I don’t know about the rest of you but I can’t handle shopping at large stores for the holidays. Boutiques are pretty cool. I can handle that. But now that i’ve spent the last year trying to get the word out about my film, I realize how difficult it is to have your work discovered online. It turns out there are a lot of webpages. Perhaps hundreds…
I have two main goals with this post and I thought I would be upfront about it. First is to sell as many DVD’s and T-Shirts as possible to clear up much needed space in my basement. The second is to list some amazing alternatives to shopping at big box stores. The list of sites below are all friends or friends of friends, and anything you buy from any of these people will directly help a very good person. Please consider doing your holiday shopping from this list of incredibly talented people. I’ve also created a pinterest board where i’ve posted most of this.
Matt Jones of Breaking Bad was quoted saying about Rolled “Don’t take this the wrong way, but that was WAY better then I thought it was going to be.” “Rolled is a hilarious coming of age zing-zang gotcha-mentory” says Chris Messer and the LA weekly called it “The feel-good documentary of the year”. Did I mention that I’m selling the ridiculously soft shirts for the first time online? And i’ve dropped the price by $5. Bam! I’m also selling Rolled DVD’s for $15. Or 5 for $45. That’s $45 instead of $75! What! Think about how many Rolled shirts you could buy with that savings! The answer is 2ish. The Rolled VHS is still on sale for $120. It used to be $300. Please don’t buy it, then I’d have to make it.
Now for our friends!
Roxy Makes Things: Roxy is a really talented friend from LA. We have a print of hers hanging in our sons room. He loves staring at it, so do I.
Nathan Gieseke: Nathan is on Etsy as Big Tree Designs, and is a good friend of my sister Cait. She has some of his work hanging in their house and it’s beautiful. Whatever you do, don’t ‘forkget‘ to check out the rings he makes too. Nailed it.
BingalingbyBetsy: (Molly’s Mom): I coached Molly and her Ultimate frisbee team at UCSC for a few years. I later found out that her whole family is ridiculously talented.
One Star Leather Goods: This is my good friend (and ultimate frisbee player) Keegan. He’s a filmmaker that somehow finds time to make amazing leather goods. He’s got some great stuff including wallets, wristbands, dog collars and belts.
I got this list by asking friends on facebook if they, or anyone they knew had shops online. Here is a list of a few more that are certainly worth checking out.
Outiart: Artwork by Outi Harma
BarberCustomDesign: Gifts by Jeny Barber
thetreasurecycle: Cady Rose jewelry, vintage, engagement rings, posters
AlwaysGiveACraft: Handmade items & supplies for children, moms, & more! We need about 10 of these.
minimintery: truly handmade cards
giggles: Crochet and Knit Goodies
1byliz: bicycle clocks, etc.
DonnaReCreations: Holiday ornament, one of a kind!
LinzZuelich: Wood Brain by Lindsay Zuelich
The list continued to come in. Sadly as a stay at home dad, trying to sell DVD’s, make a second film, and build a bathroom and sunroom, I just can’t keep up. Below are some additional links I couldn’t get to. Good luck and good shopping.
LeonSF: fine art prints
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