Over the last year or so we've been reporting on a new documentary based around legendary poster artist Drew Struzan called Drew: The Man Behind The Poster. It looks like it will be a great documentary especially for those of you like myself who really enjoy the art of movie posters. The doc includes interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many more.
We recently received an e-mail in behalf of the film's director Erik P. Sharkey saying that the film has been completely shot and edited. But he needs a little help completing it. In the middle of the sound mixing phase they ran out of money. Up until this point the movie has been completely self financed, now they are looking for an additional $8,000 to complete and polish up the movie so it can fianlly get released.
If you're interested in contributing, and want some more information, head on over to the Indiegogo fundraising website: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/91958
Below you'll find the e-mail we recieved explaining the situation, as well as a clip from the film that includes an interview with Michael J. Fox.
With post production wrapping up, the director of “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster;” a new documentary feature film about movie poster artist Drew Struzan, explains how the film is so close, yet so far, from completion. As is often the case, the reason is money.
Director Erik P. Sharkey, has created his first crowd-sourcing fundraising effort to help offset anticipated costs and bring the film to the finish line.Sharkey explains, “On top of costs for technical services, other expenses, like legal fees, are going to be high.And the simple truth is we are out of money.” It was nearly three years ago when Sharkey and his film partners began production on their feature documentary, now in the final stages of post-production.
“We get so many emails from fans asking about the premiere, and we tell people we’re just as anxious as they are.But we are very, very close.” continues Sharkey.
Meanwhile, with picture locked, Christian Struzan and his team at XL Brand Media have delivered dazzling graphic work and pristine color correction to match up with a top notch sound mix, delivered by Zach Martin at Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Ranch. Editor Jeff Yorkes is also hard at work cutting a brand new trailer to be unveiled just prior to Comic Con San Diego.
“Drew: The Man Behind The Poster” concerns Drew Struzan’s life, craft and iconic portfolio, which include, among many others, the “Back To The Future,” “Indiana Jones” & “Star Wars” film series, as well as “The Thing,” “Harry Potter,” “E.T.,” along with artwork for the early “Muppet” films.Stories are told via an impressive lineup of Hollywood talents, including exclusive interviews with, among many others, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Alice Cooper, Michael Uslan, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Bob Gale, Leonard Maltin, Carroll Spinney, Greg Hildebrant, Steven Spielberg and, of course, Drew Struzan.
Here's the Synopsis:
The journey spans Drew's early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time. Three filmmakers have united to bring this film to life; Greg Boas of Hefty, inc., Charles Ricciardi of Torino Pictures and Erik P. Sharkey of Sharkey Productions, assembling one of the most intriguing film lineups and crafting a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, the stories behind Drew’s most recognizable creations, as well as a never-before-seen insider’s examination of the industry and the profession of motion picture advertising.