PROFESSIONal NEIL YOUNGBERG Metal Fabricator


Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.

Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather’s business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.

In this short-form profile, Skylar Nielsen from Vita Brevis Films interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our “Professional” series. Shot on location in Neil’s metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life’s work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever-changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America.

Music:
Caspian: “For Protection”
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: “Destined for Great Things”
Bon Iver: “Beach Baby”

Direction: Skylar Nielsen
Cinematography: Lance Clayton
Title design: Michael Hall

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