When the desire to tell a story is prevalent and the history of that story runs deep, the opportunity to bring that story to life is manifested. Seemingly, all parts of the story comes together to weave a magnificent body of work that is respected and appreciated within a community. That desire must also be backed by an unshakable courage. The type of courage that is contagious in bringing a community together for the sake of telling a part of their history.
Jonathan Ulman and Led Black are two filmmakers who are not only creating that story, but have the desire and courage to bring light to an underground beverage popular in the Upper Manhattan community of Washington Heights called the nutcracker. Otherwise known as an illegal moonshine the nutcracker is a potent, fruity concoction that residents of Washington Heights look forward to each summer – if they know where to find it.
BTW, our indiegogo Nutcracker Inc campaign ends tomorrow at Midnight and we can really use your help. Like I have said in the past this is a people’s history of our beloved Washington Heights using the Nutcracker as the vehicle to tell that story. This has never been done. Please donate in return for not just a really cool perk designed by one of Uptown’s most talented artists, Azad Gonzalez, but also to become a part of history in the making. See below for a promo for the film that really speaks to what we are doing with this film.
INDIEGOGO DONATION LINK: http://bit.ly/Nutcracker_Inc