Category Archives: Documentary

Batkid Begins Trailer

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November 15, 2013 was a pretty momentous day for Gotham City as thousands gathered to cheer on five year old “Batkid” Miles who, as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation event, saw San Francisco transformed into the DC Comics city. Donning a cape and cowl, five-year-old Miles took on the Penguin, saved a damsel in distress and was presented with the key to the city. thanks to an intense outpouring of spontaneous support reverberated around the world. Now, Miles’ story comes to the big screen in the new documentary, Batkid Begins, which has today released its trailer.

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Miles’ wish and this role as a little caped crusader resonated so deeply with filmmaker Dana Nachman that she was inspired to explore what happens when a small scale event aiming to fulfill one wish goes unintentionally viral, ultimately revealing surprising truths about what happens when someone inspires our society in a digital age.

Batkid Begins was directed by Nachman, who also produced the documentary with Liza Meak. The film was written by Nachman & Kurt Kuenne (Batkid Begins). Ian Reinhard & John Crane served as executive producers.

Batkid Begins hits theaters June 26, 2015.

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A LEGO Brickumentary Trailer

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Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO universe…like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question…is it a toy or something more?

A LEGO Brickumentary delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of LEGO therapy, and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell.

The documentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.

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Back in Time, A Documentary About The Lasting Impact of The Back To The Future Trilogy

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Back in Time is a forthcoming documentary by Lawrence, New York-based filmmaker Jay Aron that intends to go beyond the standard behind-the-scenes approach by offering a look at the surprisingly long-lasting impact of the beloved 1980s sci-fi comedy film trilogy, Back to the Future. The documentary looks at superfans and includes interviews with key members of the cast and crew like Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. The film is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

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The Great Chicken Wing Hunt – A Journey To The Heart of America’s Greatest Food

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Called The Big Lebowski of Documentaries, The Great Chicken Wing Hunt  is an award-winning is a documentary comedy directed by Matt Reynolds about Buffalo wings and the band of misfits who set out to find the world’s best one. 

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest food.

Celebrate now by watching The Great Chicken Wing Hunt, out in select theaters and on-demand everywhere January 14, 2014.

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Now You Can Now Stream “Drew:The Man Behind The Poster” Documetary On Netflix

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Now you can stream Drew:The Man Behind The Poster on Netflix.

This insightful documentary profiles renowned artist Drew Struzan, whose movie posters for directors such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and album covers for Alice Cooper and Iron Butterfly, have resulted in iconic images that defined an era!

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The Imagineering Story, A Documentary From Leslie Iwerks To Be Released In 2016

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Here is the trailer for The Imagineering Story, an upcoming movie that explores the past, present and future of Walt Disney Imagineering by noted documentary filmmaker Leslie Iwerks. Ms. Iwerks comes from a family with deep Disney history — her grandfather was an early Disney animator and her father is a former Imagineer — and her previous work includes profiles of Pixar Animation Studios and visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is partnering with Leslie on this latest project that will explore in unprecedented depth the facts, faces and fantastic stories behind the magic of Disney Parks. The film is due for release in 2016.

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Jesse Heiman: World’s Greatest Extra Documentary

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Jesse Heiman: World’s Greatest Extra is an upcoming documentary about Jesse Heiman, an actor whose nerdy looks have earned him dozens of background roles in Hollywood films and television shows, from Spider-Man to Old School.

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Directed by Nick Weis, the film follows Heiman’s unlikely 11-year career as a background actor.

Weis is raising funds for the film on Kickstarter.

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The Feature Length Documentary, Drew: The Man Behind The Poster To Debut At Comic-Con

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Drew: The Man Behind The Poster  is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of Artist and Illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars trilogies.

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Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and many other artists, critics and filmmakers, this film spans the journey of Drew’s early life and career in album cover art through his success as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time, to his most recent ‘post retirement’ life and works of fine art.

Directed by Erik P. Sharkey, the documentary will hit theaters in San Diego later this month, launching the same weekend as Comic-Con.

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Hanksy – It’s A Punderful Life

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In preparation for his first Los Angeles art show, New York street artist Hanksy explains the inspiration behind how he came to be. His celebrity obsession and subsequent wordplay phenomenon has been shrouded in mystery since his emergence two years ago.

 

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The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, Documentary About Mad Magazine’s Founding Editor

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“The Art of Harvey Kurtzman” is a short documentary about the work of the late Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine. The documentary describes Kurtzman’s creation of MAD’s famed Alfred E. Neuman mascot, and includes an interview with longtime MAD artist Al Jaffee. The film was produced by Imperium Pictures.

Kurtzman’s work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, through May 11, 2013.

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