“A warm, insightful documentary about brotherhood.”
“A heartwarming look at how something unusual can turn into something beautiful.”
“A doc with heart and in the same style as Vice profiles, provided enlightening perspectives on people and sub-cultural lifestyle choices.”
“Offbeat and upbeat, Half Sour is Dogtown and Z-Boys meets Waitrose.”
Moving to New York can be tough, particularly when you’re just out of school and entering the workforce during the worst economy in modern times. Half Sour is a short documentary that chronicles one young man’s efforts to “make it” while also helping to better the fortune of his friends.
John Till, 24, is a self-taught entrepreneur whose prospects are grim. While working at a friend’s father’s pickle factory, John thinks outside the box and starts pickling everything in sight to sell at farmers’ markets in New York City and all over Long Island. One by one, John reaches out to his struggling childhood friends in Providence, Rhode Island to involve them in the business, throwing them virtual lifelines. Sharing a house and a love of skateboarding, they band together to make it in New York.
Running Time: 15 minutes