Erik Sharkey's documentary about famous movie poster artist Drew Struzan has been in the works for a couple years now and is finally in the closing stages of production. However, as with many ambitious projects, funds have become an issue. If you're a fan of Drew Struzan, or if your a fan of documentary film making, then you might want to check out the following press release to see how you can help bring Erik's documentary vision to completion.
“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.
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.
Don't forget that if you enjoy the works of Drew Struzan, there are a couple of fantastic books out there from Titan that feature his process, thoughts and lots of artwork.
Amazon product description: "Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Blade Runner.
This sumptuous hardcover edition, with a foreword by George Lucas, features over 250 pieces of artwork, including all of Drew's most iconic movie images, as well as other highlights from his career, including album, book and comic book covers, stamps, trading cards, promotional artwork and very personal original works. The book comes right up to date, including exclusive San Diego Comic-Con poster art produced for The Walking Dead (2010) and Cowboys & Aliens (2011), with text by his wife Dylan, providing an intimate look at the man and his legacy.
The definitive collection of Struzan's work; this is an absolute must-have for any movie buff and an unrivalled slice of both art and cinema history."
Amazon product description: "He is the favorite artist of both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and the artist behind some of the most iconic images of our time… he is Drew Struzan.
Struzan has worked on the posters for the biggest films of the last 30 years. Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park and E.T: The Extraterrestrial to name but a few.
The first ever book to cover Struzan’s iconic poster artwork in depth, with the final artwork for each piece accompanied by background and anecdotes from an exclusive interview with the artist. With an introduction to Struzan’s philosophies and techniques, this stunning hardcover will include photos, sketches and reference material, plus closeups and a brief history of each poster featured, from Star Wars to The Goonies."