Are you hiring?
This is probably the second most asked question of a record store owner or manager, right after "Do you have so and so in stock?" or "Who does that song 'There's a bathroom on the right'?"
I opened my first record store, The Record Department, whose tagline was "Dedicated to the preservation of vinyl" in 1986. A year after that I opened Middle Earth Records, whose tagline was "You'll never know what we'll dig up." Almost daily, especially right after I opened, I would be asked the question, "Are you hiring?" sometimes by up to five different kids. Everyone wanted to work in the record store.
This documentary will explore the life and times of record stores and their employees.
It is appropriately being announced on August 12th 2022, which is National Vinyl Record Day, and hopefully will have a release date on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 15th, 2023.
In the meantime, check out my other docs.
I have conceived of, and written a lot of documentary films, sometimes as many as three a week. This is in addition to the many other commercial, narrative and TV series work I do.
I've also written several narrative films and a few TV series, but they can't be discussed here.
Interested in picking up one or more of these properties? Mark
The Documentary Factory which is a division of AVS Production Company has many films which are either in production or pre-production. They are:
Life Is EL - Living and working under and around the elevated train tracks in New York City (In Production)
Step Streets - Where did the Street go? (In Production)
Education In Smithtown - Lots of pencils, lots of books, and we loved our teacher's dirty looks (In Production)
Sake in America - The love for and growth of what used to be a Japanese exclusive drink in America (In Production)
Scams Are Us - You have it, we'll take it (In Production)
In Search of Whale Vomit - It'll help you smell better (Pre-Production)
Oh Deer - How we live with our forested friends (In Production)
Life Before Twitter - The history of the digital era (In Production)
Volunteers Of America - Without Volunteers, we would all be in trouble (Pre-Production)
Legendary Smithtown - How a man named Smith settled in for the long ride after a short ride (In Production)
Tea For Two Billion - Our love for the second most consumed beverage in the World (Pre-Production)
The Life Of Death - Who's there at the end (Pre-Production)
Smart Phone, Stupid People - Your phone is getting smarter, but you are getting stupider (Pre-Production)
1 Dollar For You - Yes, you can still get things in NYC for only $1 including great Pizza! (Pre-Production)
The Deadliest Sport - Is Gymnastics the deadliest sport? (Pre-Production)
50 Years of Planting Trees - The history of Earth Day and the related movements (In Production)
The Trees of NYC - Did you know there are over 692,892 trees in NYC? (In Production)
Can It - What's with all that metal around my stuff? (Pre-Production)
Sprout Poop - The care, feeding and love for Sprouts and the World's greatest Virtual Air Band (Pre-Production)
It Takes a Second - It can take a second to change your life (Pre-Production)
Drummers - The history of drumming from 5500 B.C. to today (Pre-Production)
Gridded City - Why cities around the World are laid out in grids (Pre-Production)
Blocks of Glass - Why glass blocks are all the rage in construction (Pre-Production)
New York City Subway Art - There are over 342 permanent works of art in the system (Pre-Production)
Roller Derby Kids - Growing up as a child of Roller Derby parents (Pre-Production)
Bill Graham's Gift - He provided us with decades of great music (Pre-Production)
Sous Vide - Is this the best cooking technique? (In Production)
Garden Bay Manor - One of the most serene neighborhoods in NYC with a rich history (Pre-Production)
Are you hiring? - The second most asked question of a record store owner or manager (In Production)
Are You A Turtle? - The history of Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles (Pre-Production)
I Seem To Be A Verb - The history and legacy of R Buckminster Fuller (Pre-Production)
You're a Rock N Roll Suicide - The sad history of suicide and accidental death in music (Pre-Production)