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Hey Bartender


The bar is three customers deep and the bartenders are in the weeds at the greatest cocktail party since before Prohibition. Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves his white collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown, and years later he struggles to keep it afloat. Featuring the worlds most renowned bartenders and access to the most exclusive bars in New York, this is the story of the comeback of the cocktail and the rebirth of the bartender. Featuring commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.

Director: Douglas Tirola

Producer: Susan Bedusa, Douglas Tirola

Screenwriter: Douglas Tirola

Cinematographer: Charles Poekel

Editor: Robert Greene

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Danielle Rosen, Co-Editor: G. Jesse Martinez

Principal Cast: Dale DeGroff, Dushan Zaric, Jim Meehan, Sasha Petraske, Julie Reiner, Steve Schneider, Steve Carpentieri, Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer, Amy Sacco


Douglas Tirola’s first documentary "An Omar Broadway Film" was released by HBO after premiering at Tribeca. His next film "All In-The Poker Movie" won the grand jury prize at Cinevegas. He produced "Making the Boys"(Berlin), "Kati with an i" (Gotham Award nominee) and "Fake It So Real" (True/False). He is working on a film about National Lampoon.

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