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Montreal-based tattoo artists face an uphill battle between rising rent costs, the burden of social media, and "winter struggle" as they strive to make a living in the city.
In a metropolis like Montreal, everyone must find ways to get by with their overpriced apartment, groceries, and other living expenses. These four tattoo artists have chosen a creative path that can either make or break the bank. Keeping up with online trends and finding ways to make a name for themselves using social media determines their income, but at what point does it all start to weigh on a single person? This documentary showcases a deep dive of the hard-working tattoo artist in Montreal and their ability to make a good enough wage and keep themselves afloat.

  • Carlie Sznerch
  • Carlie Sznerch
  • Carlie Sznerch
  • Lia Francischiello
    Key Cast
  • Nick Trotman
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Marino
    Key Cast
  • Morgan Hunt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Tattoos, Art, Educational, Participatory, Heartwarming, Film
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    Yes - Toronto Film School
Director Biography - Carlie Sznerch

Carlie Sznerch is a native-Montrealer and currently attends Toronto Film School Online. She loves film and photography and when she's not hunched-back editing at her computer, she spends her spare time with her beloved senior dog.

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Director Statement

This is my proudest work yet and I have so much more up my sleeve. The feedback I received from my instructor means the world to me, so I thought I'd give a film festival a shot. I couldn't have done this without the incredible support from these crazy-talented artists. Cheers!