Well, once again I have a roadblock in front of me for Gang Greed. I call the NJSEA to get permission to film on the Stadium property. Couple weeks back, Anthony and I were politely asked to not film and get permission before we do. Not a problem. I call over and talk to a women named Carol. I was told i would have to pay $1,200 AN HOUR just to use the parking lot for about 2 hours. Two people, one car, maybe 2 parking spaces on a Saturday afternoon with nothing going on. Guess they must really need the money in this economy. Just kidding. I know there are costs involved but that much to take up so little is crazy.
I knew before doing this I might encounter some obstacles. I called Bruce Speight at the New York Jets to see if I could get a little assistance. He could not promise anything which is fine. I had to contact a VP at the NJSEA to “plead my case” and see if I could get the fees waved. This is why I called Bruce in. The NY Jets may not want to sit down with me, but that does not mean they can not be a helpful referral source. I am not putting this documentary together to hurt the Jets, I am doing it to show how these big organizations are leaving a long time fan base out in the cold.
Here you have long time season ticket holders wanting to keep their season tickets in an economy that is making it hard for some, impossible for many. I am one of the impossible ones. I had a friend buy them off me this year. I am done. I can not afford any more season tickets unless by some miracle I either win the lottery or get a great paying job. Everyone knows the tickets are a luxury. But when some have had them in the family for over 45 years, they are hard to give up.
I never give up at what I set out to do. I started this documentary and I am going to see it finished. I do not care if it is a cinematic masterpiece or the worlds biggest flop. I know I still need to get distribution and all the other business. But it will be a big accomplishment for me to finish this project. But when one gets under way, another project begins. Can not talk about this one yet. A cliffhanger in a blog, how rare.