Just to Get a Rep (2009) 

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Peter Gerard

More than thirty years ago, the youth of New York's neglected neighborhoods started a revolution by spray-painting their names on subway trains. The energy and freedom of this expression has inspired generations of youth throughout the world, yet the established authorities and institutions continually deny its merit. Working against the powers of the media, the police, and the art world, aerosol artists have developed a unique worldwide culture based on respect, camaraderie and a shared struggle to re-claim and re-create their environments. Just to Get a Rep rigorously examines the love-hate relationship between graffiti and hip-hop. Hear the true story of aerosol art as told by New York's pioneers as well as today's innovators from all over the world.


Peter Gerard

Peter Gerard's first documentary, "Out of Breath" – made while he was a teenager in Missouri – won the SOFA Film Festival Audience Award. He then founded the Bargain Basement Film Festival, a celebration of ultra-low-budget films. A multimedia visionary, he has made numerous short films, designed award-winning websites, and exhibited his photography in the US and Britain. Peter migrated to Scotland in 2000 and established Accidental Media to produce award-winning documentaries, fiction films, music videos and interactive media. Peter's recent cutting-edge graffiti-history documentary "Just to Get a Rep" received acclaim at festivals worldwide and is now being distributed internationally on DVD and broadcast. In the last year, Peter produced and edited "Fistful of Roses", which was pitched at Documentary in Europe, and "The Shutdown", which premiered in competition at Silverdocs and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Simultaneously he directed a short documentary commission for Scottish Documentary Institute, Scottish Screen and BBC Scotland. Heavily involved in the international documentary community, Peter is the webmaster for the online professional documentary community - The D-Word. Peter is currently developing a new distribution platform and also directing "Eat Songs" - an epic feature documentary pitched at the IDFA Forum about two filmmakers entangled in an African musician's incredible dream.

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on July 04, 2013 at 7:56am



on January 01, 2012 at 1:11pm

i do graffiti about 8 yearz and feel what they wanna sayyy !!
that's coooooooooollllllll


on September 26, 2011 at 8:57pm

just downloaded and watched nice movie.


on February 24, 2011 at 8:05pm

Great film and look inside the world of graffiti. Thanks!


on January 15, 2011 at 12:17pm

Yus.Graffiti is art not vandalism.Nice lyrics in the end.Message well delivered.


on January 05, 2011 at 12:35pm

Heard So much about this Documentary Before.Finally found on VODO.thanx VODO


on November 30, 2010 at 3:03am

One of the best writer documentaries I've ever watched! Top 3 in my book. Straight the fuck up.


on October 10, 2010 at 1:15am

I downloaded this film and enjoyed it very much. Had lots of throwback information and images. -good work-


on March 16, 2010 at 3:35pm

i don't want to watch it now on some site.I want to download it here!


on August 11, 2010 at 6:11pm

I wish you could. But it would be better for us if you watched it (and paid for it) here: http://www.justtogetarep.com


on October 27, 2009 at 12:21pm

Watch it now on http://www.justtogetarep.com