Monday, September 28, 2015
5 Pointz in 5 Minutes | Video
"5 Pointz in 5 Minutes" debuted at the Long Beach International 4th annual 'Shorts on the Beach' August 7th event. It played on a giant outside screen on the beach of the Atlantic ocean in Long Beach NY. Thousands were in awe of the short which showed a piece of NYC that will never exist again. The crowd reaction was overwhelming. 5 Pointz was a world famous grafitti MECCA where WORLD CLASS aerosol artists shared their best work on the walls of this 200,000 square foot industrial building in Long Island City, NYC. The site was active for 20 years until the owner of the property decided to DEVELOP the property. The filmmaker, Kevin Wood was hired to video tape the entire building inside and out for unknown reasons at the time. The entire building and all artwork was whitewashed 48 hours after the film documentation, subsequently the building has been demolished to make way for a condo development. This short film stands as a documented collection of the building and the world class grafitti art. Check out the trailer for the video above. The full documentary, which was shown at the Long Beach International “Shorts on the Beach” event last month, can be viewed in its entirety here.