Nutcracker Inc. Documentary Looking For Archival Footage and Photos

What up, fellow residents of Uptown and Washington Heights! As most of you probably know by now, we are heavy into post-production on the documentary film, Nutcracker Inc. But what you may not know is that the movie is about a whole lot more than just a drink. It’s about a certain neighborhood, OUR neighborhood, the place we all call home, and how it has managed to transform itself over the last 20-plus years. We’re touching on subjects like the crack era and the riots of ’92 and how residents stood up for their community. We’re touching on immigrants coming to the area, and the geography of Uptown from Trinity Church to the tip of Manhattan. We are putting together a vast portrait of the neighborhood, and we’d like you to be a part of it. To that end, we are asking you for material, both photographs and video that you might be willing to share with our audience. Doesn’t matter if it’s in color or black and white, from 10 years ago or 30. All we ask are the following three requirements:

First, that your picture or video tells a story, that our audience can see it and know what is happening in it with little explanation. Anything that portrays the neighborhood as it once was, from kids playing in the street to the riots to your grandfather playing dominos on the block. Even you and your friends drinking a nutcracker. Got something of the old Riverside parties from the ‘80’s? Send it in! Got a nice pic of you and your friends hanging on the block in the ‘90’s? Send it in! Did you grow up in the Heights? Show us the fun you created when you were a kid. Squeegee guys off the GWB exits? Up close shots of the riots? Send them in! We have some amazing photography in the film that shows off the beauty of Washington Heights as it is now, but we need to contrast that with material from days gone by, when the neighborhood was going through darker times. Those of you who know, know what we’re talking about.

Washington Heights Riots of 1992

The second thing we ask is that whatever you send us be in digital format. For photographs, they need to be scanned in high-resolution, at least 1080 x 1920 in jpg format. For video, it must be digitized in a recognizable format such as .mov, .m4v, .mp4 or .avi, etc.

And lastly, you must OWN the material you are sending us for inclusion in the movie. If we use your material, we will get in touch with you to make sure you are properly credited in the film and ask you to sign a release that allows us to use it.

So please send us your photos and videos! Please put your name and year, if known, in the file name of what you are sending (ex. LedBlack_92_riots.jpg), and email them as attachments directly to us at [email protected]. You can also attach zip files of multiple photos, just be sure to title the zip file with your name. And make sure we can reply back to you by email. And if you have any questions, or would like some assistance with digitizing what you’d like to send us, please get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help.

Thanks for all your continued support of Nutcracker Inc., we can’t wait to see your amazing photos and videos!

More info: [email protected]

Twitter: @NutcrackerInc



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