The Last Repair Shop

39 mins


In a nondescript warehouse in the heart of Los Angeles, a dwindling handful of devoted craftspeople maintain over 80,000 student musical instruments, the largest remaining workshop in America of its kind. Meet four unforgettable characters whose broken-and-repaired lives have been dedicated to bringing so much more than music to the schoolchildren of the recording capital of the world.

2024 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Documentary

Production Team

Ben Proudfoot
Kris Bowers

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Los Angeles Unified School District Education Foundation

Funds go towards building an apprenticeship program for the next generation of craftspeople, augmenting highly specialized equipment, making facilities improvements to increase the number of instruments serviced annually, support additional investments and program costs for LAUSD’s music education program which oversees an instrument inventory of more than 100,000 instruments and employs 360 music educators.

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