Pride of Gloucester documentary

$3,041 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 10 months
Created March 19, 2018

                                              We are not associated with the St. Peter's Fiesta Committee.

In June of 2018 our film crew shot footage for a documentary about the St. Peter's Fiesta in Gloucester MA. 

Our goal is to give viewers a front row seat to the Seine Boat races and the Greasy Pole challenge as men and women battle to be the best. Celebrate the rich culture as these blue collar gladiators honor their fishing heritage, through extreme sports and rigorous competion for pride of place in their hometown.

Viewers will be taken on a journey through the religious novena, witness the festival as experienced by the participants, attend crew training sessions and be a fly on the wall in the St. Peter’s clubs for both ceremony and social exchange.   

We  acquired sponsors who provided us with cinema and broadcast quality equipment and technology such as two Inspire 2 drones with Zenmuse X5S cameras, a Red Dragon cinema camera, a Canon C200, a Sony Z100, Solo Shot 3s, GoPros and an Osmo  X5R. 

We plan to film again during Fiesta 2019. This will allow us to continue to build the story and to utilize technologies which will enhance the view's experience. 

Be a Sponsor!
Be a part of the beating heart of Gloucester by sponsoring us and helping to create a tale worthy of the Fiesta we all love.  We've donated hundreds of hours to this project, maxed credit cards and will donate hundreds of hours more, but we can't do this alone. 

Donations go towards:
Production General & Liability insurance, Equipment Insurance and Drone Hull & Liability Insurance. 
Shipping costs on sponsored equipment.
Equipment which we need to rent. 
Equipment which we need to buy, which can't be rented.
Post production costs.
Other Production costs which will arise.

Donations will NOT go towards paying our film crew for their time.

If you donate more than the reward level of multiple gifts instead of the exact amount of a gift, please inform us of which gift you'd like to receive for your donation. 

This is for Gloucester, this is for you!

Production Company: Cut Bridge Productions
Director Sean O'Laughlin
Producer Dave Nicastro
Producer Marc Nicastro

Director of Photography Jon Cooney 
Business Development  Andrew Nicastro
Drone Op: Bob Turner
Drone Op: Mike Utzig
Drone Op: Josh Hall
Camera Operator Alex Sanfilipo
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Update 4
Posted by Sean OLaughlin
6 months ago
A big retroactive THANKS to Jalapeños in Gloucester for hosting our fundraiser in June. Many apologies for not giving a call-out sooner, we had our hands full with the production.
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Update 3
Posted by Sean OLaughlin
7 months ago
A big thanks to the Cape Ann Community Cinema for hosting our fundraiser on June 5th. The showing of Around Cape Horn, shot in 1929 by Irving Johnson is a gem for anyone with an interest in historical sailing, self-reliance and physical fitness.

We were graced by many members of the Gloucester community, who after the show shared with us their own deeply rooted connections to the Fiesta and we look forward to interviewing them during this production.

This project is for Gloucester, about its citizens, their rich cultural heritage and the honor and tribute they pay to their history. As such, we plan to interview a great many people across this community. This is your tale, we are here to help you tell it.
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Update 2
Posted by Sean OLaughlin
8 months ago
A big Thank You to Nicastro's Driving School which is contributing a $25 gift certificate off their classroom instruction for any $50 donation to the Pride Of Gloucester documentary.
With locations in Gloucester, Manchester, Beverly and Danvers, this gift is perfect for any aspiring driver on the North Shore. One certificate valid per student.
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Update 1
Posted by Sean OLaughlin
9 months ago
We're excited to announce that the owners of Iron Village gym in Beverly, MA where one of the Seine Boat crews trains, has provided us with a package deal for two of our future donors. A one-month unlimited Group Class membership and a one-hour private session with head coach Ryan Mueller. A $259 value for a $200 donation towards making this awesome documentary. Now is the time to get in shape!

"I started attending this gym in the fall in order to better understand the subject matter and community I was going to be filming. I got hooked and now I attend group class sessions two or three times a week. There is an energy and group perseverance mentality here that is intoxicating." - Executive Producer, Sean O'Laughlin
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