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A Film About Cigars


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A Film About Cigars


 

A Heritage

Rolling a premium cigar is no small feat— each is hand rolled out of 100% pure tobacco. Master rollers often come from a long lineage of craftsmen and women. Like any artisan, rollers spend years perfecting each variation and understand how the different methods of the filler, binding, and wrapper tobacco affect the resulting taste and experience.

 
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light up with us.


Find out how you can connect with our team while we’re traveling around the country. We are available for meet and greets and special screenings in your lounge!  

Learn More

 

Finding that ultimate stick is the goal of any aficionado; the perfect combination of subtle flavors that really light up the palate.  Rollers experiment for months or years with various combinations of tobacco varietals in hopes of finding the perfect blend.

It all starts with a tiny seed. Most growers select from the flower of the heartiest plants in their harvest.  Approximately 60 days after the seeds are planted, they turn into seedlings a few inches tall and are moved to the field where they begin to grow rapidly. Another 60 days and the plant has fully matured.

 

Once the farmers harvest the tobacco, they cure it for 40-60 days and allow it to ferment for up to several years. Once fermented, the tobacco is allowed to mature.  It could take several years to see the seed to cigar process.

Cigarmakers will then experiment at various stages of the maturing process to determine what the perfect blend, rolling technique, and size is for a new line. So next time you light up remember that every puff you take— every sensational aroma and exuberant flavor— was handcrafted over the course of several years by dozens of skilled men and women. 

 

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Contributors


Contributors


 

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The Team


The Team


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Jesse Mariut

Director

Jesse has been a cigar enthusiast and film-maker for the better part of a decade and this project marries two of his greatest passions in life.  While his films have told hundreds of stories over the course of the years, this film is his first true passion project. He has a unique ability to elicit meaningful discussions as an interviewer both on and off camera. Watch as he unfolds the true story behind the beauty and craftsmanship that goes into cigarmaking.

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Steve Gherebean

Director

Having developed a passion for film-making while earning a degree in Political Science and International Relations, the human interest and political angle of this project are particularly interesting for Steve. Since graduating, Steve has traveled to developing countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America capturing both beautiful imagery and many stories along the way.

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Sergey lysak

Music Director

Sergey has had a love affair with music his entire life. He is one of the most talented drummers you will meet having toured with big name bands, laying down tracks for commercials and owning a chain of music schools! With him overseeing the musical score for this film, it will ensure that the soundtrack will be nothing short of amazing!