Bobby and Mason have been friends and Coworkers for almost 20 years, but with rising rents and a bad economy their Tattoo business is struggling, So they decide to bring on another Artist and Piercer to help pay the bills. Egos and personalities clash resulting in an ongoing attempt to drive each other nuts in this workplace comedy like no other, loaded with a delicate balance of witty dialogue, crude humor, drama, and heart, THE SHOP will make you laugh, then cry, then laugh some more.
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Before it's inception as a feature film, THE SHOP was originally created as a web series. Check out the Pilot episode below.
To submit “The Shop.” to the Drive In Circuit, with the final goal of securing distribution on streaming platforms.
To assist in the growth of the independent film making community in Colorado.
To turn a profit for our investors and producers.
To make a killer feature film, 90-100 minutes in length.
8/30/20 WE ARE WRAPPED!!!
6 days of shooting in which 3 were record setting 20+ page days, with a cast and crew of less than 70.
Some sneak peeks...
WHY A TATTOO SHOP COMEDY?
TATTOO CULTURE IS MAINSTREAM
Tattoos have burst onto pop culture and have taken over the current media scenery. TV shows based on
the tattoo industry are springing up on major networks, social media pages for tattoo culture are
numbering in the millions of followers, and you would be hard pressed to take a walk on the street and
not see several people sporting leg tats or arm sleeves. Not to mention all the pieces you see on the
beach! Tattoos have become a mainstream part of society.
TATTOO CULTURE IS BOOMING
Today, 36 percent of Americans aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo, according to a report done by the
Pew Research Center. That’s more than one third of America’s young adults! It comes as no surprise
that the tattoo industry is the sixth fastest-growing retail business in America, as determined by the U.S.
News & World Report. This has obviously translated to online interest as well, as there are more than
147 million tattoo related searches each month on Google.
TATTOO CULTURE IS ENTERTAINMENT
The moment tattoos stepped into society’s limelight can be pinpointed to a very specific event: the
launching of the first popular tattoo TV show, “Miami Ink”. Before this show, only the minority of
people with tattoos knew what the inside of a tattoo studio was like. Miami Ink's owner, linked up with
a major network and ran this reality TV show in his shop. It was a huge success and it changed
Nine years later, Miami Ink has had six seasons and been aired in over 160 countries. Spin-off
shows based on other shops (NY Ink and LA Ink, most notably) as well as Contest-Format
shows (Ink Master) have also been largely successful.
WE HAVE ALREADY TESTED THE MARKET
Roughly two years ago Chamber Piece Films LLC shot a pilot for a would be comedic tattoo shop
centered series called “The Shop.” It was very well received on social media platforms and generated a
great deal of interest in the upcoming series. Flash forward a couple years and the same writer, completes a script for a full length feature
based on the same characters and premise.
For this feature Chamber Piece Films LLC has already signed the same lead actor, the same director,
the same director of photography and some very exciting new additions that will contribute to our