Now three years in the making, Year-Round Metal Enjoyment is in its final leg of production. The graffiti documentary from Mint Films, based out of Maine, turns the lens on freight writers in the New England scene, and showcases work from the Circle-T & YME Crews, alongside interviews with writers, railfans and train workers. You can check out the teaser for the documentary on Vimeo here.
Documentaries on American freight graffiti are a bit rare, and the story of painting freights in the Northeast is an important one. Not to mention that the whole rail scene can be a bit daunting for the uninitiated, despite the ubiquity of the painted train car. Oftentimes, dedicated writers will forfeit sleep, safety and sanity to paint, primarily alone, in high security layups and train yards, while trying to avoid detection and dodge the unflinching steel monsters that roll through the yard.
Scheduled for a late 2013 release, Mint Films is seeking contributions on Indiegogo to help cover post-production and distribution costs. So far, the entirety of the film's production costs have been paid for out-of-pocket. Their goal is to raise another $8,000 in the next month. Swank perks for contributions include a T-Shirt for $40, and $100 gets a movie poster signed by artists featured in the film. You can check out other video projects from Mint Films, on thier Vimeo page.