O’Mast, the long-awaited documentary about Neapolitan tailoring, just started a Kickstarter campaign. If you’ve been reading men’s style blogs for any period of time, you’re probably already familiar with the film. If you’re not, however, you should immediately check out the trailer. I also conducted an interview with the director, Gianluca Migliarotti, which you can read here.
The film is finished, but the director needs some funds in order to pay for some postproduction work that has already been done, make the DVD, and go on tour for some screening parties. I can’t express enough how important I think this film will be, and how much recognition it deserves. To my knowledge, there are no other films about Neapolitan tailoring, and this one captures some of the most important figures in the region.
Any donation will be accepted, but certain pledges will be met with special gifts. Perhaps most notable is that a pledge of $25 will get you a copy of the DVD. Heck, at that point, you’re just buying an advanced copy of what’s sure to be a popular film.
Finally, if you happen to live in New York City, I have some really exciting news. The first screening of O’Mast will be held at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, the home of the Department of Italian Studies at New York University. The screening will take place on November 30th at 6 PM. You can see it on the department’s calendar of events. I don’t know how many seats the venue accommodates, so to be safe, I would recommend you show up early.