Drew The Man Behind the Poster is a documentary that I’m SHOCKED that no one has attempted till now. Drew Struzan is one of those titans in geek culture that has impacted just about everyone who were impacted by the movies he painted posters for.
Erik Sharkey is the man who decided to take the reigns and tell the story of Drew. He’s been working on this documentary for a few years now, and I’ve seen clips of it at Comic Con and on the net, and I’d be lying if I wasn’t pumped for this. Well, my being pumped might be anxiety as Erik has hit a road bump on the film. I’ll let this press release do the talking:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER” …SO CLOSE…
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.
Information about contributing to the film can be found on the popular Indigogo fundraising website: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/91958
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.
Fans can view a preview clip from the film, featuring an exclusive interview with Michael J. Fox, on the film’s official website:www.drewthemovie.com
“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.
So that’s the story. He needs a few more bucks to put the finishing touches on this bad boy so that we the world can bask in it! If you want to help, and pitch in a few bucks, you can do it right here on their IndieGogo page.
Don’t think it’s worth it? Check out this clip featuring the immortally great Michael J Fox.
Come on! The world needs this doc! If we can have 400 docs about corporate corruption or how we’re being fed worm riddled beef, we DESERVE and NEED a documentary about one of the greatest artist to grace our lifetime. And there’s only one of them.
Be sure to check out the official site here, and do what you can to help out.