A couple of months ago we reported that the Drew Struzan documentary, Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, needed some funds to help finish post production. Thanks to your efforts, director Erik P. Sharkey has finished the film, and even held a panel this past weekend at Comic-Con. Now we have a brand new trailer for the doc that is finally on its way to release.
If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, or own any blu-ray or DVD worth owning, you know Struzan's work. His ability to make a new movie feel instantly nostalgic is what made him the go-to-guy for Hollywood. Too bad we're living in an age quickly being taken over by bad photoshop.
In this new trailer, we get even more insight into the techniques Struzan uses to bring those qualities to the canvas, and his impact on cinema. The doc includes interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many more. In case you missed it before, below the new trailer is a clip with Michael J. Fox.
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.