning me onto this site! A bunch of great dudes on here!

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    Welcome!

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    I can't wait for this documentary to be complete and ready for everyone to see!

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    Looks very cool, welcome DapperG!

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    This doc looks so interesting! I'm very bummed it wasn't funded. Hopefully they can rally & still make it happen!

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    Very cool.

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    Wow, I sure hope this film gets out. Looks pretty amazing!

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    Good video. Thanks for posting it.

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    It's a shame they can't raise the money. $75,000 is not a huge amount for a project such as this. I didn't delve deeply, but at first blush it may be that their goal is/was to raise the money from individuals. There's a lot of idealistic indy filmmakers who eschew commercial support, thinking it's something of a "sell out."

    In my days in showbiz, we had sponsors fighting all over themselves to sponsor our World Championship of Volleyball film. It was an easy sell, fully funded and ESPN did the distribution.

    The reality of life is I've no doubt this documentary would be finished and available now had they a motivated agent who garnered commercial support. Oh well.

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    Thanks for bringing this to us. Can't wait for the finished picture either.

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    At this rate, it's quite possible there will be no finished product.

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    There's a lot of idealistic indy filmmakers who eschew commercial support, thinking it's something of a "sell out."
    what an odd thought (not by you Roth, by the film makers). How do they suppose sets get built, equipment gets purchased, people earn a living to put food on their tables? If money is so evil and corrosive, they could always give it away, burn it or fund other like minded indie film makers.

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    I wonder why they didn't use Kickstarter instead. Has much more exposure, and success. $75K is way to much to ask for, $15K would do it, you're telling people right off the bat it's not going to raise the money. The prize tree is wrong, again research would have helped here. I know many people that have gone through the Kickstarter process, and some research should have been done on how to get the movie made. They did a great job on a promo video, but lacked scenes of hobby makers, and the all important sit down talk at the end. Tried to hard to make the promo a movie and not a request for funds.
    Just thoughts and things I know others have gone through.

    Oh, grats on the gig!

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    Looks like an interesting project. It would be great if they could get some funding for it.

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    Very cool...will love to see the finished product!

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    Not gonna happen, according to their project website:

    $1,180 Raised of $75,000 Goal
    0 days left

    They were not able to fund the movie.

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    its to bad this project didnt make it to completion. sign of the times i guess.

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    It's all in knowing what the heck you're doing. It's one thing to be a writer and/or film maker, quite another to have the know-how to make it happen. There's a ton of film projects that end up, as we used to say, on the cutting room floor.

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    We need to find out what the actual status of this project is and if it is possible to get it moving. I would thing if we could get this site, Pipes & Tobaccos magazine, and the UPCA talking about this some real money could be raised. I am going to email these guys and see what is cooking.

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    This looks very cool

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    I actually contributed to these guys' campaign to make this film and I never even got a response (no thank you, no acknowledgment, no email, nothing) and that was after several attempts at contacting them and even offering some of my leather goods to auction off on the forums so as to get the word out and generate more money for them. I don't know what happened, really, but it's a shame because the preview trailer looked really interesting. Too bad.

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    im so excited for this! thanks for posting

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    Awesomeness!!!

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    I just went back and watched the trailer for this again, and the fact that this film may never see the light of day just breaks my heart. It was such a cool concept and I really liked the way that it was done. If I had the resources and the know how to do something like this I would love to try and make a documentary like this.

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    Thanks for posting, i'm looking forward to watching it.

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    I have friends that have gone from start to finish on getting a project like this done. They did just about everything possible to make this not happen. I hope one gets made, I'd love to make one, even if a script was perfect, the people needed to make this would never touch a smoking documentary. Only way a project like this would ever get made is with upfront investors. The shame is that with today’s technology, it could be finished for fewer than 25K. Plus would actually be one that had a chance of return on investment.

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    I got a hold of the man behind this project, Chad Terpstra, and he said:

    "I just posted an update on the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FatherTheFlame

    We're working on a short film from the footage we got at Lee's place up north. Also creating a treatment and working on our plan of attack for the feature version. Lots of work to do so we're just taking it one step at a time. We are also going to be at the Chicagoland pipe show this May. Will we see you there? "

    Looks like I am going to Chicago.

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    I hope the hell he's hired a marketing pro. Too obvious he cannot spell marketing.

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    I cannot wait for this film.

    And this thread is how I came to be a contributor to Dapperism.

    A double hit for me.

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    The shame is that with today’s technology, it could be finished for fewer than 25K. Plus would actually be one that had a chance of return on investment.

    +1

    I agree that it could be done for 25k (if the filmakers forgo any salary), but call me a pessimist, I am not sure if they would be able to get this aired or even shown in small boutique theaters. The topic of tobacco is taboo, so it might never see the light of day.

    I know I would watch it and enjoy it, but not sure if the general public would.

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